What better way to celebrate summertime than with a bushel of berries? This 3D strawberry wreath is a quick and fun way to make every day delicious. Though typically thought of as a winter holiday tradition, wreaths are a wonderful way to celebrate all year round. With just a few supplies and a straightforward step-by-step tutorial, life’s a treat! Take a bite out of this project and enjoy ~
Tools & Materials
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- Text Weight Paper
- Art Markers
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire – 22 Gauge
Steps for making your Paper Strawberry Wreath
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Wrap the natural floral wire around 3 times, twisting together as you go, to form the wreath base. Our wreath was about 9” across when finished. You can also purchase a twiggy wreath from a craft store to use as a base.
- Cut out paper pieces according to the pattern (a cutting machine is recommended). Our wreath had 4 large red strawberries, 2 medium pink strawberries, 3 small green strawberries, 9 big leaves, 10 medium leaves, 6 small leaves, and 7 flowers.
- Draw seeds onto the strawberries and shade the leafy tops using art markers.
- Curl flaps on the strawberries and tops using the edge of a pair of scissors.
- Apply glue to the tab on a strawberry and attach to the opposite side to form a conical shape.
- Curl the flaps on top and glue closed.
- For the bigger strawberry: glue the bigger of the two leafy top pieces on top before adding wire (see below).
- To make a stem: bend a length of paper covered floral wire 90° with pliers.
- Poke the end through a strawberry top and glue to the underside of the leaf.
- Glue the top to the strawberry and gently bend the wire.
- Fold the leaves in half. Draw on veins and shade using a green art marker. Curl the edges outward from the center using the edge of a pair of scissors.
- Glue the leaves in sets of 3 onto the end of lengths of floral wire, with one leaf on top and the other 2 behind.
- To make strawberry blossoms, curl the petals inward using the tapered end of a large wooden skewer or chopstick.
- Curl in the yellow stamen centers and glue onto the blossoms.
- Attach strawberries and leaves by wrapping the wires into the wreath. You can add a bit of glue to help hold in place if needed.
- Glue on the blossoms and additional leaves.
- Continue adding to the wreath, with the leaves moving in one direction. Bend the wire stems for the strawberries so that they hang downward.
We’re a big fan of text weight paper from Paper-Papers. For this project, we used Wild Cherry, Pink Lemonade, Sour Apple, Banana Split, Whip Cream, and Gumdrop Green. For art markers, we love Copic Sketch – we used Garnet (R39), Pink (RV11), Celadon Green (YG25), and Grass Green (YG17).
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