Is it too soon for holiday decor? We don’t think so! Especially when it’s subtle—like this DIY holiday wreath. Our designer May combined our heavy crepe paper with text weight paper from PaperPapers and Paper Source to make this gorgeous paper wreath. Using heavy crepe paper for your pine needles gives your wreath great texture and durability, while text weight paper helps make your leaves look softer and more realistic. We think this lovely holiday wreath looks so merry and bright—we can’t wait to find a spot for it!
The files below are free to download and contain all of the patterns for the different leaves you see here. You can download our SVG cut file if you’re using a cutting machine, or you can print our PDF if you’re cutting leaves by hand. Once you’ve gathered your tools and materials, just follow the photo tutorial below to make this DIY holiday wreath.
Scoring leaves will add more depth to paper wreaths. If you’re using a cutting machine, it can do this for you. If you’re cutting by hand, you can use our curling tool or the blunt part of your scissors to score your leaves.
When it comes to layering and arranging your leaves, our photo tutorial can help guide you. Make sure to secure the leaves and berries with your low-temp glue gun, and cover the inner and outer edges of the wreath as you work your way around it. Keep in mind that you don’t have to layer your leaves exactly how we did it—you can play around with your arrangement and have fun with it! If you need more ideas for how to layer your leaves, check out the photo tutorials for our paper Christmas wreath and our tissue paper holiday wreath.
What do you think? Too soon for a DIY holiday wreath? Or is any time the right time for this one?
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- Text Weight Paper: Stardream Metallic in Fairway, Lagoon, Azalea, Aquamarine, and Mars; Curious Metallic in Botanic; and Shine Satin in Violet Satin
- Paper Source Text Weight Paper in Peacock
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper in Juniper
- 12″ Foam Wreath
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