I was inspired to make an easy DIY wreath using colorful packing paper. It’s a simple way to upcycle your wrapping paper, packing paper or even Kraft paper.
Aside from painting furniture all the time, yes I know it seems that’s all I’ve been doing lately! I also like to surf the internet and be inspired by some very talented blogger friends. I was recently in Tanya’s blog Twelve O Eight and came across a really pretty farmhouse wreath made from Kraft paper. I was so impressed with it that I decided to do my own version.
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- Plates to use as templates to cut out the shapes
- Lots of packing paper
- Acrylic Paints
- Farmhouse wax
- Burlap Ribbon
How to Make an Easy DIY Wreath
I’m pretty fugal when it comes to my DIY projects so instead of buying a Styrofoam wreath shape I just cut out these cardboard donut shapes you see below. I just used two different sized shapes to outline the circles and cut them out.
The reason I wanted to do this project, besides the fact that it was so pretty was because I had just de-cluttered my room and found more than enough of these packing papers. They were all left over from my amazon purchases. Now if you know me you know I’m not someone who likes to throw anything away. This was the perfect project for all this leftover paper.
I cut the paper in half and the long strips were then twisted around like you see below.
Wrap the paper around the wreath shape while also twisting it some more.
Below you can see how nice and full it looks when it was all wrapped. I didn’t even have to use any glue. When connecting the papers, I just inserted one piece into the other and twisted them together. At the end I simply tucked the last piece into the paper.
You can also make an easy DIY wreath with kraft paper for more of a farmhouse look. But I was looking to go in a different direction so I added a bit of color to mine.
Next I mixed my greens with black to get a darker green and then added a soft blue. And finally, I added a little bit of Farmhouse White Wax, just to give it a bit of shine.
Of course, you can paint yours any color you want. I wanted a bit of green in my house and this was a super easy way to get it.
Once the paper had dried I wrapped some pretty twine around it.
Finally, I added the burlap ribbon to use as a hanger.
And then I found the perfect spot to hang my easy DIY wreath!
There they are in their new spots in the living room. The only question is should I also add a third in the center? What do you think?
I’ve already collected enough paper to make a third one!
I had been saving up all that packing paper for quite a while in anticipation of finding the right project for it. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t throw anything out. Well, not that I want to encourage the hoarders in us, but it did turn out pretty well for me.
And so, I made a colorful easy DIY wreath with packing paper and I hope you will also give it a try. It is a great way to add color to your room without making a big commitment. After all, it’s just packing paper!