Learn how to make a cute Fall paper wreath with just a few items on hand. It’s a simple and cute wreath, and one the kiddos may enjoy making with you.
How to Make a Paper Wreath
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.
The Paper Wreath Tutorial
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.
Step 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!
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That is gorgeous! 🙂 Love it!-Ashley
Thanks Ashley! 🙂
Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says
I love your paper wreath idea Jennifer! It turned out so great! And, so much easier and just as cute as the one I tried with coffee filters. Definitely pinning my friend!
Thanks so much Therese. I loved your coffee filter wreath, it really looked like beautiful white hydrangea!
Chris Carter says
LOVE that idea!!! And it looks soooo cool on your door! Absolutely sharing…
Thanks so much Chris! It works well with my dark door. Friends keep coming by and try to take it..LOL
Colleen @ MommieDaze says
This is so cute and so simple. I love it! Pinning this one and giving it a try.
Awesome! I love mine, I hope you love yours as well! 🙂
I saw it on Facebook, and of course I had to come here to check it out more. It’s really awesome -you weren’t kidding about how fabulous something can be for $10 or under! I wish you lived closer so I could hire you for the holidays.
Haha! You are too sweet 🙂
Wow, so simple, yet amazing!!!
Cindy Eikenberg says
Jen, I really love how this wreath looks and what a wonderful idea! Pinning and thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!
Thank you Cindy! I was really worried it was going to be a “failure project” but I LOVE how it turned out!
NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner says
I made yarn wrapped wreaths for the in laws last year, so I have to come up with something different this time around. But I’m going to pin this for future reference. I think it would make a great teacher gift!
I love yarn wrapped wreaths, they look so pretty. I am going to be giving this wreath to the school for their Fall decor.
Kimber @ The Pinning Mama says
Oh I love wreaths too! This is awesome!
I am a big fan of wreaths, I still have another I need to make…