Monday, December 03, 2012

Wrapping Paper Wreath

I learned how to make these paper bows 10 years ago when I worked at a toy store
and ever since then I have been making them for gift packages.
Since the bows are so cute
I thought they would be great for Christmas decorations
so I made a wreath with them :)
And this is how you can make one too....
Items Needed:
wrapping paper (thicker is better)
ribbon
scissors
hot glue
18 inch round wood wreath
flowers (optional)
Cut a strip of wrapping paper and fold in half.
Then cut out rectangles.
Fold the bottom up about 3/4 of the way (don't fold to the top)
and cut strips stopping slightly below the fold.
When you are done cutting,
your folded paper should look like this.
Now unfold your square and fold your strips back and forth like an accordian.
 Tie some ribbon in the middle to hold the strip in place.
Hold the center of the strip with one hand
and with the other hand place your scissor blade on the wrong side of the paper
and gently pull the blade up at an angle.
Thick paper is sturdier and curls nicely,
thin paper tends to curl too tight and tears easily.
 Don't get discouraged if you tear a few pieces, it happens :)
 When you are done curling you will have a beautiful bow.
I used 35 bows for my wreath.
Tie some ribbon onto your wreath for hanging it
and begin hot gluing the bows onto the wood.
For the finishing touch I used some curly blue ribbon and silver flowers.



This is very simple once you are able to make the bows.
It might take a few tries to perfect it, but don't give up!
And of course, this would be an indoor wreath :)

Don't forget to make some bows for your Christmas packages.

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59 comments:

Lauren Davenport said...

Cute winter decoration! This would also be a fun project (in bright colors) for a birthday party!

Lynda said...

Fabulous idea! I'll be using this tip for presents, and I just might make that wreath. L-O-V-E it!!!

Judy K said...

What a great wreath. I am definitely going to have to try making these. Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following you back. Have a great day. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

Theophanie said...

What a cool project. :)

I find myself thinking of your blog daily when I want to sit and think to myself "not to eat the bread of idleness." - That's a tough one! Thanks for having a reminder up for me. :)

chateau chic said...

Love this idea for a beautiful wreath! I always need help in the bow department, so I'll have to give this a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.
Mary Alice

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Beautiful! So easy and the results are so worth the time. I've pinned this one!
Debbie :)

Sara Blevins said...

What a beautiful Wreath! I love the color and you picture capture! I will try the bow:-) Thank you for your step by step.

Salmagundi said...

What a clever idea - I'm going to try to make some bows for packages. Thanks for the inspiration. Sally

Fine House said...

What a beautiful wreath! I'm not sure I would have the same results, bit it's so pretty I may have to try.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a marvelous wreath! So simple, but so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! And thanks for your visit! Have a great week.
Ruth

Jazzmin said...

Hi Stephanie,
This is so beautiful! I think the pops of brighter blue at the bottom are so pretty. I love the idea and I can see how this could be done for other things too, like a pretty pink or blue one for a baby shower even.
I hope to try this. Thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful craft, I really enjoyed your post!
Your wrapped presents are so lovely also, love the papers you used.

Have a blessed day!
~Jazzmin

Claire Davis said...

Thanks for posting this, I love it! I will have to make the wreath, so pretty :)

Glamorous Mommy said...

I LOVE it!! Your presents look beautiful too :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are so clever! I absolutely love this idea, however, I am useless when it comes to crafts. I'll just admire yours. :)

Libby said...

Hi, stopping by from Make It Pretty Monday.

This is such a fantastic wreath. Great tutorial!

Please feel free to stop by my blog: www.artisticexpressionsbyelisabeth.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

That is a great idea for a wreath! Thanks for the tutorial.

Take care,
Carolyn

A Vintage Fairy said...

What a great way to recycle the wrapping paper that is to small to wrap a gift! Very cute!

Lisa West said...

So beautiful, at a quick glance on the link party(TerrificTues) I thought it was hydrangea flowers. I just made a sample ribbon as a guide for myself. Wonderful project. Thanks, Blessings, Lisa

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Beautiful! Oh the possibilities! Come link up at my Linky Party.

Debbie said...

Ohhh so beautiful Stephanie! You know I just love those bows! I agree with some of the other women, so many possibilities.
Your gifts look beautiful as always!

Love you!

Krafty Kat said...

Beautiful! Amazing what you can do with paper. Thanks for sharing!!

4 You With Love said...

Wow...I didn't know you could curl paper like you curl curling ribbon! This is a gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

Hi Stephanie! Beautiful job on your wreath. It's so nice and full. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Rita said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Wow!!!! Beautiful! This is the first wrapping paper wreath I've ever seen, and it's gorgeous! Such a great idea!

T'onna
Submarine Sunday Link Party

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is a beautiful wreath. very clever idea

Jamie said...

this is so beautiful! what a great idea and it is beautifully executed!

Leslie Stewart said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wreath at my party at House on the Way. I love the colors and the fullness! Have a great week!
Leslie
houseontheway@gmail.com

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Stephanie,
What a beautiful header! It's so peaceful and inviting. It reminds me of a quiet winter morning.

I love your tutorial and can hardly wait ot try it. It's amazing that simple wrapping paper can be transformed into something so elegant.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment!

Blessings and Merry CHRISTmas!
Carolynn xxx

janice15 said...

very sweet...with love Janice Happy Holidays

Conniecrafter said...

the wreath is so pretty and they make great decorations for the packages, tfs!

Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

That wreath is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for linking to Mom's Library.
Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

Trish.. said...

Stephanie your pretty ribbon wreath is wonderful!
Love the colour!
With supervision, this would be a great craft for children to do over the Christmas holidays.
I learnt how the make the curled ribbons when I worked in a drapery and babyware shop years ago.
It's a fun way to dress things up :-)
Hope you'll be getting some nice cooler days over there soon.
I'd send this chilly Aussie wind your way if I could,lol!
Thanks for linking up and leaving such a kind comment.
love and blessings..Trish

allisamazing said...

What a beautiful wreath and great tutorial! I am pinning it :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Stephanie, your wreath is adorable! It's very full and very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial. The bows would be lovely on gifts; a wonderful finishing touch! I appreciate you sharing this with my HOME and your prayers for my boy. Have a lovely week, dear friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Your wreath is beautiful, and your packages look great! Looks like you have a lot of your Christmas shopping completed! Merry Christmas!

My name is Nicole Nolley said...

great idea thanks going to use on packages this year maybe a wreath next year!

Darjeeling Darlings said...

Love the wreath for a college dorm!

The Darjeeling Darlings
http://darjeelingdarlings.blogspot.com/2012/12/twelve-days-of-darjeeling-christmas.html

Lavender Cottage said...

Very pretty, and an easy craft to make thanks to your tutorial.

Kate M said...

Stephanie - this is awesome!! Will have a go at the parcel bows and see how it goes from there!!

Hugs
Kate
xx

Onna said...

Beautiful idea! I love them as little bows for gifts! So cute! :]

Vanessa said...

This is lovely and so inexpensive to make. I am going to have to try this. : )

Vanessa

Anita Stafford said...

This is a beautiful and creative project! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to give the bows a try ASAP!

Jann Olson said...

I have made bows similar to that. How fun to think to create a wreath out of them. Very creative! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. love your new header!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hello Stephanie,
Your wreath is beautiful. The little bows are so pretty. Thanks for showing how to make this.
Have a good day
Barb from Australia

Julie said...

I love this! I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop, the party runs from Thursday evening until Tuesday: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Your wreath is so beautiful and how smart. I love it!!!!!!!!

Susie Jax said...

I love this! I wanted to make a wreath this year. Now I know which one to make! I have everything I need right here to do it! Thank you for the inspiration! I am stopping by from Moms Library Blog Hop

The Busy Bee's said...

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
These look so fun to make, your wreath is beautiful.
Adorned From Above,
Debi.
The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

Marti Cooper said...

That is so cute, I love that idea! Thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

Marti

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love, love, love! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. The party opens at 8am CST. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Judy K said...

I really love this wreath. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Judith said...

I love this!! I hope I can find time to make bows like this or even a wreath.

Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this week.

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

I love this wreath! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

T'onna
Submarine Sunday Link Party

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Stephanie,
This is the cutest wreath. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/7-recipes-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above
Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
Linda @ With A Blast

Kathy Moody said...

You are so creative! Your wreath is beautiful and a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Hope you are having a wonderful week. :)

Kathy

The Mandatory Mooch said...

What a beautiful wreath, Stephanie. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Can't wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks, Nichi

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

that turned out so pretty! How long did it take you make it?!?

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Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Hello! Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your gift wrap wreath at this week's party! Stop by and grab a featured button and please link up again soon!!!

T'onna
http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-13.html

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