Decorative Vintage Paper Wreath
By: Mitzi Curi
Hang a Decorative Vintage Paper Wreath from Mitzi Curi on your door this season! Try this recycled craft idea if you're looking for a fun project.
- Sheet music or pages from a book
- Glue Stick or masking tape
- Cardboard circle
- Hot glue gun
- Glitter glue
- Crepe paper, fabric or lace
- There's more than one way to roll a cone, and my favorite way was discovered through trial and error. Whatever you decide on, try to be consistent and roll somewhere between 15 and 20 cones in your preferred cone-rolling method. I began by securing mine with a glue stick, but later discovered that using a bit of masking tape was easier.
- Next you need a cardboard circle that will serve as the base of your wreath. Mine were about 9" in diameter. Draw a belly button in the middle of your circle, and cut a slit for the ribbon hanger. In the picture below, I highlighted the slit so you can see it. Select some ribbon and thread it through the slit and tie in a knot or bow. You can make a big deal out of the hanger ribbon and bow, or make it small enough so that it can't be seen once the wreath is completed. It's totally up to you.
- Here's the underside of a finished wreath, to show you the ribbon hanger:
- Now you can start hot gluing the cones to the cardboard circle, using the belly button as your center point of reference.
- Because I was using hot glue, I found it helpful to use a dowel to press the cone to the cardboard and guide it into the right position:
- Once you have your cones glued to the base, you need to create a center medallion or decoration. I selected an image of Santa from the Graphics Fairy. I printed it out on cardstock, then glued it to a circle of manila folder to make it a little stiffer. I used glitter glue around the edges to add some sparkle. I also glued a ruffle that was sewn out of crepe paper on the underside. The lovely red ruffle was found in a box of crepe paper, and I just love it. Of course, you could make your own ruffle, or substitute gathered fabric or lace.
- My other wreath was made with smaller size book pages rather than sheet music. The center medallion was created by sewing crepe paper into two rosettes, then adding a vintage tinsel ornament in the center.
- Last, I added a piece of vintage costume jewelry to the center of the tinsel star.