Confession. I made this Paper Bow Christmas Wreath last year, and never got it shared here, so I’m sharing it today. It’s kind of a funny story about how this wreath came to be. I had decided that I wanted a sparkly red wreath, so I headed into Hobby Lobby. I found some red sheer ribbon that had red glittery polka dots on it, purchased it and I was on my way. (Side note. I had come down with a cold, and I don’t think I was thinking very clearly.) I got home, and I really wanted to craft. I was pretty stressed out on top of being sick (anyone else get stressed during December. Sigh.) so I grabbed a white wreath form I had, simply wrapped the wreath with my new sparkly red ribbon, made a bow, and hot glued it onto the wreath. Then I hung it on my front door. Every time I would leave my house for the next few days, I would look at that wreath, and think how ugly it had turned out. Not what I had in mind AT ALL. Ha! So one day, when I got home from somewhere, I went and pulled it off my door. It sat for a day or two on my crafting table. Then, one afternoon, it hit me. I needed to pull that ugly, sparkly red wreath apart, and use that wreath form for something else. So I did. I pulled out some paper that I loved (paper can fix anything, right?) and I started making these mini bows. I still didn’t know how this Paper Bow Christmas Wreath was going to turn out, but I kept making bows.
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Paper Bow Christmas Wreath Supplies:
So, I started cutting up this fun buffalo check paper to make some bows. At this point, I didn’t even know what I was going to do with the bows. I just knew that I loved this paper and that I wanted to try using my 1-2-3 punch board to make bows. I followed the instructions for the XS bow.
I cut all my paper, then punched it according to the directions. Before I glued my bow together, I curled the bow, just using the side of my counter top. I put a little dab of hot glue on the inside center, then folded the ends in. I added glue to the center of the bow backing, the put the bow on top of it. I added a small dot of glue to the center of the bow, and added the center piece, then added glue to the back to fold it around and secure it.
And it resulted in the cutest little bows ever!
Then I took my ribbon, and started wrapping my wreath form, securing it in a few places with hot glue.
Then I just started gluing my bows to the wreath. I placed them on the wreath, to get an idea of where I wanted them glued. If the wreath form was a clock face, I glue 12 then 6, 9 then 3. Then I glued the in between spaces. This was the best way I could figure out to get the bows as evenly spaced as possible.
Isn’t it SO fun! It makes me giddy to look at it!
Once I had this cute Paper Bow Christmas Wreath made, every time I left to go somewhere, I loved seeing my wreath, rather than seeing that not so cute red one I had made. I’m excited to have it out and on my door again this year!
And now, you can make your own, all for yourself! It only took me about an hour, start to finish. Maybe not even that long. I did have all the supplies on hand though.
I’d love for you to share what kind of decor you have on your door for the Christmas season.
If you liked this project, check out my other wreath projects here.
Your wreath with paper bows is wonderful and especially different, what a smart idea. I also love paper you used. I get very attached to certain papers and just have to make something special with it. You sure did.
Right now only have a $ store holiday welcome sign on door. Dug it out of holiday decorations yesterday. Still have big box full of decorations out in shed. Thought it prudent to not bring too much “stuff” into house at once.
Will get around to making a wreath or using previous years wreath maybe this week or next. Need to get ornaments made for gifts, priority. We got paid last Wed. 22nd.and won’t get paid again til 2 days after Christmas so money will be very tight for us, 5 long weeks, groan.
Love how you made your wreath with burlap wrapped around form and then gluing bows on. That sounds like how I’d glue them on, makes sense.
Have wonderful week
Where did you find that punch board, sure makes really cute bow?
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
You’re smart to not bring it all into the house at once. I’ve had 4 boxes sitting in my family room for days because I haven’t made it through all of them yet. I’m hoping to get to them today.
That is a long pay period, that would be so hard, especially this time of year! Good luck!
Thank you for your sweet comments about the wreath. I had so much fun making it! You can find the punch board at any craft store, or I share a link to it from Amazon, in the supply section above.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!