Instructions for Creating a Long-Lasting Paper Christmas Wreath
Craft a wreath with the potential to endure for a lifetime using cutouts of leaves and berries made from scraps of card or paper. Our wreath incorporates traditional foliage shapes and colors such as green holly, mistletoe, and red berries. However, for a more contemporary touch, you can opt for rich jewel tones or even white and gold.
What You Need To Make A Paper Christmas Wreath
- 300mm (12in) rattan wreath
- Assorted green, red, and white paper or thin cardstock
- Tracing paper and a pencil
- Scoring tool
- Hot-glue gun, glue stick, or PVA glue along with a paintbrush
- Cocktail stick
- Hole punch
- Cutting mat
Get Your Paper Christmas Wreath Templates Ready
Before You Begin
Resize the templates above on your computer, then print them out. Or search the internet for the shapes you want to add to your paper Christmas wreath. Cut the shapes out. Trace the holly leaf, mistletoe, and berry sprig templates onto thin cardstock, then cut them out to create your templates.
Start With The Leave For Our Christmas Wreath Decoration
Trace the holly templates onto the back of green paper using one or two shades.
Cut Out More Details For Our Festive Wreath
Repeat the process with the mistletoe template on light green paper.
Berry Sprigs Add More Detail To Our Wreath
Trace the berry sprigs onto red paper. The berries themselves are the holes created by a standard office hole punch.
Now Add Some Holly Leaves To Our Festive Christmas Paper Wreath
Cut out your holly leaves. To expedite the process, fold the paper and cut out multiple leaves simultaneously.
Add Details To The Paper Holly Leaves
Score down the center of each holly leaf.
Fold The Paper Holly Leaves
Fold the holly leaves inward along the score line.
Start Assembling Our Paper Christmas Wreath
Apply a small amount of PVA glue to the tips of the red sprigs. Utilize a cocktail stick as the sprigs are quite small.
Add Paper Berries To The Paper Sprigs
Attach the red berries (the hole punch chads) and allow them to dry.
Now We Can Arrange All The Paper Details Around Our Wreath
Apply a bit of hot glue to the backs of the holly leaves and evenly place them around the rattan wreath.
Use A Hot Glue Gun To Attach All The Paper Decorations
Apply hot glue to the mistletoe sprigs and intersperse them among the leaves. Allow them to dry.
Finish Making Our Christmas Wreath From Paper
Lastly, apply hot glue to the berry sprigs and distribute them around the wreath. Let them dry. Your wreath is now ready to be hung! You can prop it on a shelf or mantle or attach a ribbon to the rattan and hang it on a door.
Finish Making Our Paper Christmas Wreath
Making a Votive Wrap
Create little leaves from deep-pink thin cardstock or paper freehand. Score each leaf. Apply a small amount of PVA glue to the tips of some leaves and dip them into gold glitter. Shake off the excess and let them dry.
Glue the leaves onto a 100mm (4in) diameter rattan wreath. Finally, place a glass votive in the center, insert an artificial tealight, and admire the magical twinkle as the light reflects off the glitter.
Completing Your Wreath
Hang your paper Christmas wreath above a mantle or shelf adorned with gifts, foliage, and candles for a charming display.