Friday, November 19, 2010

Paper wreath

I’ve been seeing lots of great wreaths lately and it reminded me of a wreath kit I bought on clearance this summer from Oriental Trading for a couple dollars.
The kit was fairly simple, a Styrofoam wreath and ten packs of 1” x 6” double sided papers.
I grabbed some push pins, the remote and started making the wreath.
I folded the ends together and made a crease about half and inch from the end then used a pin to stick it to the wreath.  I just started on the outside of the wreath and kept adding layers all the way to the inside of the wreath.
The kit came with about 500 slips of paper, I still have about 200 left so used about 300 slips of paper and stick pins.   The pins didn’t come in the kit but I had just recently bought a box of 1,000 of them at the dollar store. 
Word to the wise… look closely at the pins in the dollar store.  About 20% of the ones in my box had blunt end or only a slightly angled end!  It made pushing them through two layers of paper a challenge to say the least.  It was a good think there were 1,000 in the box so I didn’t think twice about about throwing them away.
I love the color combination.
I couldn’t decide on a color of ribbon from the papers so I decided on a wide gold ribbon that I had.
Close up pictures.
This was a holiday wreath and I really like the pink, green and blue for Christmas but I think it would be a great wreath for year round as well.
What holiday or year round wreath have you been working on?
Linking to these parties:
Catch As Catch CanThe Boardwalk Bragfest


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Love the colors.

  2. What a fun wreath! I love paper, so I might have to try this! I'm your newest follower--hope you'll check my blog out and follow back if you'd like:

  3. that wreath is really cute! You got the kit from oriental trading? It's been awhile since I've even looked at their stuff. (was a teacher for 19 years, used them a lot)
    thanks for linking up and linking back to me,

  4. I just did my holiday ornament kit oriental trading that catalog!

  5. Love it! Looks just like ribbons! Would love for you to share this at my Holiday Hookup party!

  6. Oh how clever. I think you may have just started a new twist on paper wreaths! I can visualize these made from sheet music and old book pages. Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing on the Boarding Bragfest and have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  7. Love the wreath! Followed over from boardwalk bragfest.

  8. This turned out really cute. I love all the colors. Thanks for sharing. :-) Have a fabulous holiday!

  9. Great idea to use pins- I was dreading having to use hot glue! Can't wait to make mine now!

  10. Oh Dear...I already have such a full plate and now I HAVE to make a paper wreath!! LOL! Barbara Reeves


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