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.
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:
- Cut out the strips of paper. Each strip is cut in the center in rows through the center.
- Take the long, skinny strip and wrap it around a pencil. Then hot glue shut.
- Fold the paper in half and hot glue the circle roll to the edge of the inside of the folded paper.
- Roll the folded paper around the glued circle center, creating a flower and glue shut at the end.
- 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.
- 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!
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!!!