Wednesday, December 8, 2010

{eco} DIY - paper wreath

I made this using paper!  It was supposed to go in the last issue of Pure Green Mag but it didn't make the cut.
 It was easy! Try it!

1. Using some recycled cardboad, cut a 16" circle.  Within that circle, 2" from the outside edge, draw another circle and cut out the center.
2. Measure cut 4.5" squares of paper (the amount will depend on how big you want it), but for a 16" wreath you'll need about 36.
3. Gently shape the squares into cones and use clear tape to secure. Glue onto the wreath about 1" from the edge, using a hot gluegun.
4. Cut 36 more squares of paper, this time at 4", shape into cones and layer intween your first row.
5. Cut 36 more squares at 3.5", shape into cones, and again, layer in between the previous row. This time, leave a short tail hanging off the inside edge of the wreath.  Wrap the tail under the wreath, and secure.  This will finish your inside edge.  You're done!  Easy!  It'll take you 2 hours.  I used recyled kraft paper, but it would like nice with bit of left-over wrapping paper too.


  1. Lovely! I may go in search of old books to use for this awesome wreath and hang it in by bedroom to make it a little more festive! Thanks for sharing! If your interested..I am doing a giveaway of my handbuilt pottery today :)!

  2. oooh, this is great! wish i had seen this for me wreath posting about a week ago, definitely would have made the cut!!

  3. wow!What beautiful blooms!Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

  4. The design is really beautiful, and more eager to be a design such things, is the greatest gift of their own!



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