Monday, December 20, 2010



1. Start with 12x12 inch PAPER. (I use a Carl Cutter and could not live without
one! You can get a good 10 or more sheets of d.s.p. paper cut at a time!)and card stock too!!
(CARL Heavy duty series dc-210/12")
D.S.P. ( NEWSPRINT, DECK THE HALLS, & and retired Old Olive d.s.p.)

2. CUT your 12x12 down to 10x10.

3. CUT that in half 2 directions so you should have 4 stacks of
5x5 inch paper.

4-5. Now...I picked up some very old SHEET MUSIC from a THRIFT STORE.
I needed a filler ( so to speak) To make my beautiful d.s.p. stretch a little. Well okay stretch a whole lot!!!

6. CUT THIS DOWN to the same measurement 5x5 inches. Save scraps! I'll Explain later!

to cut out around 160 scalloped circles. Wowzer!;)
Yes-I just went downstairs where it is hanging and counted for you! :)
I might be off by only a couple he!
With the BIG SHOT you can crank out a good amount a time!! Lovely :)

8. I used smooth card stock too. In CHERRY COBBLER and OLD OLIVE.

9. START ROLLING into a cone.
HINT: I found that just before if I would mist my paper with my water bottle it made it soo easy
to wrap into a cone and kinda stuck to my fingers staying in place better. Nice trick-trust me!

STAPLE AT BOTTOM. Stapling holds better than adhesive is cheaper and quicker!
If you click on Pic to enlarge on No.9 you can see at the bottom of the cone it has one scallop.
I made most of them layered with 2 sheets of various papers.

10. Here is that pic again!

11. See how much larger No.11 is? So all different shapes.
I used a wet strong adhesive to adhere my SU GLASS GLITTER.

12. I alternated with CHAMPAGNE and SILVER GLASS
because I wanted to keep this for a while...and I'd like it to go with both colors at Christmas time.
Plus...I just like the look of the two mixed as well.

13. You betcha I'm gonna whip out my TEXTURE PLATES!!
My favorite-love em! I used the SQUARE LATTICE FOLDER.
then lightly sponged SHIMMER PAINT in champagne Mist to pick up the top
dimension of the embossed paper.

14. I found it was easiest to lay them all down as I went to get an idea of how it will look
And the placement of colors etc...

15. Find what ever you can to trace a circle onto FOAM CORE. (your wreath base)
I picked my foam core up at Hobby Lobby ( craft store ). And I used a cross stitch hoop I had to trace my first circle.
It measured 10" round.

16. Then I took a straight blade or ( you know those things you use to open up packages?
The longer skinny ones?) I used that to roughly cut 2 1/2 inches around that circle for the outer most circle.

HELPFUL HINT: My finished wreath ended up being a 22 inch circle at it's widest point.
And an 8-9 inch circle in the middle.

STOP!! I didn't do 2 things I wish I had.
ONE-you should glue down random scraps you have left over on to the wreath base.
I would have used the sheet music scraps so that you can't see any of the foam core
and so that it all blends and looks nice. Like wrap around the edge a bit.
Especially...if you are hanging on a mirror which I have done. Cool look-very pretty!!
TWO-you should wrap the ribbon ( you choose to hang it with ) around your wreath base FIRST!
BEFORE you start gluing the scalloped cones on.
I did not do these 2 steps-wish I did! That's what happens when you figure it all out as you go!

17. In this I said, I laid them all out first. Then I placed the hoop I traced my circle with
to see how far out to place them. To give me a rough idea.

18. Dust off that trusty ole glue gun and put that baby to work!
Don't start a big wreath like this without a good package of glue sticks. I went through about a half pack or more.
Start HOT GLUING them all down!

19. LAYER INWARD. I pointed mine a little off here and there so things weren't so perfect and

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Get to desired fullness-And you're DONE!!

Have fun making a gorgeous wreath! These are stunning!!
and so fun to make!

Please leave me a comment-
I would love to hear from my blog friends:)
Merry Christmas ya'll!

TOODLES!! Angela!


  1. I just love the glorious combo of papers and music with the glitter on your wreath. It is interesting to hear how you did yours. I didn't even think to use a stapler. I too did the pre-roll of each paper, but I did it on the edge of my table. That step was a must.

    Awesome job! Merry Christmas, ebeth

  2. Thankyou for the AWESOME tutorial for this!
    Unfortunately (for me?) Your pics arent showing upo for me. just a red X in a box.
    Ill try again later!

  3. This is absolutely beautiful and thank you for sharing your tutorial with everyone.. you rock! Merry Christmas :)

  4. Angela,

    Thank you for all the details about your wreath! I especially appreciate the information on acquiring old sheet music! I love your wreath and may make one up for valentine's day. Beautiful wreath!

  5. Your wreath is just beautiful! I think I'm going to try my hand at one. You know, you could do a class and use retired dsp from former Christmas papers or any other paper. The gals could bring some of their own paper to keep the cost down.

    Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Hi Angela - Your wreath is fabulous and a million thanks for the well presented instructions. I am going to do this with all my left over dsp from Christmases gone by.Bless you!Donna

  7. ok YAY I can see the pics now!!! AWESOME! Thanksyou!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial - your wreath is beautiful and the instructions are great.

  9. Love this wreath...definitely want to try one! Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

  10. I know you did this in 2010 - but I just found it and love it! Thanks for the tutorial and for all the little tips and tricks. Thanks for also making it free! I'm sure you've had lots of hits on this post! Lou X