Twinkle Light Paper Leaf Wreath

By Kate Riley November 13, 2018

I was at my local IKEA last week buying a sofa and on my way to the checkout line noticed they had a lot of lighted Christmas decor that was really good. The Strala lighted wreath caught my eye, it’s simple and white, but I thought why not embellish it with paper leaves to personalize it.


Every holiday season I sit down to do one or two crafts while I watch a classic movie. In years past I made a pretty paper leaf garland and sparkle confetti garland and a wrapping paper wreath to name a few. This year I was inspired to create a lighted paper leaf wreath using golden marbled cardstock and the plain white LED lighted wreath as a base.




This is a great project if you host a craft night with your friends since it only takes about an hour to assemble, and you can use any color or pattern of cardstock you like.



There’s no such thing as too many twinkle lights during the holidays, amiright?



For this simple DIY project, you need is the lighted wreath from IKEA, 4 sheets of cardstock to make the leaves, floral wire, scissors, a glue stick, and white floral tape.



To begin, cut two pieces of cardstock together to form a leaf about 3 inches long…



Next, cut floral wire about five or six inches long and insert between each leaf side…


… a simple glue stick secures both side of the leaf together.



for each leaf, wrap the floral wire around the wreath to secure it…


rotate the placement of the leaves adding them inside and outside….


continue adding leaves as you work your way around the wreath….


when complete, cover the wire with white floral tape…


plug in and hang it up anywhere you like!


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley November 10, 2018

Weekend greetings! It was the One Room Challenge reveal week, which I always look forward to, so I highlighted some favorite spaces below.

Today I’m opening up my Christmas closet to add a few holiday touches to my living room and also my new design studio. I bought a white sofa at IKEA and I’ll be assembling it this weekend, I can’t wait to share the space where I’ll be doing a lot of creative work! While I was at IKEA I noticed they had a really beautiful collection of holiday paper star lanterns this year, I wanted one of each! I love them clustered and hanging from light fixtures or on walls, they’re so festive this time of year. :)

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Favorite links from the week and spaces from the ORC challenge:

So colorful and glam: this kitchen remodel.

What a fresh and fun dining room.

Beautiful textures and contrast in this living/dining makeover.

Another beautiful kitchen refresh.

DIY: paint your fridge to look like stainless steel.

Anthro admits to selling copied designs (and apologizes).

Tasty side dishes to try this Thanksgiving.

DIY crafts for making your home smell like Christmas.

Great tips for improving your handwriting.

The wedding alternative: why you should consider eloping instead.

Have a great weekend!