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Make a Spring Paper Wreath (tutorial)

I have been wanting to make a paper wreath for awhile. I LOVE pretty paper and I thought it would be so fun to make a wreath using some bright and spring-y paper.

I saw a couple amazing paper wreaths at the CHA show last year. So when I saw the Silhouette online store had some paper flower 3-d images, I decided to try making a wreath with them.

{Spring 2012 Mantel}

Here’s what I did:

I started off with a plain wreath form. I wrapped it with ribbon. And just keeping it real — I ran out of ribbon. So I took a yellow and white ribbon and wrapped that around the part of the wreath that was bare. It started off as a blooper, but it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the wreath!

There are a few different flowers I used. Most are pretty straight forward. The 3-d Loopy Flower might be my favorite. I also love the layered Chrysanthemum. Here’s a little more detail on how I made the 3-d Loopy Flowers:

  1. Cut out the strips of paper. Each strip is cut in the center in rows through the center.
  2. Take the long, skinny strip and wrap it around a pencil. Then hot glue shut.
  3. Fold the paper in half and hot glue the circle roll to the edge of the inside of the folded paper.
  4. Roll the folded paper around the glued circle center, creating a flower and glue shut at the end.
  5. I used one strip per flower and these made small flowers. If you want a larger flower, just use 3-4 of the strips around one of the circle centers.
  6. Add a button or brad to the center of the flower.

Of course, if you don’t have a Silhouette, you can still make a paper wreath of your own. Here are a few free templates you can use and cut out the flowers with scissors:

DIY Rununculus Template @ DIY or Don’t

Origami Paper Flower Template @ HP

Paper Flower Template @ DIY Wedding

Paper Flower Template @ Paper Pesto

Recycled Paper Flower Template @ Silly Simple Living

Paper Flowers @ Icing Designs

Paper Rose Template @ Ellinee

Have fun making your own paper wreath!! And if you make one, I’d love for you to send me the link so I can feature you!

xxox

PS — It’s FRIDAY!!! My favorite day of the week. I hope you can stop by The Weekend Wrap Up Party. It starts tonight at 6 pm MST. I love seeing YOUR ideas and featuring YOU!!!

Comments

  1. Hi!
    I just saw your flower wreath and loved it. Thanks for sharing it with us. The flowers are really nice.
    I will try to make one with the flower templates I have.
    Thanks again.
    Gloria

  2. Karen Nadeau says:

    I’m going out to buy a wreath and ribbon today. This is lovely and so much fun. One question – how do you attach the flowers to the wreath. Thanks so much for this beautiful idea.

  3. Jen, this is absolutely darling! I’m pinning/repinning! Little Bit from http://www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  4. WOW! I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing: )

  5. Amazing job! I am just starting to work more with paper and it’s great! What paper did you use? I am thinking about thickness since it looks like with the folding that a thinner paper might work better- suggestions?? Thanks!!

  6. I seriously LOVE this wreath! And I love the whole mantel!!! It is so darling and springy!! LOVE IT!!! Great job! :) xoxo

  7. That is the coolest spring wreath! Love it!

  8. I am such a sucker for pretty paper, Jen, and this wreath is to-die-for cute! Great job!

  9. Jen I love all the different kinds of flowers! For some reason paper crafts and I don’t get along very well….but I would love to try a few of those flowers! Happy Friday!

  10. Omgosh I love love love!!! The colors are amazing, and your blooper turned into a hit bc I love that part of the wreath to! I need a silhouette stat!

  11. Pinned! And maybe I’ll even do it sometime. ;)

  12. Alissa Finlayson says:

    So pretty…I was mesmerized with the door in the background. Can we get a full on shot of that too?!

  13. Beautiful flowers. I made the 3D daffodils with my students for 30 years! I retired this year. I may do them with the church children this Sunday or on Tuesday night. I had a different 3D tulip pattern. It was a silhouette, you make several and staple down the center. Then you fold them out, like opening the pages of a book.

  14. SO so cute! I am totally inspired! I have been seeing so many beautiful wreaths lately and I have decided I finally need to make my own! Yours really looks pretty!

  15. WOW!!
    AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thank you so much for sharing, PINNING!!

  16. This wreath is so pretty. I love the papers you chose, and I agree that the yellow and white ribbon blooper turned out great! Thanks for sharing this project.

  17. Love this, looks like a lot of love went in to making it!

  18. You can do so much with that machine – it’s amazing!!!!

  19. Wow, wow, wow, Jen!! You did such an amazing job! Love the colors, the fullness of the wreath and of course, the flowers. Such a work of art!!

  20. Great job! I love the 3D flowers with all the colors and textures!

  21. Thanks for including my recycled paper flower pins in your discussion of paper flowers!

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