Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Paper Cone Wreath - Tutorial

We are so smitten with this whimsical Spring wreath that we wanted to share the details with you.

If you love it too, we hope the following tutorial may help 
you to create one for yourself.

Let's get started...
Step 1: Gather the materials.  For this project you'll need:
Scissors, pencil, hot glue gun and several glue sticks, assorted 
sheets of scrapbook paper, ribbon to hang the wreath, 
and a large piece of cardboard or foam board. 
Optional: a 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch.

Step 2: Draw a 16" circle with a 4" center onto the piece of cardboard.
Cut out both circle outlines to match the above picture. Next, make a hole in the top center of the circle. Loop the ribbon through. This ribbon will be used to hang your finished wreath.

Step 3: Cover the cardboard circle with paper or paint it.

Step 4: Gather your scrapbook paper and cut approximately (120) 3" x 3" squares. For this particular wreath, we chose to layer additional pieces of paper inside the cone along with 1 3/4" punched circles to use as embellishments. 
This is purely a matter of preference, loads of 
opportunity to use your creativity in this project.

Step 5: Using your scissors, round off the top edges of all the 3" x 3" squares. 
*Do this before forming your cones.

Step 6: Form the cones
Hold the square so that the rounded edges are pointing to the left. Roll the top and bottom right corners into each other (see picture). Add a dab of glue to areas needed to hold the shape of the cone.

This picture references the additional paper 
embellishments we used to get the layered effect.  

Step 7: Start laying out the first layer of cones before permanently gluing them down. This lets you decide how big (in diameter) you want your wreath to be. 

Step 8: Glue the cones onto the form working outside in. You will want to place the cones strategically between the gaps formed by the previous row.

Tip: Use the end of a pencil to hold the tip of the cone in place while gluing. It helps tremendously and the glue won't burn your finger tips.

Continue adding cones until the wreath form is entirely covered.


Now for the icing on the cake.....embellishments!

A small birds nest with eggs, a burlap bird, a couple burlap flowers, and an inspirational message were the perfect Spring embellishments for our Spring wreath. 

What embellishments will you add to yours? 

We would love to see!

We had such fun working on this project together and have already made a date for our next play day and another tutorial. Stay tuned!

*All of the paper and embellishments used in this project can be found at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home.
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White Lace and Promises said...

Absolutely adore!

welcometomyfrontporch said...

I love this!

Nancy Carr said...

I love this and that the words are "May God give you wings". Beautiful. Blessings

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for sharing! What a beautiful way to welcome spring!

Elaine said...

This is a great project. Thanks for sharing the "how to". I can't wait to try it.
Love everything about LarieAnna's!
Thanks, Elaine

Chris said...

Hi LaurieAnna, what a beautiful wreath, great job. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Unknown said...

How beautiful is this wreath! Love the little bird nest with the saying! Precious!