There is something about spring that just screams pastels and bursts of flowers and fresh beginnings. It’s a time when creativity flows and I get a super itch to update and decorate all the parts of my home. Wreaths are a simple way to spruce up my space that makes a big impact on those sweet feelings and this spring embossed DIY paper flower wreath doesn’t disappoint!
- 12 inch Grapevine Wreath
- Core’dinations Cardstock: The Softer Side
- Cricut Explore Air
- Sizzix Embossing Machine
- Polka Dot Embossing Folder
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Grosgrain Ribbon
Step One. Cut all of these flowers and petals using THIS CUT FILE with the Cricut Explore Air. The file ends up creating way more flowers than I needed for my 12 inch wreath base; you could easily create two 12 inch wreaths or one larger wreath with the amount of flowers you’ll have cut.
Don’t they look so pretty when they’ve all been cut?
Step Two. Place some of the flowers inside the polka dot embossing folder and run it through the Sizzix Embossing Machine. I knew I wanted to vary the flowers to get more visual interest so I only embossed certain floral shapes, but you could definitely run all of the flowers through if that suits your fancy.
Step Three. Find the most ideal section of your grapevine wreath for gluing your flowers. Try to find the section of the wreath that has the least amount of “wispies,” the really small and curly parts. Those don’t provide enough stability for the paper and glue.
Step Four. Before gluing any of the flowers down, place the larger of the blooms around the wreath to get an idea of your starting point.
Once you’re happy with the placement of the largest flowers, start gluing everything down.
Continue gluing and layering flowers and petals until you’re happy with the final product. I tucked some smaller flowers behind larger ones, glued flowers on top of each other, and curled up the edges of the petals to create a more 3-d effect.
Step Five. Cut and tie a small strip of the grosgrain ribbon to hang the DIY paper flower wreath with. Hang your new, fresh piece of home decor!