Okay, I haven’t made a wreath since last spring (if I am remembering right) And I think they are fun, so I decided to make another one. I saw the idea on Better Homes and Gardens for a paper curls wreath and I loved it, plus it helps me to use up my old scrap book paper supply, which is not being used other wise! Who else is no longer scrappin’, by show of hands? (but don’t hold your hand up, too long, cuz I can’t see you, and your arm will get tired)
Anyway, here it is! I made this last night, and it was super fast!
Valentine Paper Curl Wreath Tutorial
|12 sheets of 12 x12 Scrapbook paper, (not cardstock!)|
|Scissors or bone tool|
|Styrofoam wreath form (16”)|
|Fabric in similar color to wreath|
Start by wrapping your wreath form with a similar color to your paper. Then set aside.
Cut your 12 sheets of paper into 1/2” by 12” strips. I cut 2 sheets at a time. (next time I might do a little less thick strips, somewhere around 3/8”). I used about 3/4 solid colored paper (but printed) and 1/4 contrasting light paper. I feel like it was a good balance. Fold the 12” strips in half.
Begin curling your strips. I found that holding my scissors at about a 45 degree angle with the paper helped to make the curls long, rather than just curling onto themselves.
When curling the paper, start in the center and do one side, then curl the other side. so you have two curls per strip, this will help you fill up the wreath faster!
I curled a good amount of my paper first. And while it is hard to tell, I keep the colors separate in 4 piles.
Once most of my paper strips were curled, I took the form and using just one color I evenly distributed that color around the entire wreath, using straight pins.
Once, that first layers was on the entire wreath, I continued to fill in blank spots with the other two solid colors. Trying to fill in both the front and two sides of the wreath. Once the wreath was filled in, I begin to use the contrasting color. I made sure that it was even distributed around the wreath.
When that was all done, I curled a bit more paper and filled in any extra blank spots (especially on the bottom of the sides), and Ta-Da! I was done!
What do you think of the paper curl wreath tutorial? If you wanna see another great idea for a Valentine wreath check out the argyle valentine wreath I made last year and the cupcake liner heart from a few years ago: