DIY Paper Fall Floral Wreath Craft
I’ve been all about Autumn these last few weeks. Every time I catch a chill on the breeze I’m so stoked. Summer is fun but I’m also glad it’s done! Since it actually is starting to feel like Fall I figure it’s time to start decorating for the season.
I’ve switched out the wreath on my front door and placed pumpkins around the house the house still needs something more. And this gorgeous Fall wreath hanging on my favorite living room mirror is just what the space needed!
Faux florals are expensive. Making a wreath from scratch after purchasing a few bunches of fake flowers is expensive. But today I have a wreath that is ridiculously cost effective because all of the flowers are DIY out of paper. Want to see how we made it?
- 14″ Natural Grapevine Wreath
- Copper Floral Wire
- Gold Seed Beads (6/0)
- 12″ x 12″ Orange Paper (qty 5)
- 12″ x 12″ Red Paper (qty 1)
- 12″ x 12″ Dark Orange Paper (qty 5)
- 12″ x 12″ Darker Steel Blue Paper (qty 1)
- 12″ x 12″ Lighter Steel Blue Paper (qty 1)
- 12″ x 12″ White Paper (qty 1)
- 12″ x 12″ Cricut Kraft Board (qty 2)
- Tacky Glue
- Yarn (We used Hometown USA in Madison Mustard)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Floral Wreath Cut File
- Quilling Tool
- Weeding Tools
Load the Cricut Design Space File and your flowers. The file contains: 5 Big Orange Flowers (#M3D7E1), 6 Big Yellow Flowers (#M45BF3), 5 Small Red Flowers (#), 10 Small Dark Orange Flowers (#M3D7E1), 12 Dark Blue Flowers (#M46100), 12 Light Blue Flowers (#M46100), 64 Tiny White Flowers (#M3F100), 13 Pointy Leaves (#MA3F29), 10 Oak Leaves (#MA3F1B), Centers for Blue Flowers (#MA3E13). If you’d like to add more of any flower or leaf, search in Design Space for the ID next to each of the flowers including the # symbol.
The flowers that are shaped like spirals will need to be rolled. Place the paper from the spiral into the lip of the quilling tool. Holding the paper in place twist the tool around and around to begin rolling the flower. Once you get to a certain point it will be difficult to keep it on the tool. Carefully remove it and continue wrapping while applying pressure until the entire cut piece is coiled.
Place the flower flat side down on your work surface and allow it to loosen and slightly uncoil. On scrap from your cuttings draw a circle slightly larger than the flat coiled end of the flower with Tacky Glue. Place the bottom of the flower onto the glue and allow to dry completely. Continue for all of the flowers.
Once the glue has dried completely, trim away the excess backing from each flower.
For larger flowers with a fuzzy stamen inside wrap the flowers around a dowel or pencil rather than the quilling tool. Glue to matching paper just as you did the other rolled flowers. Push several 1″ long cuttings of yarn into the center making sure they connect well with the glue.
Each of the blue flowers is cut from a single piece with a slit in the petals. Place a dab of glue on the tab of the flower and fold behind the nearest petal to form the flower. Fold the double-sided portion of the yellow paper stamens in half. Use the quilling tool on the tallest end of the paper and roll tightly. Glue the back of the roll so that it holds its shape. Glue to the center of the flower.
For the tiny white flowers cut a length of copper floral ware that is approximately 3″ long. Remove the flowers from the mat and gently fold each petal upward. Use your needle nose pliers to curve the wire in toward itself. Slide on a gold seed bead. Add a dab of glue just behind and then slide on a white flower.
These small flowers can be collected as they are made into a piece of Styrofoam to dry.
Once all of your flowers are made and the glue is dry heat up your hot glue gun.
Carefully begin gluing your flowers onto the grapevine wreath, taking care that hot glue will drip through and can easily cause burns.
Start first with your orange and yellow flowers.
Next, finish filling out the wreath with your blue flowers.
Slide your kraft paper leaves into the wreath around the outer edge and in between flowers in the center and glue into place. You might need to trim these leaves for aesthetics.
Lastly take your white flowers and push the wire through the back of the wreath and use your needle-nose pliers to wrap the end of the wire around in the grapevine to hold steady. Add a dab of hot glue, if necessary, to make the flowers stay in place.
Bend the wires so your white flowers jut out from all angles and fill out the wreath. Add a hanging wire to the back and this wreath is done!