Make a fun Paper Chain Fall Wreath. Turn those paper scraps into a beautiful handmade wreath. An Easy DIY Craft Tutorial Idea.
I just love fall colors. I think they bring a feeling of warmth and home.
A while ago I was browsing Pinterest and found this cute little diddy.
I love the look of this wreath! So of course, I pinned it. And can you believe I actually made something that I pinned? Crazy huh!
This wreath was made by Michele at Michele Made Me. She has a really great step-by-step tutorial with pictures so I am not going to recreate it.
Supplies Used to Make a Paper Chain Fall Wreath
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- Yellow, Orange, Brown, Red Cardstock
- 12" Embroidery Hoop
- Silhouette Cameo
- Sketch Pens
- Gold Smooch Spritz
How to Make a Paper Chain Fall Wreath
I knew I wanted my wreath to be fall-themed so I made my paper chains from yellow, orange, red, and brown cardstock.
I used an embroidery hoop as the center of the wreath and wrapped it like Michele suggested. It was a little tricky at first but then it started to come together. I like how it looks "naked", but I wanted to add just a little bit more to it.
A couple of weeks ago I bought some sketch pens that go in my Silhouette and I hadn't gotten the chance to try them out yet.
They are so cool! (To do this you will need to have the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.) I picked a font from my computer and typed out "Give Thanks, opened the sketch window over the words and selected continuous. Remove the blade and put the Sketch Pen where the blade goes and select cut in the software. Then the Silhouette starts drawing!
Doesn't it look cool?!
I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of paper. After the Silhouette drew on the paper I cut it down so it was 2 x 12 inches and cut 2 more pieces that were 2 x 4 inches.
Score the 2 ends of the "Give Thanks" strip ½ inch in.
I sprayed a light spray of Gold Smooch Spritz over the strips of paper. It didn't show very well in the pictures but gives it a very light sparkle.
Glue the 4-inch strips of paper into the score fold of the "Give Thanks" strips and trim the edges to look like a ribbon. Hot Glue the backside of the score and glue to the wreath.
That is all there is to it!
Didn't it turn out so cute?
I hung mine on the inside of my back door.
Where will you hang yours? Share and leave a comment below!
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