It was about three or four years ago that first fell in love with a paper curl wreath that I saw on Pinterest.
I saw the tutorial and figured it seemed easy enough to make and I knew exactly the DSP that I wanted to use. The metallics in this DSP pack were awesome (I can't rememeber the name of it now!) and I bought and used this paper more than any other since I have been an SU demonstrator.
Here is the winter themed wreath that I made.
This past winter when I pulled it out of storage it was looking a bit drab. I knew I had to find a way to spruce it up somehow. I was SOOOOOO thankful when a friend of mine had an entire pack of this paper on hand!! JACKPOT! :-) I was able to remove some of the sun stained pieces and put new ones in fluffing it up and making it look nice and pretty again. YAY!
I knew I was going to be making another paper curl wreath this past fall so I had a few changes in mind. I used an entire pack of DSP and three sheets of 12x12 pumpkin pie card stock cut into 1" strips for a 12" green foam wreath. I had a few left over when I was done.
Once the paper was cut I used my bone folder to curl both ends of all the pieces.
Then I used straight pins (with a head on them) and my E6000 glue. I stuck the pin through the middle (flat part) of the DSP/card stock and then dipped it in the glue before inserting it in the foam wreath. I was hoping this would secure the pins and give the paper something to stick to as well. So far it seems to be working!!!
I attached my coordinating ribbon to the wreath first (just looped it around and tied the top) then secured it with pins and glue. I used that as a starting point for my paper curls and kept adding them until it was a full as I wanted.
Here is the finished product...
Hope you enjoyed the short tutorial. Have fun making your own paper curl wreaths!! :-)
Shop 24/7 for your favourite Stampin' Up! products in my online store
Stamp with Shallon's FREE VIDEO tutorials
View the current catalogues online
Join my "Shine's Stampers" group when you buy the starter kit!
Questions? Email me at email@example.com