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Funny story about this DIY. When I joined Pinterest in 2010, this was one of my first pins. It was from a now-defunct blog post dated December 2009. Basically, I’ve been wanting to make this wreath for about 7 years.
Luckily, Pinterest preserves the images even after the original post disappears so when the original poster took down their blog, I didn’t lose my inspiration! All I had to do was Google how-to! I found a bunch of versions of this wreath and even more techniques. After a bit of trial and error, I figured out how to make this wreath in a couple hours with the least amount of frustration possible.
Rip a bunch of pages out of your book. I ripped out 72 sheets and used more than half for my 9” round form.
Cut them down to 4”x4”. I also cut 6 down to 3”x3” to use in the middle of the wreath to make it look a little more like a flower.
Shape the square into a cone and staple at the pointy end. For some reason, the initial square took me like 2 minutes to shape! It was absolutely hilarious. But once you do the shape once, it’s easy to repeat it like 60 times.
Once you have your cones formed, grab your foam board and draw a circle. You can use a compass for this if you’re capable. I, however, am not capable and grabbed a 9” plate and traced. Then cut out your circle. I used an Exacto knife but you can use scissors.
Glue the cones onto the form. Begin with the outermost circle and leave a bit of space in between. When you complete the outer circle, move in and stagger your next row in between. You should really watch the video for this part.
When you get to the middle and final circle, use your 3”x3” squares from earlier. I used the hot glue to secure the cone because my stapler was too big, but if you can make it work with a stapler, do that! Use these smaller cones to finish the wreath.
Secure a wreath hanger to the back. Or, if you’re like me, glue and tape some cotton twine to the back. This is a super light wreath, being made of foam board and a couple pieces of paper, so you don’t need to use something crazy to hang this.
AND THAT’S IT!
I love this wreath so much. Where you see it pictured in the video is where I currently have it. I plan to move it to the mirror over my fireplace, though, as soon as I buy the proper wreath hanger.
What do you think? Do you love it? Do you think you’ll try it? Let me know in the comments below!
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