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The Modern Wreath with a vintage twist

Hey guys….as promised here is my Christmas wreath creation and a guide on how I made it.

I decided to go a little more modern this year so that it can be used not only as a fabulous Christmas decoration for the front door….but can also be kept hanging inside on a bedroom wall as a unique home decor piece of art all year round.

I used some old vintage wallpaper which is black and white, textured and quite a thick weight so it was really easy to work with.  Just a heads up that this craft is a little time-consuming and fiddley, so would probably take you around 3-4 hours the first time you make one.

What you will need:

Wallpaper, an old book, music sheets (whatever paper you have and would like to  upcycle).
Scissors
Measuring tape
Hot glue gun (you could use white craft glue, but a hot glue gun is a lot faster).
Some cardboard and a craft knife
Pegs
Large plate and a mug

Lets Get Started:

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First get a large plate and your cardboard. Trace around the plate and use a craft knife to cut it out. Do the same thing with a mug for the inner circle and cut out the piece to form your wreath shape. Then its time to roll your cones. I needed  approximately 40 cones to make this wreath. Use a hot glue gun to secure your cones, snip off the ends and add a bit of hot glue inside at the bottom of the cone and peg it flat (as pictured above). This prepares your cones to be easily fitted to your wreath cardboard shape.

IMG_4334 Now its time to hot glue your first layer of cones to the cardboard wreath shape. To ensure it is symmetrical you need to glue each cone opposite one another (as pictured above). Press down and flatten each piece right to the edge of your cardboard. When this is complete you will add your second layer in the gaps of the first layer.

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And you are DONE!!!

You could add ribbon, paint or use different colours to give your wreath a different look. But I really like it plain and simple. Enjoy x.

 

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