a few weeks ago molly sent me a link to a really cool wreath. oooooo… circles… as i contemplated the price, it occurred to me that i could make my own, but with paper instead of metal. i just needed to figure out what the base of the wreath would be. i poked around in a few craft stores, but i didn’t find anything that i thought would work well with paper. it hit me when i opened the cupboard above my stove and saw my paper plates: perfect.
make your own circle wreath by following my quick and cheap tutorial after the jump!
- circle paper punches
- foam mounting squares (or something similar: there should be adhesive on both sides, with a bit of height)
- heavy-weight paper plate (it needs to be the really heavy kind, otherwise the weight of the circles will cause it to sag. chinet brand is a good option.)
- craft knife
step 1: flip the plate over and use your craft knife to cut off the flat portion of the plate’s lip. this is what you’ll use as the base.
step 2: punch the circles out of your cardstock. 2-4 shapes are best.
step 3: use the mounting squares to attach the circles to the base. layer them, and stagger the placement.
it may help to position your circles before you adhere them to the base. i did not do that for my first wreath, and i ended up not being entirely happy with it… it was just too busy:
for the second wreath (pictured at the top of the post), i used only white circles, and positioned them until i was happy with the weight and shape of the wreath. then i picked each one up and added a mounting square and placed it right back down where i had picked it up.
so there you go… a cheap and quick wreath!