On Monday I listed six inexpensive and easy Halloween crafts that I wanted to create this year. First on my list to recreate, was this crepe paper wreath by Country Living magazine.
This is the first wreath I have ever created and it was actually easier than I imagined it would be. I completed this project in a little longer than a nap time (hour and a half) and I took some photos to share with you the step by step instructions!
First, you need to gather your supplies. You will need a foam wreath, crepe paper and straight pins.
I wanted to get a rounded foam wreath, but the Joann’s I went to didn’t have a lot of options. I decided to go with this one and then shaped it using a steak knife. Not my most glamorous crafting moment, but I was really happy with the results once the wreath was finished.
Unlike the Country Living tutorial, I wrapped my wreath in crepe paper to start. I didn’t like how in the how-to video, that parts of the green foam were visible in the completed wreath. To start your wrap, simply pin the end of the crepe paper on the back of the wreath and begin to wrap around it.
Continue wrapping the wreath until no green foam is showing.
When you have covered the surface area, pin the other end of the crepe paper to the back of the wreath.
Cut the crepe paper into 4-inch pieces. I used about 60 black strips and 30 white strips.
Pin the crepe paper loops in rows of three, one row at a time.
Continue pinning the rows until the wreath is completely covered.
Finish the wreath off with a ribbon bow where the beginning of your pinned loops meet the last of your pinned loops.
Have you ever made a holiday wreath? What are some of your favorite techniques?