Pretty scrapbook paper loops combine with floral garnishes to make this wreath extra special. Use heavy double-sided cardstock for a decoration you can display year after year! If you do not want to use cardstock, spray glue two sheets of scrapbook paper together...
For one wreath you will need
1 12-inch styrofoam half round wreath
approximately 11 yards of 1 1/2-inch grosgrain ribbon
9 sheets of coordinating double sided scrapbook cardstock
assorted Fall floral picks
sequin pins, or other short pins
4 long sewing pins to attach bow
finished bow (made from your favorite method) from 1 1/2-inch grosgrain ribbon above
pencil, scissors, ruler
Wrap the styrofoam wreath with grosgrain ribbon over-lapping slightly and securing both ends with sequin pins and glue. Allow to dry thoroughly.
From each paper, cut 1, 5-inch strip. Cut into 1-inch wide and 1/2-inch widths; cut several of each so that you can place them where you need to when assembling the project. You will have plenty of paper to cut more if you need to, give yourself a good start. Since we recommend using double-sided cardstock (or two sheets of paper glued together) remember you can use the front and/or back of the papers, too. Gently match each width-end so that a loop is formed, taking care not to fold the loop in half. Secure with glue and allow to dry.
Beginning with the inside, start pinning and gluing loops in the same direction, staggering as needed to cover the wreath. Take care placing loops; some may over-lap slightly, others will be spaced apart. We were able to get the equivalent of 3 1-inch loops across the wreath. Cut more strips and make more loops as above, if needed. You will fill in "blank" areas later. Allow to dry.
Cut floral picks apart, if necessary. Using glue place leaves, berries, acorns, and curls throughout the wreath in areas that seem bare. Allow to dry. Thread desired length of ribbon behind loops and through the wreath center. Tie knot for hanging. Attach bow made from remaining ribbon. Attach bow with wire and pins/glue. Allow to dry before hanging.
Sources: Scrapbook cardstock/specialty papers; K & Company
To get the instructions click here;Download craft_pdf_templatepaper_loop_thanksgiving_wreath.pdf