We love to make a wreath for every season and the Holidays are the perfect season for scrubbing up on your DIY wreath-making skills! Our mini paper wreaths make an adorable addition to your Holiday home decor. They look super-cute as a set or you can choose just one to make if you are pressed for time. They make a gorgeous hostess gift or can be used around the base of your candles at your Holiday dining table, or. . . tie one onto the neck of a bottled beverage for a hostess gift – perfect!
A Wreath Trifecta
We chose to hang ours as a set from lengths of vivid red ribbon, a color that really makes the lush green leaves of the wreath pop. I like to use metallic papers because I just love the way the light bounces off it, but as long as you use a text weight paper, you could make these DIY paper wreaths in any paper you choose.
- Frosted Text Weight Paper – Shine Moss Green, Curious Metallics Fairway, Curious Metallics Botanic (discontinued – use Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer Pack)
- Vine Wire – Brown
- Ribbon of your choice
If you have a cutting machine, you can click on the SVG file below to download and cut your two sizes of boxwood and eucalyptus leaves. If you are cutting by hand, then print the PDF onto your chosen paper and cut with a sharp craft knife. Once all the pieces are cut, I suggest folding the boxwood leaves very slightly on the blunt end of your scissors. This gives the leaves more of a 3D shape and will give your paper wreath lots of depth and dimension. With the eucalyptus leaves, it’s a good idea to curl the leaves by drawing your scissors across the leaf away from the base – as you would curl ribbon! To make the wreath, we created a 4.5″ circle with paper wrapped wire and glued the ends together. We then glued our leaves onto the wire one by one, working around the circle as we went, and layering the leaves slightly on top of one another – simple! Members can follow along using the tutorial below.