christmas wreaths - looped white card

Monday, 28 November 2011

I was tempted to use white paper for this wreath because it's that much easier to mould to a form, but I really wanted this to last longer than one season, so chose card instead - around 200gsm.

For this wreath, you'll need a foam wreath form, white A4 card, a hot glue gun, iced water for potential burns, and ribbon for hanging.

Attach the ribbon to the form first, holding it up to test the hang, and adjusting its anchor point if need be.

Cut strips of card depending on the size of your wreath. For large wreaths, your strips should measure around 2cm x 15cm - for smaller wreaths, around 1cm x 8cm is fine. Cut the strips and test them out.

Once your strips are cut, loop them onto themselves and staple at the bottom.

Take each loop and dab the back of it, at the staple point, with hot glue. Press and hold onto the wreath form, layering a strip of loops from the inner edge to the outer edge of the wreath.

You'll need to overlap each line of loops as you work, to stagger the loop flow and cover any staples.

Soon, you will have a snowy tumble of loops - and before you know it - this gorgeous creation . . . so simple yet so delectable. I think it would also look incredible in black.

Stay tuned for more wreaths - coming this week . . . and just take a look at Ella's gorgeous {smaller} version of this same wreath, created with several different types of paper.

See also:
book page wreath
tissue paper wreath
fringed paper wreath
hula hoop greenery wreath
pompom wreath
gingerbread men wreath

1 comment:

Posie Patchwork said...

Are you serious!!?? I love these, on the dark background, amazing!! Good GOD woman, love Posie

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