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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!
This post is linked up to Follow Our Thrift and Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday. Thanks for the chance to link up!
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Bridget Cain says
This is very cute! I have made the rag wreaths others have referred to. I’ve got items on the way to try my hand at some of the poly burlap wreaths that look like two toned sunflowers for fall. We use to grow Autumn Beauties and I want to try to replicate them. Never done before we’ll see. 🙂
I used coffee filters that I had dyed with food colors in pastel colors! Beautiful thanks for ideas
Love that Melissa – what a great idea!
Hi…i LOVE this and i made 2 yesterday…..but what did you use to hang them or how did you do the back of it to hang them?
I just hung using fishing wire Shardee – hope that helps!
Hi…i love this and i made 2 yesterday…but what did you use or how did you hang them?
Try using paper coffee filters. They can be dipped in food coloring ( different colors work well) and then put into wreath. Or perhaps pastel package of tissue paper.
I love the idea of using coffee filters – great tip!
I have a huge box of extra large coffee filters, I think I will try this wreath using them, might dip them in food coloring first to give them some color. what do you think?
I’m sorry, but your blog is difficult to view. Too many redirections. I did like the tutorial though.
I love it! Working on one right now for my son’s mickey mouse clubhouse party! Same technique just adding small wreaths for the ears with a #2 hanging in the middle! Thanks for the inspiration!
Laurie, love this wreath!
However I did actually giggle when I read the description of yourself not being crafty! You my dear are VERY crafty, and I must say I do so love your posts.
You’re so sweet Becky! I have very lofty crafty dreams, and I can paint just about anything, but I’m not patient enough (at all) for real craftiness! 🙂 But thank you so much for making me feel like I am – that was so sweet of you!!! 🙂
Penny Gadiano says
I have done this using a wire coat hanger instead of a wreath form and glue. We just twist the tissue paper around the wire.
Great tip Penny – thanks for sharing!
Nancy Boeck says
You can also use unbleached coffee filters….
Love that idea Nancy – thanks for the tip!
Sarah Pratt says
They did this years ago with fabric squares, I remember sitting at the kitchen table watching my mother do it.. they called them "rag wreathes" same concept even.. 🙂 They only thing that would worry me is.. the tissue crumples SO fast.. I have kids, so it falls, it gets wet (don't judge, anything can happen).. or there is a kitchen explosion and food goes flying.. your done.. and you can't make seasonal ones and change them out because this tissue won't store.. I do realize at $7 you can just make another.. but time costs more than supplies for me .. it is however really cute! 🙂
Susan Owens Kramer says
Love this! Great job! I have a silly question about hanging it – I like the ribbon you used and wonder EXACTLY how you hung it on the mirror. My husband has a fit if I put holes in our walls and sometimes (OFTEN) when I use the 3M hangers I manage to take off the paint when I remove them. Help!
Terrie Kelley-Isom says
Lori, I remember Jenny used to make these. She would sometimes use squares of material that she cut out with pinking shears and a screwdriver to stick them into a Styrofoam wreath. They turned out really nice.
Lori Campbell-Ray says
This is BEAUTIFUL! I'm trying THIS!
What a great inexpensive decoration idea. It’s so cute.
Laurie, this is SO cute! I had no idea it was so easy. It looks like you just bought it from A.C. Moore or something! Great job! Thanks for linking up to our ‘Follow our Thrift” link up this week!
Thanks so much for the link up Lauren! I didn’t think it would be that easy either (and I’m not a very talented crafter at all.) 🙂 But I was pretty pleased with it!
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less says
Oh my goodness, how cute is this and cheap! Tissue paper is SO cheap and I think I could totally do this. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to Thrifty Thursday.
Thanks Ruth ~ they’re one of my favorites too! 🙂
lorraine williamson says
hi I love your blog I think I can do the tissue wreath but I’m not very crafty. I did a tablescape for halloween and it turn out good. So I went back to thrift store and found to cute little halloween stocking have some ideas thinking about a picture frame with them hanging in the middle. I will see how it goes and will share on the blog. Thanks for sharing I’m from thrifty thursday hop. I’m lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by Lorraine!