Have a lot of paper scraps? Use up those scraps and create this beautiful wreath to hang on your door or wall. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
Do you have paper scraps coming out the wazoo? If you are a paper crafter, I bet you do. And I also bet you hate the thought of throwing the scraps away because someday you’ll find a use for them. Well, here is your use! This fringed paper scrap wreath is a great way to use up those odds and ends of patterned paper.
- Lots and lots of paper scraps
- Paper Trimmer
- Styrofoam wreath form – mine is 14″, but any size will work
- Fringe Scissors
- Bone Folder
- Hot Glue Gun
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Fringed Paper Scrap Wreath Tutorial
The length of the strips of paper will depend on how thick your wreath form is. Take one of your scraps and wrap it around to see what you need the length of each strip to be. A six-inch piece of paper worked great on my wreath so I cut my strips of paper to 2″x6″.
I didn’t know exactly how many I needed so I simply cut lots. My scraps are in lots of different colors and patterns, and that’s okay. You’ll be amazed at how well they all go together when they really don’t. If you wanted, you could plan the color scheme of your wreath, but then you would have even more paper scraps to deal with! 🙂
If you have never seen or used fringe scissors before, they are totally awesome and you want to get a pair! This one pair of scissors actually has 5 blades that perfectly cut your paper into thin strips. Cut about 1 1/2-inches up the length of the strips of paper. This part takes the most amount of time for the project, but it doesn’t take as long as you may think.
After you have cut your strips of paper and added all of those fun fringes you will need to take your bone folder and give the fringes a little curl. Do that by carefully pulling the bone folder under the fringes while holding firmly with you thumb on top. Now give all of those strips that fun curl. Here is my pile.
The next step is to begin gluing all of your strips onto the wreath form. Simply apply a dot of hot glue to the form and then stick each end of a strip the from with that dot of hot glue.
Keep your strips pretty close to each other so the completed wreath will be nice and full. Continue adding one strip at a time…
until you make it all the way around the form. Your last strip will be kind of tricky to get in. I found it easier to trim that strip to 1 1/2 inches instead of the 2 inches and put it in place with a dot of hot glue.
When it’s all finished only you will be able to spot that thinner strip. Can you find it?
If you would like you can add a bow to the top land push it into place with a sewing pin. Easy Peasy.
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Tell me, where will you hang your beautiful Fringed Paper Wreath?
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