List of things you'll need....
*Pages from an old book.
*Cardboard circle cutout form. (If you would like a template of the wreath form and leaf I used please drop me an email and I will email it to you)
*Glue ( I used a glue stick and a glue gun)
*Pencil with eraser.
Note: My wreaths are small because I recycled some cardboard circle forms that came with glass containers I bought. They were used to protect the lids. You can make your wreaths any size you'd like just remember they might look a little different if you use the measurements I use for my smaller wreaths. You might have to play around with different measurements to get the desired look.
First thing I did was covered the wreath form with strips of my book pages. They were about 1" wide and long enough to wrap around the form. You can use your own technique to cover your form. Mine took some time to complete, but it was the first thing I tried and it worked pretty well.
This is how I did it...Using the glue stick I glued the strips on one side of the form...
Then I folded each one and glued it on the other side. Cutting any excess as I went along.
I began with the inside circle and once it was done then I did the same to the out side.
Once your wreath is all covered it's all set and ready to be worked on.
Wreath #1: Kindergarten Technique
For this technique you'll need to cut out a lot, I mean A LOT of 2" x 2" squares :-) You'll have to guess how many you'll need...Sorry, I didn't count how many I used.
After you finish cutting your squares you're ready to begin. Grab your pencil and place a square on the tip...either the eraser side or if the pencil is not sharpened, like the one I'm using, then you can also use that side too.
I was able to place 4 little twisted squares snuggly in a row...widthwise.And that's it...It does take a while to glue all those little square in place but I think it's worth it because the wreath turns out beautifully.
Wreath # 2: Leaf Wreath.
This one goes a bit faster and the results are equally as beautiful. All you have to do for this one is cut out paper leaves like this one (template provided above) out of the pages of the book and some out of fabric...I used muslin for mine. Fold them in half, lengthwise to create a crease.Then fill you wreath up with leaves...As many or as little as you like.
I do hope this was helpful. Please let me know if you give these craft a try...I'd love to hear about it and see pictures.
Hope you all have a wonderfully creative new week.
Hugs and Kisses,