Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Awesome Paper Wreath

7/17/11:  I have decided that since you all love this wreath so much, I am going to give it away.  To enter the giveaway go HERE.  The giveaway ends at 11:59, Wednesday July 20.


I can't really express how happy I am with how this wreath turned out.   Sometimes I find that I try not to make wreaths using paper because I kinda feel like that is just what I always do.  But here's the deal,  I just like wreaths made out of paper.  I just love the texture.  So I am going to just keep making them until I get sick of them.


One thing, in particular, that I love about this wreath it that it cost me nothing to make it.  Well at one point I did buy a wreath from the dollar store, some scrapbook paper, and hot glue sticks, but when I decide to make a new wreath I just went into my craft supplies, took the wreath I used for Emma's Tangled wreath, borrowed a 3 inch scalloped paper punch from a neighbor and glued a couple hundred paper cones to the wreath.  Then I added a little stick with a little butterfly.  Super easy and cheap.


Here I will even show you the back.  Just take the little circles and use a little dot of glue to secure them in a  cone shape.  Then add a little glue to the bottom and wedge the point into the wreath.  For the scrapbook paper cones, the paper was a little heavier wight and they were staying rolled very well, but I found that if I folded the bottom tip over a little before gluing it down they held their shape a lot better.  I also found it worked best to go around putting the middle row of cones on first.  Glue them so they are sticking straight up.  Then just keep working your way around.  When you are about half way there you may look at it and think "oh crap this isn't going to work."  (Not that I did that.)  But just keep going and you will love it when you are done.  Once you have covered the whole thing add more cones.  Make some cones the are really skinny and stick those cones inside other cones and then add more cones.  For the butterfly I just cut one out of some of the scrapbook paper I used for some of the cones.  I bent its wings up a little and glued it to the little branch.



Update (6/21/11):  Due to the fact that I have had a lot of questions about this wreath and a lot of interest in it I am thinking about doing an more in depth tutorial and giving away the one I make for the tutorial.  Does that sound interesting to anyone?

52 comments:

  1. I love this wreath! I have to admit, though, that I'm intimidated at the thought of making it... I'll just drool over yours!

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  2. Your wreath looks fantastic! I love it! I've been seeing paper wreaths all over blogland lately...I need to add this to my to-do list. :)

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  3. It's beautiful. I plan on making one once we move into our new house next month.

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  4. Your wreath is marvelous. What great inspiration!

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  5. This really is beautiful. You should just go right on making paper wreaths- you do such a good job at them.
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  6. I hope you don't mind- I shared it with my facebook fans. ;)
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  7. Oh my gosh, stunning! I hope you don't mind if I share this on my Facebook page, Take care, Laura

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  8. Love that you used color. A quick glance and I first thought it was shells, then petals. So awesome!

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  9. THIS IS AMAZING!I'd love for you to share it at my link party... WOW!

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  10. I just posted your wreath on my FB page. So beautiful!

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  11. very very cute and looks great on your door :) I like making things from paper too - so I'm totally on board with you.

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  12. really pretty! i'm going to feature it on tomorrow's post!
    http://beachhouseinthecity.blogspot.com

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  13. Love it! It is awesome and love the mix of word pages and color!!

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  14. I LOVE this wreath! So pretty! Did you use a punch to cut out the circles?

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  15. Oh my! This is beautiful!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. adorable!!!!! now let's see if i ever get around to making it! :) new follower :) such a cute blog!

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  17. I love this!!! Where do you find the circle punch? I have done something with circles before and had to cut them each out! ugh...which is not fun :-)

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  18. LOVE this! The scalloped edges of the circles create a really lovely texture. Thanks for the how to!

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  19. This is a beautiful wreath! I love the added pop of color your scrapbook paper adds to the wreath! I love your "not that I thought that" - it had be laughing because it so often happens to me... One day I will actually try this - lol.
    I followed you today from the 36th Avenue Share Awesomeness Thursday linky where I've linked up my quilled birdhouse if you want to stop by.
    Hugs,
    Antonella :-)

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  20. Your paper wreath is amazing!

    Dee
    Your new follower

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  21. What an amazing wreath! I just pinned this!

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  22. love the wreath! colors are great. how did you combine printed paper with the colors? Did you cut circles? or what shape did the cones start as?

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  23. Wow this looks amazing! You did a fantastic job. You should link it to my Front Porch Party! Going on now until Friday. http://www.elephantstrunkllb.com/2011/06/summer-safari-front-porch-fun.html

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  24. I'll trade you...my suitcase for this wreath. I kid.

    But I ADORE it...

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  25. Love love love this. Thanks for a great idea!

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  26. Such a gorgeous wreath! I too love the look of paper on wreaths!

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  27. This is so beautiful! I think I need one!

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  28. Came from TT&J-- Gorgeous and creative project!

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  29. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! I am in love with it!

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  30. Love it! Featuring this on my FB page tonight! Thanks for linking up! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  31. I am totally and completely in love with this!!
    Just shared it on my FB page....gorgeous!!
    XOXO,
    Nikki, In Stitches

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  32. your wreath is beautiful!!! I love wreaths made of paper, but unfortunately, I live where it rains nine months out of the year.

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  33. I love this! Thanks for sharing :)
    sara-thekillerbs.blogspot.com

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  34. Finally a project to use all my scrapbooking scraps! Thank you for sharing the wonderful idea. I will give it a try. The only bad thing is that we do not have dollar stores here.

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  35. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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  36. Beautiful! Saw it on Running with Glitter's Link Party.

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  37. I just want you to know that I featured your wreath at my blog today... Come and button up! Thank you so much for sharing it ;)

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  38. Absolutely stunning! I pinned it. You did an amazing job. I love the way you incorporated color paper. I'd love to try my hand at making one for my home. Thanks!

    -Stacy
    www.thepreciouslittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com

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  39. your wreath is adorable! thank you for sharing:)

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  40. This is stunning!!! Love, love, love it.

    http://claudiasyear.blogspot.com

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  41. This is so cute that I had to feature it on our weekly craft round-up: http://bit.ly/jO0QfA

    Thanks for making cute stuff--cheers!
    Allison
    www.thecheddarguppies.com

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  42. Wow! That wreath is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    http://forkfabz.blogspot.com

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  43. Beautiful wreath. I love the addition of the butterfly!

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  44. I gotta tell you that I am a huge fan of anything made of paper and this is why. Because you can literally turn it into anything and this wreath is proof...this is amazing - I especially love your color choices. Gorgeous.

    thanks for sharing...
    xo
    tina

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  45. Saw this on Pinterest - LOVE! A more in depth tutorial would be divine - I'd be happy to take that pesky extra wreath off your hands. ;)

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  46. What a beautiful wreath!! I've been thinking about making a paper wreath with some old books I have laying around..I think I will have to borrow the cone technique & butterfly & twig accessories =) Just shared with our FB page!

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