With a few items you already have around your home, you can make a simple, decorative wreath fit for any season!
I first saw this type of wreath on Crafty Daily and couldn't wait to try it out! I hope you all have as much fun making this wreath as we did!
You will need:
toilet paper or paper towel rolls (at least 7 toilet paper rolls)
Acrylic craft paint
paint brushes or sponges
hot glue gun
clear spray (if hanging outdoors)
1. Gather all your toilet paper rolls. Slight squeeze each one, to make an elliptical shape.
2. Cut each roll into ovals. If you want a
thinner profile, cut each roll into 8 pieces. For a thicker profile, cut each roll into 6 pieces.
Now you're ready to paint! There are a couple of different ways to go about this...
Keep your fingers clean method:
3. Dilute your paint with water in a plastic cup or small bowl. Using some sort of tongs, dip each ring in the diluted paint until it's covered and then allow to dry.
- OR -
Let's get messy method:
3. Don't dilute paint. Squeeze paint onto a surface (like a paper plate) and grab your sponge brush.
4. Paint the inside of the rings first, squeezing them back into a circle.
(I don't have a picture of this, because I didn't realize this until about 20 rings in. But trust me - paint the inside first.)
5. Paint the outside of rings.
6. Let dry.
7. Gently squeeze each oval, pinching the ends, so that it forms a lemon shape.
(I did this first, but if you're painting the insides of the rings, instead of dipping, it can make it difficult. That's why I suggest painting the inside of the ring first, and squeezing it into a lemon last)
Time to Glue!
8. Arrange your "leaves" in a circle. I used a plastic lid to help guide the basic shape.
9. Grab your glue gun and start glue the first round of leaves together. It does not have to be perfect!
10. Once you have your first round complete, start on the next round!
11. Just keep gluing until you run out of "leaves." I had a formula for the first 3-4 rows, but after that, I lost count and just started filling in spaces.
12. Add any additional decorations!
I didn't want to add too much, because I didn't want to take away from the leaves. I found a simple wooden "Welcome" decal at a craft shop and thought that would be the perfect addition!
13. Spray wreath with a protective spray. Since I was planning on hanging our wreath outside, I wanted to add an extra layer of protection.
I used a clear acrylic spray. As some sprays like this can have strong odors, makes sure to spray outside or in a well-ventilated area!
14. Hang up your wreath and enjoy!
(Our door has a window inlay, which can be hard to photograph. Here's the finished product!)
Thank you so much for reading! We hope you enjoy making this simple, but beautiful wreath. Please share your finished wreaths with us on Instagram or in the comments, tagging #waltherhandmade . We can't wait to see what you make!