Last week I hosted a Paper Wreath Workshop and it was so much fun.
The wreaths that I made for demonstrations are now available to purchase in the store. They are quite a hit, so I am planning on making a couple more in various sizes.
In case you wanted to attend but missed it, no worries, below is a step by step tutorial.
As with most things, we need to start somewhere.
I found that in a lot of online tutorials, there was a lot of steps left out so one had to use their imagination to get to the next step.
My hope here is that I can make this as easy as possible for y'all!
First you find some cardboard which will become the backing for your wreath.
Make sure it is clean and not from a pizza box!
Take your cardboard and draw a circle on it for you to cut out. The bigger the circle the bigger the wreath.
This tutorial is for a double layer wreath. You can make a smaller one, but I'm a fan of go big or go home!
Once your circle has been cut out, make a smaller one. Like a doughnut and a hole!
Put the cardboard aside as the fun part now begins. It's time to start rolling the paper into cones. I have used anywhere between 50 cones to over 100. Just depends on how big the paper is you use and how tightly you roll them.
Please remember to be consistent with your sizes as it will appear on your wreath.
I am using a large print Art History book for this wreath. It has lots of art pictures and with the contrast of the white, it will pop!
Once you have rolled and rolled, and even rolled some more, it's time to add them to your cardboard.
Apply some hot glue to your rolled piece of paper and position it on your cardboard doughnut.
I like to glue mine on in a compass style. North, East, South and West. Then fill in the points between until it is filled in completely. The next step is to add another layer over this row by gluing a rolled cone in between each cone. This way it covers the gaps.
Once your second level is done, it's time to start on your doughnut hole!
Here I rolled the papers slightly tighter and started in the compass style again.
Once one side is filled, I flipped over the circle and glued the cones on, but this time overlapping the points to make a tight centre.
Once done it will look like a tight flower. Take the finished top layer of the wreath and hot glue it to the larger bottom portion of the wreath to make one large wreath.
For the back, I glued on a bit of ribbon and some scrap felt. The felt reinforces the backing and gives the hanging ribbon a bit more strength.
When finished, hang your masterpiece and enjoy!
Made with an older book with the centre made of burlap and an old book cover.
A smaller wreath made with only one layer. I used a small red burlap and a little stag toy.
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.