With just a few basic craft supplies and some paper from your scrapbooking stash, make this scrapbook paper winter wreath to decorate your home!
Hi there, Kenarry readers! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m back with a simple craft project that is perfect to make on a cold, winter day. Or if you are one of the lucky ones that lives in warmer climates…this project is a fun way to bring a little snow into your home!
Now that Christmas is over and I’m packing up all of the decorations, I never know what to decorate with for the next few weeks until I pull out my Valentine’s Day stuff. So I thought it would be fun to make a snow-themed wreath to hang on the door in our kitchen.
Many (many) years ago, when I had a lot more time on my hands, I was an avid scrapbooker. Well these days, I’m lucky to even get my photos printed; but I still have tons of scrapbooking supplies in my craft room…especially paper! I decided it was time to start going through my stash and using up some of the fun, printed papers on craft projects, like this scrapbook paper winter wreath!
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How to Make a Scrapbook Paper Winter Wreath
- 4-5 sheets of scrapbook paper
- chipboard or cardboard
- paper trimmer
- stapler & extra staples
- ric rac or ribbon
- embellishments (optional)
- hot glue gun
Start by drawing a circle on the chipboard, then an inner circle to make the wreath base and cut out. I like to trace a dinner and a salad plate to make drawing the circles a little easier.
Next start trimming your scrapbook paper into 1×4 inch strips. I ended up needing about 85 strips to make a wreath that was 12 inches in diameter. You may need a little more or less depending on how larger or small you make your wreath.
After deciding on the pattern order of your papers, loop one strip of paper in half (making sure not to crease it in the middle) and staple it to the wreath base. Continue this process all the way around the wreath to make the first row of paper loops. I did find the thinner, printed scrapbook paper worked a lot better for this project. The heavier card stock tended to crease a little too much.
Now you will want to start your second row of loops. I decided to use a different pattern altogether for this row, but the best thing about this project is that you can make it look however you want! Starting between two pieces of the first row, staple a loop and work all the way around again.
And finally, make a third row using the same looping, stapling process as the first two rows. After I was all done attaching the papers, I decided I wanted to finish the wreath off a little bit, especially to cover up the staples of the final row. So I hot glued some ric rac around the inside of the wreath. You could also use ribbon or felt.
And I also decided to embellish the wreath a little more with some paper snowflakes. You could also add a little banner across the middle or even a bow at the top. There are lots of options for giving this wreath some of your own style!
All in all, this scrapbook paper winter wreath took about an hour to work on from start to finish. It would make such a fun craft project for a Pinterest party or girls’ craft night. With all the beautiful scrapbook paper available at the craft stores, you can make a wreath that matches your decor or any holiday or season! Also, check out how to make a faux mosaic with some of your left over scrapbook paper.
Looking for more simple project ideas? Be sure to check out these fun wreaths and door hangings!
With a passion for teaching, crafting, and photography, Kelly created a blog that weaves them all together. From easy dinner recipes to quick DIY projects, Typically Simple provides creative inspiration for cooking and baking, crafting with kids, home decor, organization and more. A classroom teacher for seven years, Kelly now stays at home with her very energetic little boy. Armed with her hot glue gun and a cup of coffee, she enjoys working on craft and DIY projects during nap-time. You might also find her taste-testing new recipes in the kitchen!