HELLLLLOOOOOO! It’s me! It feels good to be back and typing my words on these cyber pages! I actually have a DIY project for you today. Me! A project! For you! Can ya believe it? This little gem is part of Mission: Merry 2013. Get ready for more projects to be showing up from now until Christmas! It’s about to get really jolly up in here.
Today’s DIY is a SUPER simple one. A DIY holiday wreath made entirely from paper! You’ll want to make sure your porch is a covered one when putting this baby on display. I can’t take 100% of the credit for this project. I saw a similar one at a local Christmas party and thought it was such a genius idea that I tried to recreate as best I could!
- Circle cut from foam core (“it doesn’t need to be perfect.” ~post-baby Lexy)
- Strips of green card stock cut into 2″ wide strips
- Red bow (found at Michaels)
- hot glue gun (not pictured)
Take your strips of green paper and accordion fold them like you did when you were a child who was bored during church. Really? Just me?
Hot glue one end flat on the foam core. Gently twist and fold the paper until you can hot glue the other end. Make sure both ends are flat against the foam core! Repeat these steps until all the foam core is covered with your faux-greenery.
Hot glue the bow to the top of the wreath. My bow actually came with twist-ties attached to the back. I was able to save a hot glue stick. Every time a hot glue stick is saved, an angel gets his wings.
Hang this wreath on your door and wait patiently for someone to come-a-knockin’.
Secret: I was able to make this wreath in one hour while the baby napped. That’s a record. So now you know that you can make this. Anything is possible.
To see more holiday projects from last year’s Mission: Merry, click here.
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photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel
Ann Martin says
Such a cute idea Lexy! I saw those glittery bows at Michaels and thought they were a great shape. Yours is the first project I’ve seen that makes use of one. 🙂
“Every time a hot glue stick is saved, an angel gets his wings.”
Best. Quote. Ever.
This is so great Lex. I love it.
Laurel (@abubblylife) says
Welcome back! Love the wreath!
Love this idea! So fun and festive with a handmade feel! You’re the best, Lexy!
Super cute Lexy! You came back and NAILED it!
Rachel | 52 Weeks Project says
hahah and to clarify, I did not start going by Ra since you’ve been gone 😉
DARLENE W says
Looks super easy for the grandkids to do, this Paper Holiday Wreath