I am SO excited to share this paper wreath project I finished over the weekend! I’ve been eyeing off wreaths from all over recently, there’s something about their whimsy garden magic that I just cannot get enough of. I wanted to create one that had more of a soft, natural feel with a tiny modern touch. I’m pretty chuffed with the result and was so fun seeing it all come together from only a few sheets of paper. Officially addicted to paper art.
If you’d like to whip up your own, here’s how I did it:
What you’ll need:
- 5 x A4 green paper sheets
- 1 x gold foil card
- Bamboo hoop – Picked mine up from Spotlight for $2 but if you want to get extra crafty, find some bendy sticks and fasten them together in a ring shape with wire instead
- Wire – I used garden wire, but any bendy wire would do
- Green tape – I used basic electrical tape
- Stanley knife
- 2 sheets of tissue paper
Draw and cut out your leaves. Here’s the shape I stuck with. I didn’t worry too much about trying to keep them identical, I think it kind of adds to the end result.
Cut your wire into two lengths that are a bit longer than the circumference (hello grade 5 maths) of your hoop ring, then start wrapping the tape around (and around and around) occasionally sticking in a leaf here and there. You want the leaves to all point in one direction slightly.
You should end up with two lovely branch beauties like this
Wrap them around your hoop, be sure the leaves on both wire pieces are pointing in the same direction (learnt that one the hard way).
I’m loving how it looks just on it’s own here!
Then you want to cut out your gold leafies from the card. I just drew something up freehand, cut it out with the stanely knife and used that as a stencil for the other 2. Then just arrange on your wreath using more green tape
The tissue paper flowers came together in a pretty messy and organic fashion to be honest. There are plenty of online tutorials around for big paper flowers, but I knew I just wanted little tufts of petal prettiness so I cut a few pieces of tissue paper in this scallop shape then individually curled them around each other, keeping the base pinched with my fingers. A little tightly at first then loose and messy towards the end. Fasten with a piece of green tape and arrange on your wreath near the gold leaves with more tape.
And that’s a wrap!
What do you think??