Carla Bagshaw’s Large Floral Paper Wreath
This project is a lot of fun to do; it has a really gorgeous end result, with a wow factor for any home. It can be done in Christmas papers to make it seasonal or you can vary plain colours by working with darker to lighter shades to create an ombre effect. And best of all? It’s super easy!
You Will Need:
- 54 squares of paper (10X10cm)
- 20 squares of paper (8X8cm)
- 1 Circle of card (18cm Diameter)
- Glue (hot glue or PVA)
Choose a selection of papers. I decided to go with coloured stock, which is different on the back and front, but you can use plain paper stock and it will be just as effective. You will need to cut 54 squares at 10X10cm’s, (I used the Cutterpillar to cut mine). You will need around 54 squares at this size, but the amount can vary; the wider your cones the less you will need.
Repeat Step 1 but this time you only need to cut 20 and they should be 8X8cm
Cut a circle that is 18cm in diameter (you can use a compass and pencil, or print out a circle and trace it. The circle should be on a good weight of paper, you won’t see it at the end but it needs to be strong enough to hold the weight of the wreath.
Taking a large square, roll it diagonally so that it forms a cone, glue the edge and hold it down until the glue sets.
Continue to roll the remaining squares into cones until they are all complete. This is the most time consuming part of the project, so grab a cup of tea before your start.
Once your cones are all rolled you are ready to start. Using the larger cones begin gluing them side by side around the circle. You will need a gap between each cone of a couple of centimetres. Keep gluing until you have completed your first round like the image below..
You will need to now complete 2 further rounds using the large cones; you will find it easier to bend the bottom of the cone slightly so that you have a flat edge to stick down.
All you need to do now to complete the project is continue, but with the small cones, until you have filled the central gap.
You can attach some string to the back of the circle, or use a sticky fixer so that you can hang the project up. Alternatively they make a great table centrepiece.