Put the lights on the tree
(Put them on the tree, put them on the tree)
Put the ribbon on the wreath
(Put it on the wreath, put it on the wreath)
-Sufjan Stevens, Put the Lights on the Tree
When you think of Christmas decor, the list always includes a tree, mistletoe and a bright green wreath on the door! Yet, the wreath does get overshadowed by the tree a little, which is why today’s craft is exclusively dedicated to it – with a Paper Quilled Wreath Craft!
The hanging of a Christmas wreath is a custom that has been around for ages, and it may have originally started as an advent wreath, which people used to count down the days to Christmas. It is traditionally made of evergreens, to denote everlasting life, and the circular shape is said to indicate God, who has no end or beginning. Of course, the wreath has changed how it looks down the ages, and many homes today hang wreaths made of various materials, and there are some pretty DIY wreaths out there! We’re sure our cute little paper quilled wreath will be one among them – so let’s check out the tutorial!
How to Make a Paper Quilled Wreath
- Quilling Strips in dark green, light green and red
- Quilling Tools
- Craft Glue (I’ve used fabric glue here)
1. Start out with the dark green quilling strips. Make closed coils in petal shapes, holding them in place with glue. You’ll need around 15 petal shapes for a single mini wreath.
2. Once you have enough dark green petals, arrange them in a circle as shown. You can arrange them first on a plain sheet of paper to see how they fit together. Apply glue to stick the petals. Let it dry so that it can hold the wreath.
3. Make thinner petal shapes out of the light green quilling strips. Make tight closed coils out of the red strips – make big and small coils. Arrange these in the form of mistletoe at the top and bottom of the wreath.
Your Paper Quilled Wreath is ready! Doesn’t it look absolutely adorable? If you’re a beginner at quilling, you can practice making petal shapes or coils with some spare strips before you get a hang of it. These are great to fix on your wrapped presents, on cards, as tree ornaments, on your desk, the fridge or simply to give as gifts! And they’re pretty addictive too – once you start making them, you’ll want to make more and more!
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