make a circle wreath!

circle wreath
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!


you’ll need:

  • cardstock
  • 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.

cut the wreath base from a paper plate

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.

place your circles

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:

first wreath

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!

9 responses to “make a circle wreath!”

  1. molly says:

    love it! i think i may have to do this with my kiddo.

  2. jenn says:

    This is so fabulous!!! Another project to add to my list. What weight of paper did you use?

  3. jess says:

    Honestly, you are a genius with paper!

  4. mon ami says:

    so pretty. it is so nice to see Christmas-y decorations that re subtle and modern and really can be hung up year round without looking like you forgot to take down your decorations.

    thanks for sharing the tutorial

  5. Anna says:

    Faint…. I LOVE this. I may need to come steal your punches in the middle of the night. I want to make a couple for work and one giant one for home. Stat!

  6. Florcita says:

    what a great idea!! thanks for sharing!

  7. urban craft says:

    I haven’t seen anything more simple and elegantly beautiful for a wreath. Must make one!

  8. kim says:

    very clever. gorgeous design.

  9. melinda says:

    this is what I miss when I don’t keep up with all the happenings in blogland…!
    lovely, lovely lovely!
    thanks for sharing!

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