Simple Paper Strip Wreath DIY

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The boys and I have been crafting up a storm around here to get into the Christmas spirit. And there’s nothing we like more than simple easy crafts like this paper strip wreath.
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1. To make this we used the cardboard from the bottom of a frozen pizza (yes with the new little baby in the house we’ve been having one too many Papa Murphy’s as of late…we all can’t wait until mom gets back into the culinary swing of things…). We then cut up a bunch of strips from scrap paper we had lying around our craft room to be used as the foliage of the wreath.
2. A then traced a bowl onto the cardboard
3. and I used a utility knife to cut out the middle circle section.

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4. To create the wreath A began by placing strips of paper along the center of the wreath
3. He then continued outward, choosing between a variety of green colored strips.
4. Until he reached the out edge of the cardboard where he finished off the wreath.

This was such a great craft for A (6 yrs) as he’s really into repetitive patterns. And I loved it as you really can’t go wrong. No matter what how you place things, it’s sure to be appealing in the end
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And we couldn’t of course stop there. Little O wanted in on the action and we made this fun variation with a paper bag we had lying around the house. 100% recycled craft. Loving that.
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And as you know I do love me a good circle punch, so I had to have a go at a snowball wreath as well. I’m just loving how all the textures of the papers pop out on this one. We then took the inside cardboard and made snowballs with them. Yeah, we got a bit carried away…but that is what is so great about these wreaths. The variations are truly endless and they are so easy and quick to put together, you just won’t be able to resist doing all of them!

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December 12, 2012

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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Summer Daniels

    December 11, 2012

    Awesome idea mate. My little sister will surely love to do this. Good thing we have some old paper here in the house to practice and maybe go to the paper suppliers to get some colored papers.

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    Melissa Kojima

    December 11, 2012

    These are really lovely. I like how many different combinations you can make out of them. Personalization seems endless. Great job all of you! Thanks for the Christmas paper craft ideas.

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    Kersey Campbell

    December 11, 2012

    Mer, you are a genius. Love this!

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    marga.marina

    December 12, 2012

    Oh what a nice paper wreath!

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    Kristin

    December 12, 2012

    love the green wreath! such a clever idea!

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    Jaz Higgins

    December 18, 2012

    How simple but effective! 🙂 I love the hole punch one!!

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    Elsa

    December 18, 2012

    oh, just love the wreath and that a little one can make it is even better! thanks for the tutorial!

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    Walter Silva

    December 18, 2012

    Awesome patterns, and looks super fun!

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    Victoria Brown

    December 18, 2012

    Perfect. Thank you! We were needing something fun for today with all of my sickies on lock-down in the house. Bless you!

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    June Lovell

    December 19, 2012

    what a fabulous project, love the pix, what a great crafter assistant you have! this would be good for the crafters in the retirement home, as well, not just oldsters like me.

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    jessica

    December 23, 2012

    Thank you. That was such a great idea. We made one today. I just posted it with a link to your site on my german blog: http://schoenstricken.de/2012/12/diy-weihnachtsbasteln-mit-kindern/
    Please see if you like.
    Best from Berlin, Merry Christmas,
    Jessica

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    urwiskowo.com.pl

    December 28, 2012

    Great !!!

  13. Reply

    Mary Catherine

    December 8, 2013

    What an absolutely lovely wreath idea — I just cannot choose which of the 3 I like the best!!! 🙂

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