Paper Wreath {DIY}

Lately I have had wreaths on the brain.  But I always think the ones I see at stores are a little bit unattractive.  I still super love the boxwood wreath that I bought at Target at Christmastime.  The sad news about a real boxwood wreath is that you have to keep it inside because if it gets too hot or cold, it will turn brown and that’s ugly.  I was trying to think about how I could make one that wasn’t so sensitive.   I debated using felt for leaves but that seemed too complicated so I thought I would see what I could do with paper.  I determined this would work for me because my front door is behind a storm door so it doesn’t need to be waterproof.

What you’ll need:

1.  Several colors of green paper

2.  Scissors

3.  Tacky craft glue or hot glue gun

4.  Wreath frame

What you’ll do:

1.  Cut out a bunch of little leaf shapes of each color.  Mine were less than an inch long for the most part.  These do not have to be perfect at all.  You will never even notice if you have wonky leaves.

2.  Take your glue (I used Tacky glue) and start glueing the leaves to each row on the  frame.  I made mine fold up a bit to look more like tiny boxwood leaves and they were all aiming in the same direction for the most part.

3.  Work your way all the way around each row, glueing them however you like.  I will be truthful and tell you this will most likely take several hours all said and done.  Make sure something good is on tv.  Maybe watch through some “New Girl” that is saved on your DVR.  Let glue dry.

You could totally stop here,  I wanted to put a little message on mine.  I drew a little scrolly shape on some pink paper and added a little “Welcome” and then hot glued it on.

I even glued some polka dot paper on to look like the back side of my scroll for a small accent of cuteness.

If you are putting this in a vulnerable spot, you may want to use some poly acrylic spray to protect the color on it.  Also, it is slightly fragile so don’t go flinging it around.  In case you had the urge to.  That would be a little silly anyways but to each his own.

  1. Colleen

    Great job Meg! Looks gorgeous. Literally, I’m not kidding when I say I have those exact same sheets of card stock on my table for some party jazz. Corey thought we planned it.

  2. Megan

    You obviously know me well. 🙂

  3. Kristen

    This looks great! I bet it took a ton of time to cut all those individual leaves? Well worth it I’m sure, it looks lovely.

  4. Taylor

    Well look at you Miss Thang! I love that!!

  5. Caitlin

    I would like credit for helping cut those little bad boys out. I think the world needs to know all the ones that are slightly wonky, I cut.

  6. Heather {thelovelycupboard }

    Oh, this is stinkin’ cute. I’m tempted to can my plans for tomorrow and make one of these instead.

  7. Megan

    Thanks friends! The cutting of the leaves wasn’t as time consuming as glueing them on. Caity Cait was a big help in leaf cutting. Your leaves were lovely darling. Also the idea to protect the coloring by spraying it was also Cait’s. Heather, do it!!