How to make... Win­ter Wreath

Mollie Makes (US) - - WINTER WREATH -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

As­sort­ment of green card stock pa­per Red wooden beads 10" green foam wreath Scis­sors Hot glue gun Rib­bon Pins Per­sonal cut­ting ma­chine (op­tional)

Noth­ing says it’s that time of year bet­ter than a pretty hol­i­day wreath. A DIY pa­per

wreath is a way to not only en­joy the fes­tive dec­o­ra­tion this sea­son, but to also have it on hand to use year after year. This ever­green wreath in­cludes pine, cedar, fir, and holly, with a fi­nal touch of red wooden beads for the holly berries. The ever­green is made from a va­ri­ety of shapes cut from sim­ple card stock pa­per.

You can use a per­sonal cut­ting ma­chine or cut them by hand us­ing our tem­plates.

01 With ei­ther your per­sonal cut­ting ma­chine or scis­sors, use the tem­plates on page 85 to cut all of your branches and

leaves from an as­sort­ment of green card stock pa­per. You’ll want ap­prox­i­mately 20 each of the cedar, holly, and fir shapes, and ap­prox­i­mately 80 of the pine. If you don’t have a cut­ting ma­chine, you can save a lit­tle time by stack­ing a few sheets of pa­per to cut at once.

02 With hot glue, at­tach the pine, cedar, and fir in one di­rec­tion around the wreath. To ar­range the ev­er­greens, start with the pine and cover the wreath form. You will glue just the base of the stem and at­tach the pieces in a spi­ral di­rec­tion keep­ing them ran­dom and nat­u­ral look­ing.

Once com­plete, add the fir and cedar by tuck­ing them un­der the pine. Cover all of the foam form.

03 Fin­ish by plac­ing the holly leaves, ar­rang­ing them ran­domly on one third of the

wreath. Next, glue the wooden beads around the holly leaves.

04 With long pins, at­tach rib­bon onto the back­side of the wreath to hang. Place in any lo­ca­tion that can ben­e­fit from this in­fu­sion of hol­i­day cheer!

You don’t need to worry about this wreath dry­ing out or drop­ping nee­dles!

Lia Grif­fith Lia Grif­fith is a de­signer, crafter, and blog­ger. Though she hand­crafts with a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als, pa­per is where she finds her pas­sion. Lia col­lab­o­rates with top brands in­clud­ing Martha Ste­wart,Web­ster’s Pages, Cri­cut, Shut­ter­fly. Her cre­ations have been fea­tured by Martha Ste­wart Liv­ing, West Elm, and Apart­ment Ther­apy, and pub­lished in Made in Pa­per, Cre­ative Spa­ces, and WhereWomen Cre­ate mag­a­zines. www. lia­grif­fith.com

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