Meg Makes: How I made a fall wreath using homemade paper flowers

Meg Makes: How I made a fall wreath using homemade paper flowers

I've been having a really busy fall so far, but I actually had some time to do some crafting this weekend.

A few weeks ago, my sister gave me a large grapevine wreath. Since then, it's been sitting on my coffee table, begging for attention.

Inspired by this wreath, I decided to try making my own version. The first task was to buy some thick paper in fall colors for making paper flowers.

Blog PhotoI found perfect scrapbooking paper at The I. D.E.A. Store, and I believe it was 20 cents a sheet. I bought 10 sheets in brown, olive, mustard yellow, orange and burgundy.

Using this tutorial, I cut my 12-inch-square paper into quarters. Then, I cut each piece into spirals, after trimming off the corners and straight edges.

Using hot glue, I wound the spirals into flowers. The tutorial suggested dabbing hot glue at the bottom when you're done rolling to keep each flower together. I found that using lines of hot glue along the edge of the spiral throughout the rolling process was much more effective.

Blog PhotoWhen I was done making the flowers, I just arranged them by color and glued them on. I didn't even need a hanger, because the grapevine wreath sticks just fine on the nail in my door.

This replaced that T-shirt and sola flower wreath I made in April. It was perfect for the summer, but just a little too bright for autumn.

The new wreath turned into everything I love: Simple but pretty, easy to make and inexpensive. You just can't argue with all those things together.



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