A few weeks ago I fell in love with a tissue paper wreath at Hobby Lobby, but figured it would be way too difficult to craft for this not-all-that-crafty mom. I loved it though, and knew it would make for a pretty penny-pinched project, so I decided to grab the supplies and take them with me on a scrapbooking trip last weekend. (I figured if I got tired of scrapbooking, it could be my back-up up plan!)
After reading through several tutorials online, I finally found this one, and it worked perfectly (especially because I had some guidance from a few crafty friends who helped me out.) Here's how to fluff up home home with this penny pinched wreath in your home too. . .
- 20 sheets tissue paper $2
- styrofoam wreath form (mine was about 10″ around) $4.79
- Hot glue gun with lots of glue (I think I went through at least six glue sticks)
- Monogram letter (optional, but they were $2 at Hobby Lobby and worth it for me)
Cut tissue into 5×7 squares
Fold the paper so that you make small points out of each set, holding the center of the paper with your fingers and then creating a point.
Using something round (I used a wooden spoon), make small holes in foam, about 1/2″ in diameter.
Fill holes with glue a few at a time all the way around (I did not fill in the inside of the wreath form), and then push point of each tissue paper down in each hole.
Finish filling in tissue paper around the entire wreath, and you're done! My girls even help me finish it up at home and did a great job folding the tissue paper up for me, which made the process go so much more quickly.
I promise this is so much easier than it looks, and while it does take a bit of time, the end result is completely worth it! The “H” in ours is hanging in the center of the wreath, but it was hard to get a good picture of it with the mirror behind it. I'm so stinkin' pleased with how it turned out, and even impressed myself that I could make it! (And puh~lease don't notice the dirty mirror in that picture . . . it might just be time for a few five minute challenges to return.) 😉
I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)
See more previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!