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Christmas wreath tutorial from issue 65

Christmas crafts Home decorations Papercrafter Techniques

Issue 65 of PaperCrafter was our Christmas extravaganza, which included a fantastic wreath that our in-house Corinne Bradd devised to see in the season.  It’s the perfect project for using up odd scraps of papers or alternatively, showing off your favourite ones!

Christmas wreath tutorial from issue 65

YOU WILL NEED:

Cardboard, Gold card, Patterned papers, Star punch or die, Circle punch, Stapler, Foam pads

We had such a fabulous response to this project, so we’ve put it online for those who might have missed it. Don’t forget to share your makes with us over on our Facebook page, where you can enter our monthly #CraftChallenge. You can win one of our famous goodie bags!

Why not check out our Pinterest board to see other pretty makes from issue 65?

METHOD: Pretty Christmas Wreath

Cut a 20cm circle from cardboard and gold card and use a craft knife to cut 12cm circles from the middle of each. Glue together

Cut several strips of patterned paper, 1.5cm by 10cm. Bend into loops and glue

Staple a row of loops around the outside of the ring

Fix a second ring of loops inside the first, spacing them between the first ring

Add a final row of loops in the same way to completely cover the base ring

Use punches or a die-cutting machine to cut two sizes of stars and circles from leftover paper

Layer the stars and circles together with foam pads to create 3D motifs

Place the star motifs around the inside of the ring using stacks of foam pads

Punch tiny stars from leftover gold card and glue to a few of the loops around the ring

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Our Issue 133 Designer for the day

YOU WILL NEED:
Craft essentials
Digi stamp, Patricia Alvarez Kinda Cute
Dies, stitched square nesting
Patterned papers, Lili of the Valley Watercolour Dots Cool Sunset
Ink pads, Distress Oxide Dusty Concord
Promarkers
Punch, flower

METHOD:
1 Create a…