DIY: Ruffly Paper Spring Wreath

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My creative juices are kicking into high gear with spring coming soon. You can’t even imagine all the ideas running through my mind. One thing I’ve been wanting to make is a spring wreath.

I decided to make it using a natural color kraft paper. Side Note: It may seem I have this “thing” for paper crafts based on past DIY projects. Okay, I admit it I do love crafting with paper. There are so many possibilities. Plus, it kind of goes with my blog’s name. I am happy clipping not only coupons but paper for craft and home décor projects. :)

Anyways…back to the kraft paper. I decided on this material because it’s lightweight and easy to work with. I also like the natural brown color.

I am so HAPPY with the way this wreath turned out. I love, love, LOVE it! It is so pretty on my mantle. But I must tell you it is also sturdy. Seriously. Touch it. Love it!

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It’s lovely with the flowers.

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It ‘s even lovely without the flowers.

It is a nice combination of a ruffly felt wreath, coffee filter wreath and paper rose wreath.

For this project I used a 9 inch wreath form, kraft paper (natural color), ribbon, circle template, pencil, brown marker, scissors and a hot glue gun. Wreath form is from my local dollar store. Circle template is an old ribbon spool about 3.25 inches. I recently purchased a roll of craft paper which cost $3.99. I used about 20% of it. Everything else I already had. Total cost was $5.99 or really $1.80 if you consider only 20% of the craft paper cost.

The flowers were made using scrap book paper and a flower puncher.

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Here’s how I made my ruffly kraft paper spring wreath:

I first wrapped ribbon around the wreath form using a hot glue gun to secure it at the beginning and end points.

For the circles, I used about 4 feet of kraft paper (30 inch wide roll) to make 96 circles. I did not cut all 96 circles one at a time. I saved time by first cutting 4 inch strips of the craft paper. I folded the strips so it would make 8 circles at a time when cut. So, I did the circle cutting thing 12 times.

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Right after cutting a set of circles, I held onto them and colored the edges with a dark brown marker. This is optional. I then placed a pencil eraser side down the middle of a circle and wrapped it around the pencil. You want it to look ruffly. (I like that word.) See picture above. Repeat for all circles. Start gluing your circle ruffles onto the wreath using a hot glue gun.

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Be sure to check the wreath often to make sure you’re placing things evenly. I initially thought I would only need 50 circles because I did a “test” section on a paper plate. The difference was the circles on my “test” were not placed as tightly. I like the tight look. But if you want your ruffles to be looser looking then you probably won’t need as many circles.

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I made the flowers using a flower puncher. I also used a hole puncher to place a small yellow circle in the middle. I glued all the flowers onto a branch-like shape which I cut from scrap book paper. I wanted the flowers to be glued onto the wreath as “one-piece.” I used a small dab of glue on only two places to secure to wreath. My hope is I’ll be able re-use and redesign this wreath for other seasons. (We shall see.)

Have I told yet how much I adore my newly made spring wreath?!

My daughters like it so much they want me to make them one. A blue wreath and a rainbow wreath. I think I’ll use tissue paper for their wreaths.

See our other similar wreath and spring projects:

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Tip Me Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Tutorials & Tips Tuesdays, The Frugal Girls, The Spring Fling and the CSI Project!)Visit thecsiproject.com

Comments

  1. This is great! I have been looking around for a great new spring wreath. This is so versitile. I think I better get my hot glue gun out. I have all the materials already! Ill try to post a pic when Im done :)

  2. Very nice! I feel a spring wreath coming on. This could be it.

  3. Jazmin – I’d love to see a pic of your wreath when you finish. Feel free to post a link here or on the Facebook page.

  4. Hello,

    e-mail me I don’t have a creative bone in my body but would love to ask how much for you to make me one?

  5. Love it – adding it to my Pinterest “to make” board.

    Thanks.

    (And Happy St Patrick’s Day from Ireland)

  6. This is so lovely! Nice work! :)

  7. This looks great and I love the “natural” kraft paper that you used. I think the adorable flowers you punched give it the perfect touch!

  8. Your wreath is so cute!

  9. This is lovely! I made a similar wreath and used old books purchased from a Goodwill,
    p;I cut out the pages and used those instead of the kraft paper, it turned out really cute as well. I have also seen someone use an old hymnal for a Christmas wreath. Thanks for sharing

  10. I love it! Great idea to color the edges in dark brown, it really gives it depth. I have so got to do one if these wreaths, it looks great!

  11. I never would have guessed that was brown kraft paper! Simple and stunning. Love it!

  12. I LOVE this!!!!

    Thanks for linking up I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-3-20-11/ Happy Spring!

  13. This is beautiful! It’s so simple, but I love the texture and, well, basically everything! Thanks for sharing. Here from UTT&D

    http://www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com
    Stop on by!

  14. love this wreath and also love the idea of mixing the kraft paper with pages from an old book – and maybe add a bit of glitter to a couple of the circles! i like a bit of sparkle!OH! add glitter glue to the flowers! there ya go! thanks for this idea.how about thing christmas wrapping paper?! or white printer paper with red and blue flowers or flags for 4th of july..ok ..enough i know! thanks for sharing this

  15. This is so pretty! Love it. Great work~!!

  16. how adorable! I love the little flowers on them!

  17. This wreath is beautiful! The flowers really make it!

  18. Thanks everyone!
    I love the idea of using old book pages too. Great suggestion.

  19. I love your wreath! I am crazy about any craft that uses Kraft paper. I love making things with that stuff. Love the color and the fluffiness! :) – Karen

  20. What a cool and neat idea! Pretty little wreath!

  21. So cute, thanks for sharing!

  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You can also make the circles out of felt for more durability and a softer look. I have this tutorial scheduled to post as our “Super Savvy Saturday” DIY find this Saturday at http://www.funcheaporfree.com so be sure to check it out!

  23. I love it!! And I have some sewing patterns that I will probably never use. I bet they’d make a purdy, vintage spring wreath like yours :)

  24. Love it!!! Very pretty

  25. Super cute!

  26. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

  27. Just found you from “My Blessed Life” and I love the wreath! I may try this myself!

  28. love everything about this wreath!

    how the kraft paper looks so ruffley is my favorite part!

    thanks for linking up with the SPRING FLING!

    happy weekend.
    kellie

  29. LOVE THE WREATH!

    I featured it today on my blog & would love for you to stop by!

    Amanda

    frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

  30. Beverlee Mossman says:

    Hi Thank you so much for sharing these pictures and instructions I love it great job This it beautiful

    I joined so I will hopefully be receiving your updates etc

    thank You again

    BevinFL

    PS I have a blog well two and i am in the process adding lots more things if you check back you will see more and more being added to my blogs

    Have a great rest of your day

    Fondly Bev Mossman

  31. Nancy Owens says:

    Hi..I love your projects!! Do you think this wreath could be made using coffee filters? They some in the smae color as your wreath, and then of course, there are the usual white ones. If you like working with paper, there is a guy that does the same thing. He doesn’t throw anything away, and uses everything he saves..making different projects. He is on Facebook, his name is Michael Strong…and I think his website is strongstamps.com . He is a great guy, and I seen him on the Carol Duvall show, on HGTV, when it used to air (and I wish it still did). Thank you for sharing your ideas with us, Nancy

  32. Hi Nancy – Yes, you could do a wreath using coffee filters. There are already several ones on other blogs. I reference one in this post -http://www.thenester.com/2010/11/making-a-coffee-filter-wreath-and-tree-and-things-of-that-nature.html. Thanks for telling me about Michael Strong.

  33. OMG, so Awesome! I have been looking for a wreath project and was just about to give up, when I spotted the picture of your wreath under Google’s search ‘Paper Rose Wreath’. I don’t like how my rolled paper roses come out, so I was looking for anything else. I cannot wait to make this! Thank you so much for sharing!! :o)

  34. I Love this wreath! I made one for fall and think it is awesome. I did something similar to you using kids paper from a roll we had, but I sponged the edges a bit. Thank you so much for posting this. It was a fun awesome project to do!

    • Hi Michele – You’re welcome! I love knowing others are using this tutorial for just inspiration or to make one similar. Your wreath sounds wonderful.

  35. Thank you for sharing! It’s beautiful! Simple and yet so lovely!
    I’ve got to try my hand at one of these beauties!

  36. I had no idea what this is made of when I first stumbled upon the picture. I thought it was some expensive ribbon. Really beautiful job! I’m pinning this to my MUST Do Crafts Board.

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