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