I have seen several really great wreaths made with Designer Series Paper on pinterest and blogs. I had to give it a try. The is a wonderful use of old DSP!! This DSP is from last year's Holiday catalog. I was thrilled to give this DSP pack a new life again!!!! I used 15 strips of each of the designer paper in each design- cut to 1/2" strips. I used about 6 strips of the Basic Black cardstock. You can use more or less depending on how "packed" you like your wreath. Then you use a bone folder to curly your strips. Just like you would curl ribbon on a package! Yes, the paper will curl!!!! Use straight pins to insert them into a foam wreath- I used 10" wreath. You can find them at most big box stores (save some $- use a coupon!!!). The pins can also be found at the craft stores in the sewing section. I used plain tops- not decorated or colored. I used the circular wreaths, not the flat ones. I do have some flat ones to try out but I think they will take more paper to do since there is more of a surface to cover.
I also used a lot of twine. I dug in my stash and grabbed out three different colors, a orange, black and black and white twine. You could use any color twine that you have or ribbon! I used the Petite Pennants Builder punch to make the banner. I got this bunch when it first came out. I was thrilled with it!! It got moved around and went to the bottom of my punch box. I was happy to dig it back out and give it some LOVE!!! This is a wonderful punch!!! You can find the pennants builder punch HERE .
I used Basic Black Cardstock to break up my patterned paper. I like that it gave my wreath "stripes".
I love this punch!!!! Great for titles on scrapbook pages as well!
I also added some black and white polka dot ribbon to my wreath. This ribbon was on the clearance rack recently!
Have you tried to make a wreath yet??!!!! Look for more seasonal wreaths to come!!!!
They are so much fun to make!!
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