DIY Wrapping Paper Wreath

November 11, 2013

Welcome to another week everyone and wishing you all a Happy Veteran’s Day – our town hosts a parade that honors our local veterans, then we’re off to celebrate Matt’s grandmother’s 104th birthday (!) today, bringing lunch and a cake to her home.

Today I’m featuring a project I showed a glimpse of in the Holiday Lookbook, a focal point wreath crafted with wrapping paper. The process to make it is similar to a bookpage wreath but this version is created with layered tubes of gift wrap!

diy wrapping paper wreath

To recreate, here’s what you’ll need: 12” foam wreath; 6 feet of sturdy wrapping paper (thicker is better); hot glue & glue gun; invisible tape, ribbon for hanging.

gift wrap wreath

The first thing to do is to tie a ribbon around one section since you’ll be layering tubes of paper on top.

tie ribbon around wreath


The rest is very simple and takes about an hour to complete. Cut one long 8 inch strip from the roll of wrapping paper then 2 inch strips from that section – wrap them around and secure with tape then hot glue them in layers to the wreath form.

create tubes with paper

hot glue tubes

hot glue tubes of paper

Continue the process with three layers, making the tubes shorter on the inside circle, I cut mine down to 7” then 6” to form the middle.

wrapping paper wreath mingle pattern


diy gift wrap wreath

Hang your wreath where it will get a lot of attention!

wrapping paper wreath on hutch


Any wrapping paper with an interesting repeat will do, or you can recreate this version with any of the three Mingle colorways available at my Spoonflower shop.

mingle gift wrap colors


More holiday decorating coming soon!


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28 Responses to “DIY Wrapping Paper Wreath”

  1. Maria says:

    What a fun idea! So creative to use the wrapping paper! Beautiful wreath!

  2. Kathryn says:

    I love this. What a fun idea. Now I know why I bought a clearance (12 pack) of 12″ foam wreaths! I have plenty to play with. And, tons of paper. Good times ahead. Thank you for sharing this idea.

  3. vel says:

    Definitely will do this Kate using YOUR moss green wrap!!! THANKS!

  4. vel says:

    Ordered mine already! Can’t wait to do this wreath Kate!

  5. meg says:

    This is amazing!
    I love your use of wrapping paper!

  6. Kelsey says:

    I have your mingle in the green/red colorway en route to me….it will arrive this week and I can’t wait to make this project. My fabric will be coming in as well….looking so forward to the stocking tutorial! Thanks so much!

  7. Amanda says:

    I love this!!

  8. Marie says:

    Such a cute idea! Love it!

  9. Donna Frasca says:

    This is adorable! So fresh, like a mint :-)

  10. Chris Mcnabb says:

    This seems like a fun project for the kids to do and it will look great in the house. Wonder what it would look like if you used a bunch of different papers and patterns.

  11. Staci says:

    Adorable! Do you need to use a flat wreath or will any kind work?

  12. It’s so simple to do it, and it looks so festive:-)

    Lots of Love

  13. Cheryl P says:

    You are very creative. I love your ideas. They’re sometimes even simple enough for me to do!

  14. Joy says:

    What a fun inspiring idea!! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing another fabulous craft!


  15. Linda says:

    Such a easy, cute idea. I posted this link on my face book fan page for my readers, hope you do not mind me sharing it.

  16. As great looking as your wreath is (and it totally rocks) , your white backdrop bookcase filled with all the bright exclamation points of red really sets it off!

  17. Amy says:

    What do you do with the 2 inch from the same section?

  18. Michelle says:

    I was trying to figure out the same thing! I can’t tell from the pictures anything about the 2 inch strips.

  19. Heidi says:

    I love this! I’m going to give this a Hanukkah spin with blue and white paper.

  20. CentsationalGirl says:

    A flat cardboard form would work too Staci!

  21. CentsationalGirl says:

    Picture 2″ x 8″ strips of wrapping paper Amy turned into 8″ tubes. First cut a long 8″ strip off the roll of wrapping paper, then cut that piece into 2″ x 8″ strips.

  22. Melinda says:

    This is so fun! I might have to buy wrapping paper for this project alone!

  23. Amy says:

    Duh! that would make sense!
    Thank you Kate!


  24. Brilliant simple idea

  25. Feral Turtle says:

    This is so cute!! Love you choice of wrapping paper too.

  26. Michele says:

    Great idea! Love it Thanks!

  27. kathy says:

    sorry to be dense…but I still do not understand what the 2″ strips are for…can u explain it another way? maybe I will understand it… thanks

  28. CentsationalGirl says:

    They form the tubes Kathy when you wrap them around in a cylinder shape.

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