Crafting With Gladness: Christmas Wreath From Tissue Paper

3 of 4 crafts on Gazette665 today!

tissue paper christmas wreathWreaths are a popular holiday decoration. Whether they’re artificial or natural, they are a traditional feature on doors and walls.

They are also placed on gravestones of loved ones to remember them during the Christmas season. (An organization called Wreaths Across America helps place evergreen wreaths on tombstones in National Cemeteries across the country). In With Gladness’s short story on the Vietnam Conflict, a Christmas wreath plays a special role in the tale.

For this project, we’ll show you how to make a wreath out of tissue paper. Our test crafters had way too much fun with this decoration, and we hope you’ll enjoy it also.

tissue paper christmas wreathWhat You’ll Need:

Cardstock (Green, preferably)

Something round to help you trace a perfect circle (I used a cooking pot lid and a plastic cup)

Pencil

Scissors

Glue

Tissue paper (green and red)

Ribbon

Tape

tissue paper christmas wreathTrace a large circle on the cardstock. Trace a small circle inside. (See photo).

Cut out both circles so you have a paper “O” (or Doughnut!)

 

 

tissue paper christmas wreathCut the tissue paper into small squares. They don’t have to be perfectly even…trust me. 2” square or a little bigger should be about right, but you don’t need to measure.

 

 

 

tissue paper christmas wreathSqueeze a “moderately generous” amount of glue on a small section of the wreath form. Wrap a tissue paper square around the end of the pencil and stick it onto the glue. Continue – alternating red and green paper as you like – until the wreath is filled.

 

tissue paper christmas wreath

Let it dry. (I had to let mine dry overnight).

Tie the ribbon around the wreath. Glue or tape it in place from the back.

Your wreath is ready to hang up and enjoy!

P.S. Helpful tip – cut a small wreath form for younger children. The tissue paper can take a while to glue on.

Share a photo of your craft on Gazette665’s public Facebook page! And use the hashtag #craftingwithgladness

tissue paper christmas wreath

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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