Sunday, 3 November 2013

Paper Wreath

I'm seeing so many wonderful Christmas projects around at the moment, so I thought I would have a go at a paper wreath. These look stunning and are really easy to make.  
I've used kit contents from Papercrafter magazine issues 65 & 66 to create and embellish this wreath, plus some red gems. 

First I drew round a dinner plate onto some corrugated card, then round a tea-plate in the centre of this and cut round both to create a ring.  From assorted patterned papers I cut several 2cm x 10cm strips, fringing half of them.  I looped them all in half and glued the ends before stapling to the ring in equally spaced rows, starting from the outside.  (Before completing the inner row, I stapled a length rustic twine for my topper and sentiment.)
To hide the staples from the inner row, I hand-drew a couple of holly leaves onto card then used these as templates to cut several from patterned paper. I arranged these in differing directions to give a natural look and finished off with some red pearls for berries. 
To complete the wreath, I glued my sentiment and topper to the twine and attached some more twine at the back to use as a hanger.

I would like to enter this wreath into the following competitions:


  1. Oh how pretty! I can see the time and love that went into this one! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!


  2. Fabulous wreath - wow! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  3. Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at One Crazy Stamper, awesome creation!

    Leanne DT @OCS!

  4. As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. WOWZER!! What a gorgeous wreath! Love the papers too! :) Really great creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges Hope you will join us on the next challenge! Hugs - *Vicki*~ November GDT

  6. very creative! thank you for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

  7. Fabulous wreath! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “November Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  8. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Awesome wreath, Nicola! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug. Hope to see you next week!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT Member

  10. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our November Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Join us tomorrow for a Anything Cowboy Challenge!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

  12. Great wreathe, I like it. Hope to see you once more in our theme - you can enter up to twice. Regards, TokBobok

  13. Great wreath, I like it. Hope to see you once more in our Christams theme, you can enter up to twice. Regards, TokBobok

  14. A lovely project. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.


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