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DIY Folded Paper Wreath

I don’t really consider myself the most “crafty” person… although people may not believe that. I find that I am more “creative” than “crafty” :)… This paper wreath though is one of my favorite pieces in my home… and you would not believe how simple it was to create… and cheap!

Very inexpensive and easy DIY Folded Paper WreathHere is what you need:

– 1 old book or sheet music – I got a book from our local goodwill that was full of old gospel sheet music. It cost me $.75 cent!

– 1 round piece of cardboard – I got this from a cheap frozen pizza. You could cut a round circle though out of a box you have on hand.

Hot Glue Gun/Glue – I had this already, so no cost here.

That is all you need. The cost I am guestimating would be around $2.00 for most. I got lucky and found that cheap song book… I was able to make 2 wreaths out of it. So for me it was only .75 cents for TWO. $2.00 is just a general cost estimation :)

Now here is how you put it all together:

Step 1: Pull out the sheets of music or book pages. Trim off the ripped edges if you want… or leave them frayed. I had to trim mine since the book I used was a spirally bound book.. so when I ripped the pages out, they had weird edges… (not cute). So I just trimmed mine straight with scissors.

Step 2: Get your piece of cardboard and cut it into the shape of a circle if it isn’t already. Then puncture it in the center and make a smaller circle. Save some of the cardboard from the center circle you cut out, to use as a hanging piece. I hope my photo below helps explain it better… :) I hot glued the hanging loop I made out of cardboard to the back of the wreath so that I could hang it to the wall. I have had this wreath up for almost 2 years now and it has still stayed together perfectly.

Very inexpensive and easy DIY Folded Paper Wreath

Very inexpensive and easy DIY Folded Paper WreathStep 3: The photo above is a bit out of order :) – sorry about that… I took all these photos after the wreath was made… but I’m posting the steps in the order I actually did them. Hopefully it makes sense in the end. I then took the sheets of paper I had pulled out of my book, and folded them 3-4 times to make a fan. I then folded them in half. So the fan then became a thicker fan. I then HOT GLUED the folded edge onto the outer edge of the circle piece of card board. You then would just continue this step and go around the whole outside part of the circle… and then repeat layering the paper over top of each other until you reached the middle. You then would fold the very last row of folded paper under and into the back part of the circle. (see above photo, it should help explain it).

Step 5: Optional step you can do that I have seen others do, is to burn the edges slightly on the wreath. Gives it a more rustic look. For me though I liked them unburned :) …

Very inexpensive and easy DIY Folded Paper Wreath

and that is it!

I’m sorry I dont have step by step photos. Again, I made this 2 years ago… I’m just super behind posting about it. We are in the process of cleaning up our house a bit… and with that cleaning up I relocated this wreath… and when I did, I realized I hadn’t posted how I did it… so figured, better late than never right?

Very inexpensive and easy DIY Folded Paper Wreath

I hope you enjoy. These make great gifts!! They are so inexpensive to make too, yet look really nice.


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