I love making new wreaths to change up the look of our door from season to season. Several years ago I came across a tutorial for a cute wreath made with scrapbook paper from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I made this adorable spring wreath.
I loved it so much, especially the flower embellishment that I made out of a felted sweater.
For this wreath you’ll need a wreath form and 5-6 sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper. I used 5 sheets. You’ll also need a hot glue gun and scissors or a paper cutter.
Cut your scrapbook paper into 1″ x 12″ strips. Then cut each 12″ strip in 3rds, so you end up with tons of 1″ x 4″ pieces. By the way, don’t worry about stacking them up all nice and neat, it doesn’t matter if you keep them separated.
Take each strip of paper and bend it in half without creasing it to create a loop. Use the hot glue gun to glue the ends together. Do this with all the strips. You’ll end up with a huge pile of loops.
The main difference I made in making my wreath is that I put a strip of coordinating scrapbook paper inside the wreath form, since when I made the first one I felt like you could still see the ugly green wreath form when it was done. You could also do this with a piece of ribbon, or you can skip it entirely if you want. It was just something I preferred.
Now lay your wreath form flat and glue on a row of paper loops, making them flush to the tabletop. You’ll want to consider where you start and stop each row on the wreath, as there will be a spot right there that the papers don’t quite fit right, so I made sure that I started and stopped each row at the spot I was planning to put my embellishment so I could cover up that spot.
After you finish the first row, add another row. Don’t be too concerned with keeping an order to which loops you use where, since it won’t end up working (trust me, I found this out on the first one). Just randomly put loops on, and it will look just fine. Try to stagger the second row, but some of the loops will still end up straight above the loop below, so no big deal.
Continue with a third and forth row of loops. The forth row should cover the paper strip in the center of the wreath, if you used one.
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