It’s sunny and very spring-like in Seattle – finally! The news reported that it’s the first weekend that we’ve had 2-consecutive days of sun since Labor Day. It’s cause for celebration – time to craft a new spring wreath for the door.
I strive to make and share easy DIY crafts. I’m busy and don’t have the time to be too serious about crafting and figure that the majority of others are in the same boat. So, you’ll be happy to know that this latest project took all of a few hours to put together and I’m pretty satisfied with the result.
How to make a Spring Paper Cone Wreath:
1. Gather the following supplies: Glue gun, glue sticks, 5-6 sheets paper (I used large scrapbook paper as it had good patterns/styles), pencil, jar lid or bowl, scissors, large decorative paper punch (optional), foam circle (found at any craft store), raffia ribbon.
|Supplies needed (minus scissors and raffia)|
2. Take your paper and begin to cut out circles. I used both a large decorative paper punch that made circles with a scalloped edge and a small jar lid and bowl to trace the shape with your pencil and cut out other shaped circles with your scissors. It’s helpful to have a few varying circle sizes.
3. Roll the paper circles into cone shapes and then use your glue gun to glue the paper into the cone shape. Do this for all of the paper circles you have. You should end up with different size cones – also explore with rolling some cones tightly and others loosely.
|Paper cones: various sizes and widths in a variety of colors and patterns.|
4. Take all your paper cones and begin to hot glue them to the front side of foam circle. There is no “right” way to do this, just glue them randomly and they’ll look great.
|The beginning of gluing cones, just have fun!|
5. With all the paper cones glued in place, begin to glue the raffia ribbon to the back of foam circle in a decorative pattern. Doing this helps covers the foam that you’d see if you viewed the wreath from a side angle.
|Me, gluing the raffia in place.|
6. Hang on your door and admire!