Ready or not, summer is coming to an end! I’m embracing the changing seasons by adding this pretty new fall floral wreath to my home decor. This modern hoop wreath is made with paper flowers that are beautiful and so much fun to make! Let’s get flower making!
Fall wreath flower making supplies:
- Solid Colored Cardstock
- Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Maker, or other electronic cutting machine
- Green 20 Gauge Floral Wire
- Hot Glue Gun
- Duct Tape
- Metal Rings (I used 12″ and 9″) or Wooden Hoops
- Wire Snips and Round Nose Pliers
- Chrysanthemum and Eucalyptus Cut Files and/or Printable Templates (SVG, PNG, DXF, and PDF files included. Download Chrysanthemum ZIP file HERE. Download Eucalyptus ZIP file HERE.)
Step One – Cut Paper Pieces.
First off, you will need to cut out all of the pieces to make your paper chrysanthemums and eucalyptus stems. This process is much, much easier with a Silhouette, Cricut, or other electronic cutting machine, but you can also cut the pieces by hand. The cut files and printable templates are all included in the supply list above.
If you cut your pieces using your Silhouette or Cricut, carefully remove each piece from the cutting mat being careful to avoid tearing any of the petals.
To give my finished projects a fall vibe, I chose peach, coral, mauve, cream, and yellow papers for my flower pieces. If you like, you can cut the center pieces from a different color to make a two-tone flower. For the eucalyptus, I went with an olive green paper, but a gray-blue would be really pretty too.
Step Two – Make Paper Chrysanthemums.
To assemble your paper chrysanthemums you will need a pencil and a hot glue gun.
- Starting with the largest piece, use a pencil to curl the ends of each petal up.
- As pieces get smaller, cup the piece in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze to give it a curled bowl shape.
- For the smallest pieces with the thinnest petals, gently fold the petals up around the edge of the flower center.
- Use hot glue to carefully hold the petals of the smallest piece together in the center and form a rounded bell shape.
- When all the pieces have been curled and shaped, use hot glue to stack them together largest to smallest.
Step Three – Make Paper Eucalyptus Stems.
To assemble your eucalyptus stems you will need 20 gauge floral wire and a hot glue gun.
- Start with one of the largest leaf pieces and gently fold it in the center. Pinch each pointed end of the leaves to crease and shape the leaf.
- Slide the shaped leaf piece onto the wire.
- Secure leaf in place with a drop of hot glue on the bottom side.
- Continue this process moving from the larger leaf pieces down to the smaller pieces.
- Finish off your eucalyptus stem by curling the end of the wire with round nose pliers.
I am really happy with the way these eucalyptus stems turned out! The wire stem makes them flexible and bendable, and I can think of so many ways to put them to use!
Step Four – Assemble Wreath.
These paper flowers can be used for so many things, but decided to use them to make a simple fall hoop wreath. If you want to make a wreath like mine, here’s how to do it.
- Join two metal rings (12″ and 9″) with a piece of duct tape.
- Wrap the wire stems of a couple of eucalyptus branches around the duct tape join. Next, I glued a few extra leaves on top of this to cover up the duct tape and provide more of a base for the flowers.
- Finally, use hot glue to attach two of your paper chrysanthemums to the wreath.
And that’s it for this flower making tutorial! Your pretty fall floral wreath is all done and ready to hang.
Until next time, Happy Flower Making!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.