Paper Bag Rose Wreath Tutorial

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I've been holding on to this tutorial for over a year! There are many more where this has come from. I'm excited to finally share it with you! This is the perfect flower, or specifically, rose wreath tutorial in time for spring. It's easy to make, fun, and unique! 

  • Cardboard, about a 12x12 square will do...or bigger or smaller, depending on how big you want the wreath.
  • Large bowl and slightly smaller plate to trace
  • Pen, scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper bags (I used these)
Step 1: 
Trace the large bowl onto the cardboard.
Step 2: 
Trace the plate in the center of the circle you traced from the bowl. The plate should be about 1 to 1.5 inches smaller than the bowl. This will give you just enough space, but not too much to glue the paper roses on.
Step 3:
Cut out the "wreath form". I cut off the outside first, and then created a hole in the center to allow my scissors to fit in, and then went in a swirl to cut out the middle portion.
This is what it should look like. Doesn't have to be too pretty since it'll be hidden.
Step 4: 
Grab your bags. I used 5x7 kraft bags. I did try lunch bags for this, and it was a major fail. These bags need to be flat without a folding bottom like the lunch bags...also not so thick that won't twirl. So, after three bag fails...these ones were the ones that worked!
Put your hand into the bag, and use your fingers on the inside to crinkle it down a little bit. Try to find a spot in the middle for them to grab onto.
Step 5:
Then with your other hand, pinch the middle.
And start twirling it in a counter clockwise motion using your hand on the outside, and then clockwise with your hand on the inside. Every counter clockwise turn with the outside hand, you'll need to release and repinch. 
Then keep going until you're at the end with no more paper bag to "twirl". Not all of them will turn out perfectly... or maybe none! Some may have a weird "tale" of paper left, but it won't matter too much once they are together in the wreath.

Step 6: 
Using the hot glue gun, glue them onto the cardboard wreath form. 

It's as simple as that! This paper rose wreath has gone around my house over the year either standing on my dresser in a vignette, or on my peg rails. It's a great little wreath for year round decor! 
It's easy projects like this that keep my creative side going amidst otherwise crazy days! Plus, it's a great project to get little one's involved in too! You can easily change this up and add different color "paper roses". Add different things into the wreath as well! I kept it simple to match my decor for every season.   

Tell me what you think! Do you like easy craft ideas like this? I'll be sharing more fun ideas soon! Until then, follow me on social media for behind the scenes and more ideas! 

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happy DIYing! Alicia