paper wreath

I made a wreath for my older daughter’s door today. She is using a book theme for decorating her room for Christmas. No big surprise if you know her at all. For help with leaves for the wreath I used the tutorial on the blog The Red Thread, though I changed a few other things. The blogger used a cardboard base and stapled the leaves to it. I used a wire ring and hot glue. And I added a berry garland.

I started with the wire wreath ring and wrapped it with ivory colored felt, using hot glue to secure it.

paper wreath

I had a garland with white berries on it that my sister found at a thrift store last year. I glued that to the center of the ring. Next, I glued the individual leaves, cut from used book pages, to the felt. The pages were various shades of ivory.

paper wreath

Before attaching the leaf to the wreath, I folded the bottom of the leaf and closed it with a dot of hot glue.

paper wreath

Then I started at the bottom of the wreath and went up one side, overlapping the leaves as I glued them down.

paper wreath

After fluffing the white berry garland a bit, a gold bow at the top finished it perfectly.

paper wreath

It turned out beautifully and didn’t take that long to put together. It looks great on her door.



  1. Tricia
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    So cute!!!

  2. genny
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Perfect !

  3. Diane Thomas
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed looking at your website. Maybe it will put me “in the mood.” Where do you get your energy?

  4. mellanie portz
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I really was partial to Eliza’s room, tree, ornaments, tree skirt and especially the wreath!

  5. Posted December 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Mellanie! So glad you came! Thank you for the beautiful poinsettia!

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