A couple of weeks ago, Jen from Tater Tots and Jello sent me a box of her amazing paper line. It was difficult to pick just one project to work on. I’m inspired by the patterns, colors of the papers and the fabulous creative accessories. I have a to-do list of things I’m going to make with everything, but today, I’m going to show you an easy feather and paper wreath using three of my favorites from Jen’s papers…
I’m thinking this wreath could be used for most seasons (just change up the paper!) it would also be really pretty as a party decoration, just match your paper with your theme!
If you have a second…I’ll show you just how easy this is to make!
Here’s What You Need:
*3 different 12 x 12 patterned papers (I used Aqua Skies & Love Seat from the Home Made Line) The number of sheets depends on the size of your wreath!
*Paper cut into 2″ strips to wrap wreath (this won’t show – I used plain white paper)
*Styrofoam Wreath Form (I used a 12″)
*Feathers that coordinate with your paper
*Double Side Tape
*1 floral pick & piece of string for hanging
*Paper Trimmer (Optional)
First, cut paper into 3″ strips…
Make each strip a fringe by cutting narrow slits from the bottom to about 1/2 ” from the top. (The uncut room at the top of each strip is for your double side tape!)
Put a piece of double side tape along the top of each strip of fringe and make branches by rolling into a spiral – starting at one corner. (Roll at an angle)
Cover your wreath with strips of paper using the double side tape to keep it in place. This paper can be plain white paper as it won’t show…the purpose of the paper is to protect the Styrofoam from the hot glue!
Play around with the placement of your paper branches using the straight pins. (I had to work with them, rearranging the branches a couple of times before they were just right!)
When the branches are where you want them, add dabs of hot glue to make certain they won’t move!
Add some feathers here, there and everywhere! (you can dip the end of the feathers in a bit of hot glue to keep them in place)
To hang, tie a piece of string around a floral pick inserted into the back-top of the wreath… (It’s really light weight!)
Jen has so many beautiful papers, you’ll be able to find some that will be perfect for your home!
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And speaking of Autumn…are you ready for a little fall inspiration? If so, check out all of my fall posts: