Welcome to another week everyone and wishing you all a Happy Veteran’s Day – our town hosts a parade that honors our local veterans, then we’re off to celebrate Matt’s grandmother’s 104th birthday (!) today, bringing lunch and a cake to her home.
Today I’m featuring a project I showed a glimpse of in the Holiday Lookbook, a focal point wreath crafted with wrapping paper. The process to make it is similar to a bookpage wreath but this version is created with layered tubes of gift wrap!
To recreate, here’s what you’ll need: 12” foam wreath; 6 feet of sturdy wrapping paper (thicker is better); hot glue & glue gun; invisible tape, ribbon for hanging.
The first thing to do is to tie a ribbon around one section since you’ll be layering tubes of paper on top.
The rest is very simple and takes about an hour to complete. Cut one long 8 inch strip from the roll of wrapping paper then 2 inch strips from that section – wrap them around and secure with tape then hot glue them in layers to the wreath form.
Continue the process with three layers, making the tubes shorter on the inside circle, I cut mine down to 7” then 6” to form the middle.
Hang your wreath where it will get a lot of attention!
Any wrapping paper with an interesting repeat will do, or you can recreate this version with any of the three Mingle colorways available at my Spoonflower shop.
More holiday decorating coming soon!
What a fun idea! So creative to use the wrapping paper! Beautiful wreath!
I love this. What a fun idea. Now I know why I bought a clearance (12 pack) of 12″ foam wreaths! I have plenty to play with. And, tons of paper. Good times ahead. Thank you for sharing this idea.
Definitely will do this Kate using YOUR moss green wrap!!! THANKS!
Ordered mine already! Can’t wait to do this wreath Kate!
This is amazing!
I love your use of wrapping paper!
I have your mingle in the green/red colorway en route to me….it will arrive this week and I can’t wait to make this project. My fabric will be coming in as well….looking so forward to the stocking tutorial! Thanks so much!
I love this!!
Such a cute idea! Love it!
This is adorable! So fresh, like a mint :-)
This seems like a fun project for the kids to do and it will look great in the house. Wonder what it would look like if you used a bunch of different papers and patterns.
Adorable! Do you need to use a flat wreath or will any kind work?
A flat cardboard form would work too Staci!
It’s so simple to do it, and it looks so festive:-)
Lots of Love
You are very creative. I love your ideas. They’re sometimes even simple enough for me to do!
What a fun inspiring idea!! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing another fabulous craft!
Such a easy, cute idea. I posted this link on my face book fan page for my readers, hope you do not mind me sharing it.
As great looking as your wreath is (and it totally rocks) , your white backdrop bookcase filled with all the bright exclamation points of red really sets it off!
What do you do with the 2 inch from the same section?
Picture 2″ x 8″ strips of wrapping paper Amy turned into 8″ tubes. First cut a long 8″ strip off the roll of wrapping paper, then cut that piece into 2″ x 8″ strips.
I was trying to figure out the same thing! I can’t tell from the pictures anything about the 2 inch strips.
I love this! I’m going to give this a Hanukkah spin with blue and white paper.
This is so fun! I might have to buy wrapping paper for this project alone!
Duh! that would make sense!
Thank you Kate!
Brilliant simple idea
This is so cute!! Love you choice of wrapping paper too.
Great idea! Love it Thanks!
sorry to be dense…but I still do not understand what the 2″ strips are for…can u explain it another way? maybe I will understand it… thanks
They form the tubes Kathy when you wrap them around in a cylinder shape.
This looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it. Now to decide this years Christmas theme, natural or traditional?
Loved the wreath. Just to confirm
Basically it is 2″ in width and 8″ in length right to form a tube.
Where do you look or go to find or create such wreaths. How do you go about creating new designs? I’m new so anything you know would be greatly appreciated. Do you have a site with lots of pictures and or tutorials? I’ll appreciate any help you have to offer. Email me anything you would be will to send I want to make Wreaths for my whole family and for all holidays and seasons. I got hurt in an accident and I am still recovering, so I have lots of time on my hands. Luckily it was my feet.