Crepe Paper Wedding Wreaths
By: Diane Flowers for STYROFOAM Brand Foam
These Crepe Paper Wedding Wreaths are a simple, thrifty way to welcome guests to any event and can easily incorporate any decorative theme.
- STYROFOAM™ brand foam : One 12”x2” Wreath
- One Sheet Light Blue Crepe Paper
- Two Sheets White Crepe Paper
- Silver Metallic 5/8” Wide Wired Ribbon
- Ruler and Scissors
- Adhesive Tape
- Straight Pins
- General Craft Glue
- Measure and cut six 24”x 3-1/2” pieces of each color of crepe paper for a total of twelve pieces.
- Fold one end of each piece of crepe paper at a right angle to create a 2” stem. Fold the folded edge again to create the center of the rose.
- Hold the stem with the rose center in your right hand and use your left hand to fold the top edge of a small section of the long end of the crepe paper rose in half.
- Use the fingertips of your left hand to wrap the folded section around the bottom of the center of the rose and hold the bottom edge of the wrapped crepe paper section with the fingertips of your right hand.
- Repeat folding and wrapping small sections of the crepe paper until all of it is wrapped around the rose center. Use a small piece of adhesive tape to secure the end of the wrapped piece to the stem piece.
- Press and shape the crepe paper rose to create a balanced round shape and use small pieces of adhesive tape to secure any loose edges to the back of the rose and the stem piece.
- Repeat Steps #2 through #6 until you have made twelve crepe paper roses.
- Measure and cut several 2” wide strips of white crepe paper and wrap it around the wreath of STYROFOAM™ brand foam until it is completely covered. Use straight pins to secure any loose edges.
- Measure and cut a 36” piece of the silver metallic wired ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and tie a loose bow at the top to create a hanger. Secure the ribbon to the back and front sides of the wreath with straight pins.
- Insert a straight pin into the stems of each of the roses and insert the pins with the roses into the front of the wreath, alternating the colors. Adjust the shape and positioning of the roses to completely cover the front side of the wreath.
- If you will be handling the wreath a lot you may want to use glue to secure the pins and roses to the wreath.