How to make... Winter Wreath
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