Make a Modern Paper Wreath

This paper leaf wreath is a modern take on the magnolia or herb wreaths you often see around the holidays. Best of all, the neutral color scheme means you can display it indoors all winter long.
Contemporary Paper Wreath

Contemporary Paper Wreath

This easy-to-make paper wreath is a contemporary take on the traditional magnolia-leaf versions often seen during the holidays. Ombre neutral hues add a natural, wintry look.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray, © 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Materials Needed:

  • 12" foam wreath form
  • card stock (we used about 10 pieces of letter-size card stock)
  • scissors
  • low-temperature glue gun + glue sticks
  • ribbon
  • bone folder (optional)
Contemporary Paper Leaf Wreath Project

Contemporary Paper Leaf Wreath Project

Step 1: To make this contemporary paper wreath, first choose a color palette. Go monochromatic with one color, or choose varying shades of the same hue for an ombre look. You'll need about 10 pieces of card stock, a 12-inch foam wreath form, scissors, bone folder (optional), low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks, and ribbon.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Kayla Kitts ©© 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Kayla Kitts, © 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Instructions:

Step 1: Choose Your Color Palette

First, choose a color palette. Go monochromatic with one color, or choose varying shades of the same hue for an ombre look.

Step 2: Cut Out Leaves

Plan to cut out about four rows of leaves per sheet of card stock and four to five leaves per row. You can visually divide the paper, or measure out four equal rows and mark with a pencil. Don't worry too much about making each leaf the same exact size and shape -- a bit of irregularity will make it look more natural. For an ombre look, cut about the same number of leaves for each color.

Contemporary Paper Leaf Wreath Project

Contemporary Paper Leaf Wreath Project

Step 2: Cut about four rows of leaves (with four to five leaves per row) on each sheet of card stock. Don't worry about making each leaf look the same size and shape -- a bit of irregularity will make your wreath look more natural.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Kayla Kitts ©© 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Kayla Kitts, © 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Step 3: Fold Leaves

Fold each leaf in half lengthwise, using the bone folder or scissors to create a crisp crease. This will add dimension to the finished wreath.

Step 4: Assemble Wreath

With the hot glue gun, attach one end of the leaves to the wreath form to create the first row. Wrap the leaves to completely cover the top and sides, fanning them out from the center and alternating leaf colors. Start a second row that slightly overlaps the base of the first. Continue around the wreath until the two ends of leaves meet.

Step 5: Add Ribbon

Cut two lengths of ribbon and attach to the back of the wreath with hot glue.

Step 6: Hang Your Wreath

Tie the ends of ribbon together and hang your wreath indoors all winter long. Instead of simply hanging your wreath on an interior door, try layering this modern beauty on a bold work of art to make both pieces stand out. Learn More >>

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