Monday, January 12, 2015

Wreath Tutorial ~ Made with Paper Straws

Are you starting to decorate for Valentine's Day or does your house need a little pick me up after the holiday décor is gone? With a few simple materials and about an hour of your time, you can make a beautiful wreath. This DIY wreath project is incredibly easy and can be modified to suit any holiday or any color combination.

First, gather the materials that you'll need:

Bookboard Wreath Form // Paper Straws // Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks // Scissors

Then, cut about half of the straws about an inch from the top. Now there will be two sizes of straws. I bought a box of 144 straws and used almost all of them for this project.

Start to glue the straws to the bookboard wreath form, alternating the two sizes of straws. I put a long straw beside a short straw and it looks great. You may want to experiment with other patterns or could make three sizes of straws for a more dramatic look. Once I started gluing, the process went very quickly. It took me less than an hour to glue all of the straws to the wreath form. Leave a small space (about an inch) at the top of the wreath for the next step.

Use the small space at the top of the wreath to tie a ribbon that you'll use to hang the wreath. Add a bow or any embellishments that you choose. The possibilities for this step are endless. I was in a rush, so a simple bow was a quick and easy solution. Perhaps I may remove the white bow and replace it with a more vibrant embellishment. But this gives you an idea of how to finish the wreath.

So easy and cute!

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