Monday, January 14, 2013

POP! Goes the Wreath

Happy Monday from Karen!

When member and Guest Blogger, Annette Dragon, shared this project with me, I couldn't WAIT to share it with you. My mind is spinning with ideas already...I hope this project inspires you, too!

***For blog readers who don't know what a POP is: It stands for "Pound of Paper". Club Scrap sells half pounds of paper from each monthly collection...the pieces range from 1x4 to 5x7 in size, and are great for projects, like this, when you don't want to cut into full size sheets of paper.

POP Paper Wreath Tutorial
by Annette Dragon

Supplies needed:
POPs - about 70 (larger pieces from 4x6 to 5x7" in size)
Corrugated cardboard - about 6 inches square
Ribbon - 20 inches (1/2 meter)
Hot glue gun 
Craft glue or glue stick
Ball ornaments (or other decorative element for center of wreath)
Compass - optional

Gather POPs in coordinating colors.

Roll a single POP into a cone shape. Staple the end approximately 3/4 inch (2 cm) from the tip. Repeat with remaining pieces for a total of about 70.

Trim the cardboard corners to make a circle (or you can just leave it square). Use compass to draw two evenly spaced circles in the center of the cardboard piece as guidelines for the two layers of cones.

If your wreath will be hung where the cardboard backing can be seen (i.e. through a glass door or window), cover the cardboard backing by gluing on extra POP pieces.

Attach the hanging ribbon/bow to the top back of the cardboard. Trim ends with scissors. 

With stapled tips facing toward the center, hot glue one cone each at the North, South, East, and West points along the outermost drawn circle. Continue gluing cones to fill in the spaces until the outer layer is complete.

Repeat step 5 for the second layer using the innermost circle as a guide. 

Arrange and hot glue colored balls at the center.

That's it - hang and enjoy all season long!

This project can be designed to go with any home's decor, and can be adapted for almost any size. I hope you enjoy giving the wreath a try!


  1. WOWZA! Very cool project that Annette found! Thanks for sharing Karen.

  2. I made one of these for my door for fall, but used pattern paper. The center was an owl on a branch with a witch hat. It is a Sizzix die. I love this style. It can be used for any occasion. Just change the colors and it fits for a different season. tfs Tami

  3. Saw this the other day in Annette's 365 and I love it.

  4. Wow, love this!! Especially like that it can be embellished according to whatever theme yo want!

  5. BEAUTIFUL, Annette, what a great project. Totally adaptable to any occasion.

  6. That's typical Annette, making really cool stuff all the time!


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