Book Paper Wreath: Monday Made It

Monday, August 18, 2014
My library has been hosting arts and crafts afternoons this summer, and I finally got to spend an afternoon with the ladies who craft.  The library supplied all the paper, cardboard, glue, and tape...but some women brought their own glue guns.  BYOG? Those were the serious crafters! Want to see what we made?


The finished product.  Want to learn how to make it? Keep reading!


Materials: 
25 6"x6" papers.  You can use book pages, newspaper, scrapbook paper...whatever you want!
Glue Gun
Tape
Scissors
8" x 8" piece of cardboard (approx.)
2" x 4" strip of cardboard (approx.)
Image printed on cardstock
Velcro
Crepe Paper (optional)
Ribbon to hang

Start by making cones out of your papers.  Tip: make one and then use it as a template for the others. Here's what they will look like.


(I used scrapbook paper because it was the perfect size!)


Try and make your cones about the same width.  They don't have to be pointy at the bottom so don't spend too much time!


Arrange them how you'd like over your piece of cardboard.  The BYOG crafters drew circles on their cardboard to help them...I'm not that fancy. Glue down until you've used up your cones.  I put some of mine as a second layer on top since they didn't fit on my cardboard. 



Take your smaller strip of cardboard and cut it into pieces.  At the same time, with your other hand, (just kidding!) cut out your image on cardstock. Don't glue yet!


Stack your cardboard pieces (you can glue now) until your cardstock image clears the cones.  You don't want the medallion to be crinkled or crumped <-- word? Word.  Then place the plastic-y velcro on the top cardboard strip.


Place the soft velcro on the back of the medallion.  This makes it interchangeable, and you can just make a new medallion for different seasons or holidays.  As an optional addition, crump/crunch/scrunch some crepe paper around the medallion to make a border, secure with hot glue. 


Last but not least, hot glue some ribbon to the bottom cardboard piece.  Hang, et voila!

A beautiful paper wreath.  

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4 comments:

  1. Wow that looks fantastic! The colors are perfect! What do you plan to do with it? I think I'd just hang it in my house to admire it regularly. Thanks for the great walk through.
    Michelle

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  2. I love these! I think I will make one to hang on my classroom door with owl scrapping paper...of course! Thanks for sharing!
    Jenny

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  3. The wreath looks great!! I would have come but I slipped into a post-wedding coma! I cannot wait to see the wreath in person tomorrow!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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  4. Thank you for the tutorial on making the wreath! It looks so great! You all must have had a lot of fun making these.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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