Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY: Paper Present Wreath


Hello Everyone!

Since today is December 1 that means it's time to truly get ready for the holidays! So to get things rolling, today I'm sharing with you a Paper Present Wreath that is not only super easy to make but can be customized to fit your design taste. 

Specifically, today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means that you will be seeing a Xyron machine in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker and the Xyron® Tape Runner. I've talked about both of these Xyron products before, so if you want to learn more about them, then click here (for the Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker) and here (for the Xyron Tape Runner).

Also, in this project, I will be using paper from DCWV. The specific pack where I got everything from was there DIY Project Stack: Seasonal Wreaths paper pack. This paper pack is awesome because it designed to create 4 seasonal wreaths! However, with all the items that you receive in the pack, you can really create what you want, and make the items go a lot farther in other projects. 

In this case, I'm using the paper from the Christmas Wreath section in the back of the paper pack! 

So if you want to learn how to make your own Paper Present Wreath, then keep reading below!

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Supplies
 DIY Project Stack: Seasonal Wreaths Template 
Cardboard 
Ribbon
Buttons (optional / not pictured)
Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)
Sawtooth Hook (optional / not pictured)
Scissors
Pencil


Step 1: Cut out the wreath template in the back of the DIY Project Stack: Seasonal Wreath paper pack. Then place that template on your cardboard and trace around it. Finally, cut out your cardboard wreath. 


Step 2: Grab your pieces of Christmas scrapbooking paper (from the  DIY Project Stack: Seasonal Wreath paper pack) and cut out random square / rectangles. Specifically, I cut out square which were 3 inches by 3 inches and rectangles which were 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches. In total, I ended up with 6 squares and 6 rectangles. 


Step 3: Take your ribbon and begin playing around with how you want it to look for each paper present. For example, you may want to cut two pieces of ribbon and form a small bow for one of your paper presents (like the holly present in the left corner). 

Once you're happy with how everything looks, set each ribbon piece aside. 


Step 4: Grab each of your ribbon pieces and slide each one through the Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker. Keep repeating this process until you have run each ribbon piece of paper through your Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker.


Step 5: Add your ribbon pieces to each of your paper presents. However, before adding them, make sure you rub each paper piece while it's on the Xyron Sticker paper. That way, you'll be creating a really strong adhesive backing. 


Step 6: Grab your Xyron Tape Runner and apply some adhesive to the back of each paper present. Then add each paper present to your cardboard wreath. 


Step 7: Grab your smaller pieces of ribbon and buttons. Then apply some hot glue the back of each piece and adhere them to your paper presents. 

Once everything has been added, simply glue a sawtooth hook or a piece of ribbon to the back and you're ready to hang your new wreath! 





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I think this Paper Present Wreath turned out super cute! The little bows and buttons do add that extra little touch.

Besides making this DIY yourself, this project would also be a great supervised project to make with the kids, since the steps aren't too complicated. Along those same lines, you could easily change out the paper, ribbon, and buttons to fit your specific holiday design / decor! 

As always, to follow along with all the Xyron fun, don't forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

So what are your thoughts? Do you like this Paper Present Wreath?

xo Katie

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