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Making a Paper Carnation Wreath


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February 16, 2019

Paper Carnation Wreath - closeup of wreath on the front doorWell, it's still love month so I'll be sharing my Valentine crafts with you throughout whole month of February. Here's one you could still make even after the season to add beauty to your front doors.

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Supplies:

  • cardboard
  • 4x4 squares of colored paper for the flowers
  • 1/2x2 pieces of green colored papers
  • zigzag scissors
  • regular scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • 1 round pattern 4"
  • 1 bigger round pattern (ex. dinner plate)
  • 1 1" or 1/2" smaller round pattern
  • double sided tape
Paper Carnation Wreath - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Draw a circle onto a piece of 4x4" paper.
  2. Paper Carnation Wreath - trace a circle on a piece of 4x4" paper
     
  3. Cut by the batch using zigzag scissors.
  4. Paper Carnation Wreath - use zig zag scissor to cut a batch of circles
     
  5. For every flower we will need 4 of the circles.
  6. Paper Carnation Wreath - each flower requires 4 circles
     
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  7. Fold these circles equally in all directions. See photo.
  8. Paper Carnation Wreath - fold in half
     
    Paper Carnation Wreath - continue folding equally in all directions
     
  9. Now, position the center of the circle on top of a glue lid and crumple. See photo.
  10. Paper Carnation Wreath - crumple with the center over a glue lid
     
    Paper Carnation Wreath
     
  11. Do this to 3 pcs. to create the lower layers.
  12. Paper Carnation Wreath - repeat with the other 3 circles
     
  13. For the top layer do the same, but use a pencil tip.
  14. Paper Carnation Wreath - for the center crumple the 4th paper circle over the tip of a pencil
     
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  15. Glue the layers in place.
  16. Paper Carnation Wreath - glue the layers together
     
    Paper Carnation Wreath - completed flower
     
  17. To make the leaf, fold green pieces of paper into a triangle, twice.
  18. Paper Carnation Wreath - fold green paper into a triangle - twice
     
  19. Draw a leaf pattern and cut this out. See photo.
  20. Paper Carnation Wreath - draw a leaf pattern and cut out
     
    Paper Carnation Wreath - leaf opened out
     
  21. Roll the leaf tips backwards with a pencil or any stick.
  22. Paper Carnation Wreath - roll the leaf tips back around a pencil
     
  23. Glue it onto the bottom of the flower.
  24. Paper Carnation Wreath - glue to the bottom of the flower
     
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  25. Make as many as you want depending on the size of your wreath.
  26. Paper Carnation Wreath - continue making flowers until you have enough to cover your wreath
     
  27. Draw circles onto the cardboard. The smaller circle should be in the center of the bigger one. Then cut. See attached photo.
  28. Paper Carnation Wreath - draw two circles on your cardboard to create the wreath, cut out
     
  29. Now, arrange the paper carnations around the circle. Secure with double sided tape.
  30. Paper Carnation Wreath - arrange the flowers around the wreath and secure with double sided tape
     
    Paper Carnation Wreath - flowers attached
     
  31. Make additional leaves and place in every gap between the flowers if you want. (optional)
  32. Paper Carnation Wreath - add additional leaves to fill the gaps
     
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  33. Hang this on your front door. Pretty!
  34. Paper Carnation Wreath - wreath on a front door
     
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