Wreath making can be addicting. It can also be one of two things: expensive and inexpensive. Today I am going to show you the latter, and share with you how to make a paper wreath. For this project you will first need to gather up a few supplies:
- hot glue gun and plenty of hot glue sticks
- cardstock craft paper
- wreath form
For this project I had everything on hand with the exception of the cardstock and the wreath form. I picked both of these up at my local craft store and with coupons and sales, I spent 3.99 on the wreath form, 1.99 on ribbon, and 2.50 on the paper. Basically, this wreath cost me less than $10 to make, and just a few hours of my time.
How to Make a Paper Wreath
Step 1: The first thing you want to do is take your cardstock and cut each sheet into 4 pieces. They will not be perfect squares, but more like little rectangles. Make yourself a little stack of these. I used about half of the cardstock and precut these ahead of time and still have plenty of rectangles left to make another wreath without cutting. Believe it or not, you do not need a ton of paper for this project.
Steo 2: I took the bottom of a writing pen and placed it in the middle of a rectangle, and then folded and molded the page around the pen. I removed the pen, added a dab of hot glue, and then pinched the bottom together so that it would keep that form. Do this many times to get the pages for your wreath ready.
Step 3: Before you apply your paper to the wreath form, go ahead and attach your ribbon somewhere on the wreath. Once you have that placed, you can then start putting the paper all over your wreath form.
Step4: Dab glue onto your paper pieces and then attach them to the wreath. I just went here, there, and everywhere to make sure the entire wreath form was covered and not visible.
Once you have all of your paper covering your wreath, go back and try and find any spots that are gaping or still open and fill these in with additional pieces. Once you have this finished, you are completely done!
Hang your new beautiful wreath and enjoy!
Ready for a few more projects for this holiday season? A few other bloggers and myself are sharing projects every Monday during the holiday season to help give you some ideas! Check out these other projects below:
I hope you enjoyed all of these projects, and you now know how to make a paper wreath. Make sure to check out all of the other amazing projects above!