How to Make a Surprisingly Simple Paper Wreathcomments (18) December 21st, 2011
A friend of mine made a simple request to me: "Show me something I can make in an hour that isn't going to cost and arm and a leg and won't leave me frustrated and discouraged by the time I finish it."
In one sentence, she summed up what every crafter I know is looking for. We want to make something and have fun doing it. Yes, sometimes, we'll go to extraordinary lengths, but mostly, we'd like it to be simple and straightforward. So today, I am going to focus on just that and nothing else. All you'll need to accomplish this is a strong shape, a simple armature, an interesting palette, and the means to put it all together. What could be easier (and more appropriate) during these hectic two months we refer to as "the holidays."
The supply list is modest:
- A styrofoam wreath form of your own choosing (roughly $3 to $5 at most craft suppliers)
- Some colorful paper like Color-Aid (or, if you'd prefer, a stack of coordinated paint chips pilferred from Home Depot or your local hardware store)
- A hole-punch (I used a 3-inch-diameter punch)
- A hot glue gun
When you're done with your first wreath, made a second or a third. They are great projects to do with children and they look wonderful hung in groups of three or five on the wall of a guestroom or above a sideboard in a dining room.
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