How to Make an Ucycled Paper Wreath

We have had a lovely time this weekend setting up the Christmas tree with the music blaring and it reminded me that the best decorations are those created, or put up, with family. There are no rules when it comes to decorating for Christmas at our house – the wonky way the tree comes out from Maxwell helping me to place the decorations we use every year, is the most beautiful.

I am sharing a great upcycled paper wreath project we had on the blog a few years agon, from Tinker Studio, if you would love to create something for Christmas this year.

DIY Paper Wreath by Tinker Studio

This fantastic upcycled paper Christmas Wreath can be used not only as a fabulous Christmas decoration for the front door….but can also be kept hanging inside on a bedroom wall as a unique home decor piece of art all year round.

I used some old vintage wallpaper which is black and white, textured and quite a thick weight so it was really easy to work with.  Just a heads up that this craft is a little time-consuming and fiddley, so would probably take you around 3-4 hours the first time you make one.

What you will need to make your paper Christmas Wreath:

  • Wallpaper, an old book, music sheets (whatever paper you have and would like to  upcycle)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Hot glue gun (you could use white craft glue, but a hot glue gun is a lot faster)
  • Some cardboard and a craft knife
  • Pegs
  • Large plate and a mug

How to make the paper wreath

  • First get a large plate and your cardboard. Trace around the plate and use a craft knife to cut it out.
  • Do the same thing with a mug for the inner circle and cut out the piece to form your wreath shape.
  • Then its time to roll your cones – I needed  approximately 40 cones to make this wreath.
  • Use a hot glue gun to secure your cones, snip off the ends and add a bit of hot glue inside at the bottom of the cone and peg it flat (as pictured above). This prepares your cones to be easily fitted to your wreath cardboard shape.
  • Now it’s time to hot glue your first layer of cones to the cardboard wreath shape. To ensure it is symmetrical you need to glue each cone opposite one another (as pictured above).
  • Press down and flatten each piece right to the edge of your cardboard. When this is complete you will add your second layer in the gaps of the first layer.

Now you are ALL DONE!

Simple, Stylish and a unique piece for Christmas and beyond. Enjoy! Thank you Tinker Studio!

Please feel free to share your traditions or decorating ideas and projects with us too- you can post here with a comment or contact us here

Helen xx

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