Hello, friends! I’m Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, and I’m excited to be a part of Vanessa’s 30 Crafty Days of Halloween! Halloween and Christmas are pretty much tied neck-in-neck for me as my absolute favorite things to decorate for. Both holidays are so much fun for such different reasons!
For this project I am sticking with one of my very favorite crafting media: paper!
There really is SO much you can do with paper! Come along, and I’ll show you how to make this adorable Mini Ruffled Paper Halloween Wreath! I even have a template you can download to make that fabulous bow.
You only need a few basic supplies to make this mini wreath.
A spooky charger: these are so inexpensive and easy to find! This one is from Michael’s.
4 sheets of Halloween scrapbook paper (doublesided is awesome!)
Thin black ribbon
A homemade cardboard wreath frame (6″ across total with frame itself being 2″ wide)
Small doily (~3″), black ink, stapler, & adhesive (all not shown)
Cut the scrapbook paper into 0.5″ x 2″ strips.
Wrap the pieces around the a pen or marker to give them a rounded shape.
Staple the strips to the cardboard wreath frame in overlapping rows of four. This gives the wreath a ruffled look.
Don’t worry if you can see the staples – we’ll fix that…
Continue adding rows of the rounded paper until the wreath frame is nearly full. At this point you will discover that it’s difficult to staple more paper to the frame without “smooshing” your first row of paper. It’s all good! Just stop adding the paper. We’re going to cover this area up later!
Tape the ribbon to the back of the frame and begin wrapping it between the rows. This will both cover any staples from being shown and give the wreath a fun look. Once you get to the area of exposed cardboard, simply continue wrapping the ribbon around the frame to cover it up.
Print out the bow template. Cut it out and use it to trace the bow onto a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it out. This is where the doublesided paper comes in handy! I used the back of one of the sheets used to make the little strips for the wreath.
Take the piece that looks like it has a tail. This is the top of the bow. Fold the ends over to the middle of the paper. Starting to look like a bow? Place the bow face up on top of the other piece you cut out.
Now you have several options of attaching these pieces together. You can glue them, poke a hole in the middle and keep together with a brad… Since we already have the stapler out, I simply stapled the pieces together.
Take the tail and wrap it around the center of the bow, and adhere the end to the back of the bow.
Make the doily black by daubing it with the blank ink.
Fold it over the empty space on the wreath that didn’t have the paper. Adhere it to the front and back of the wreath. Apply adhesive to the back of the bow and center it on the doily.
Attach the wreath to the center of the charger.
It’s spooky but cute! I attribute that to the giant bow.
Do I dare call it spooky chic?
Thanks so much for having me over, Vanessa! Y’all come visit me at The Scrap Shoppe sometime!
Michele is a wife and mommy to 2 little boys. She recently gave up her job in the field of science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. When she’s not playing superheroes or building Lego mansions you can find her creating at The Scrap Shoppe. She doesn’t shy away from any type of media so you never know what sort of project will show up on her blog next!
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!