A Crafty New Year's Wreath

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon

Have you hit the after Christmas sales yet? We're sure you saw plenty of wrapping paper marked down and abandoned for someone to horde away for next year. But instead of saving all of the paper goods for the next 12 months, why not put it to good use in a New Year's Eve welcome wreath.

SUPPLIES:
Poster board
Pencil
Plates for stencils
Wrapping paper
Scissors
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
Clear Tape
Computer and Printer
Christmas ornaments

METHOD:

1. On a piece of white poster board trace a large dinner plate and in the center place a small side plate and trace it too.

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


2. Cut out the donut shape (this will serve as your wreath blank)

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


3. Cut out square chunks of wrapping paper

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


4. Cover the paper disk with glue.

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


5. Lay the cut wrapping paper pieces on top and rub down, so they attach to the paper disk.

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


6. Flip the wreath blank over and tape down the loose ends

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon

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7. Now cut a piece of wrapping paper 6 inches wide by the length of the paper roll.

8. Fold this cut piece of paper over and over at 3 inches wide.

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


9. Use the folds to cut along the folded lines.

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


10. Starting at one corner of this 3 in x 6 in paper roll onto itself creating a party horn shape

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


11. Use clear tape at the end to secure it

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


12. Run a bead of glue as a straight line on top of the cover wreath form and press the rolled paper horn down on top of the glue - Repeat this for as many horns as you would like to add

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


13. At your computer use a glitter font to type out "WELCOME 2011"
(NOTE: you can download fonts for free -- perfect for one time use projects)

14. Cut out the word "WELCOME" and attach it to the bottom of the wreath allowing it to bow for a 3-D feel - tape the ends down to keep them in place

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


15. Cut out the "2011" and tape it down to the very bottom of the wreath

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


16. For an oo la la effect tape on a couple of sparkly Christmas ornaments

A Crafty New Year's Wreath
Photo: Cyndi Coon


17. Allow glue to dry completely and hang on your front door using a wreath hanger
Enjoy a fun and festive New Year's Eve!


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