Loopy Paper Wreath

Little hands and big ones will have tons of fun with this paper-embellished wreath. Sparkling foam balls make darling mini ornaments tucked among the faux greenery.

Completion time – 2-4 hours

Designer – Kathleen George


  • Balls, 1", 24
  • Beveled Wreath, 12" x 2" x 1"
  • Block or Sheet, scrap
Other Materials
  • Origami paper, four sheets each: yellow green; dar
  • Bright green construction paper, two sheets
  • Ultra-fine glitter: hot pink; green; silver
  • Green floral wire


  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Wooden toothpicks, 24
  • Paper trimmer or scissors and ruler
  • Extra-long straight pins (optional)
  • Large needle or needle tool
  • Wire cutters
  • Spray adhesive
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue


  • 1. Spray dark green origami paper with spray adhesive; adhere
    yellow green sheets to dark green, creating double-sided paper.
  • 2. Use paper trimmer to cut double-sided paper and
    construction paper into 1" x 5" strips. (Or, measure strips
    with ruler and cut with scissors.) Use white glue to glue each
    strip into a loop; alternate outside color on origami paper loops.
  • 3. Use glue gun to glue loops to foam wreath; white glue may
    also be used, but loops will need to be pinned in place. Glue
    alternating shades of green onto wreath, overlapping loops
    approximately 1/2" to completely cover foam.
  • 4. Glue toothpicks into foam balls. Spread generous amount
    white glue onto each ball and roll in glitter; make 12 to 14
    green, five or six pink, and five or six silver balls. Place
    toothpicks into scrap foam to let glue dry.
  • 5. Refer to photo to insert ornament toothpicks into wreath.
    If toothpicks don't go in easily, first poke hole through
    paper loop with needle or needle tool.
  • 6. Cut 5" length from wire. Twist ends together to form
    hanging loop. Glue loop to top center back of wreath.