- Wreath mold
- Doubled sided 12x12 paper or cardstock
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Glue (liquid or stick)
- Straight pins
- Timble (optional)
Time - about 2 hours
1. Cut off the white strip with writing on it (if applicable), discard this piece
2. Cut away a 2"x12" strip and save for later
4. Take each 5"x12" piece of paper, cut into 5" strips of varying widths
I kept my pieces no wider than 1" to make sure they were easy to roll, glue, and pin to the wreath.
6. Cut this 2"x10" strip in half giving you two 2"x5" pieces.
7. Take each 2"x5" piece of paper, cut into 5" strips of varying widths
I had a wreath with a 10" diameter, and used approximately 4 sheets of double sided paper. To start I only cut up two pieces, but needed almost two more full sheets later.
I decided to use just two different double-sided papers, which gave me four different patterns.
You could easily use 3 or even 4 different papers if you want more variety in your wreath.
As well, themed papers for holidays, seasons, and events would work very nicely for this craft.
For each 5" strip of paper
- put a little glue on one end
- roll into a circle
- hold for a few seconds
- stick straight pin through where paper overlaps
- stick pin into wreath
After the first dozen or so, my thumb started to feel tender, so I pulled out my timbale and used it for the majority of pins.
- Keep it random
- Try not to worry about the same patterns ending up next to each other - it's BOUND to happen and that's OK : )
- Tie your string on before starting so it gets hidden in the paper (and I think it would be hard to do afterwards)
- I started at the top and worked down both sides, and found this worked well (and made it easy for me not to be too fussy)
- As you get towards the end, I recommend pinning inside the wreath before the top and outside, I found it was easier to hold the wreath and put the pins in that way
However, if you wanted to hang your wreath in a window or opening where it would be seen from both side, you would need to fill in the back side as well.
I was surprised how "solid" the wreath was when I flipped it over for this photo - so I don't think it would be too difficult if you wanted to fill in the back half.
I found a lot of spots around the "back edge" once I thought I was done.
I really enjoyed making this wreath, and I will definitely make more down the road.
I think this is a craft you could do with children - obviously an adult would need to do the "pin work" with younger children. It is also a craft you can do in stages if you don't have a few hours to dedicate to it (or if you thumbs get too sore).
Hope you enjoyed this, and please comment below if you have any questions or thoughts !!