I made this Halloween wreath for myOpen House display back in August and realized I hadn't shared it yet! I got the idea for it from my friend Susie. We like to brainstorm on our projects together. She is so talented and creative; check out her blog here.
Cute, right? I used our Halloween Night Specialty paper and put together a little tutorial for you all. Think of all the different wreaths you could make with all that Designer Paper you've been hoarding! Or buy new DSP with the Buy 3 get 1 FREE this month. ;)
Now you could easily buy a wreath at your hobby store and you can use a styrofoam one too. It's up to you. But I was making this at night and didn't want to run out to the store.
So I'll share how I made this card board wreath. I used the thick board that comes in our Glimmer or specialty paper packs. (One came in with this Specialty DSP!) I found two plates from my kitchen and traced around them. The largest is approximately 10" and the second is about 8". This gave me a 2" wide wreath. It's fine if your edges are not perfectly smooth; it's quite tricky cutting this thick board with a scissors! For the inside I pretty much stabbed my scissors into the center and cut to the line similar to the outer edge. Here's a view of how I did it.
You will need 25 strips of designer paper 1 1/2" X 12" in size. I then used my Triple Banner punch to easily punch perfect ends on each one.
I chose one paper pattern at a time and wrapped it around the wreath securing the ends together with adhesive. They are loose on the wreath at this point so I can move then as I go. As I added the rest I overlapped them slightly all in the same direction as you can see below.
Now this is my own way of getting the strips to stay put: Once I had all of my strips on and positioned evenly I cut out another wreath from thinner white board (from inside our regular DSP packages) narrower than the first. I added Multipurpose Adhesive to it and adhered it to the back of the wreath. This holds each of the strips perfectly in place.
I then hot glued a knot of thick cording or ribbon to this white wreath for hanging.
To create the 'BOO' I used our Large Letters Framelits & Pumpkin glimmer paper. They are added to Black and Pumpkin circles die-cut with our Layering Circles framelits. The Black circle is about 2 1/3" wide. The ghosts are made using the Sweet Home and Home Sweet Home Thinlits bundle.
I hope you like it! It's quite an easy project to do and I can only imagine the fun wreaths we can make using different designer papers!
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