Recycled Paper Christmas Wreath

November 24, 2013


paper wreath DIY

To create your own recycled paper christmas wreath  you will need:

  • Glue gun
  • Old book
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • String

To make:


  • Start by marking a circle on your paper plate
  • Cut out the circle
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  • Create two circles/layers of scrunched paper
  • Create the first outer layer – scrunch your paper in the middle, and using glue gun attach to paper plate.


  • Attach the next scrunched paper – I attached them about an inch apart.
  • The closer you place the more dense your wreath will be.
  • Create a second layer, scrunching and adding one piece at a time.


  • To hang I created a loop out of string and glued to the back, using the glue gun.

You can add various decorations, such as a hung item in the middle of the wreath for example, bauble, felt dove etc.. ribbon bows on the wreath – your only limitation is your imagination:)

handmade christmas decorations

Personally I love the simple wreath, but it is easy to jazz up, adding a splash of colour and or texture.

For further Christmas recycled ideas check out my Pinterest board. What handmade christmas decorations are you planning this year?

As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour to see what other people have been up to this week,




19 comments so far.

19 responses to “Recycled Paper Christmas Wreath”

  1. What a lovely simple idea for a wreath – I like it and the tutorial is really clear to follow.

  2. Ali says:

    I can’t believe you can make a wreath out of something so simple and it looks so wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Ali x

  3. threadsnshreds says:

    Wow… Amazing… Cant believe something so pretty and effective, came from some black and white paper. Fantastic… x

  4. Such a pretty wreath and what a great tutorial. I love wreaths but have never given one a go, maybe now is the time as you make it look so easy 🙂

  5. Jan says:

    I find that the simple ideas are often the best, this looks very effective. I’ve made so many of my own decorations over the years, I love doing them.

    Jan x

  6. I love the simplicity of this idea it would look so fantastic in a more subtle Christmas decor scheme. Always nice to do a bit of upcycling too! x

  7. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, it does look really effective.

  8. say it says:

    This is so effective! So simple to make too. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great idea I’ve been given loads of old books and have been looking for things to do with them I think I may add this to my list.

  10. Trace says:

    I do like this idea, very nice and you wouldnt think it was recycled paper. Saw on Handmade Harbour

  11. Kate says:

    This is such a great idea 🙂 off to pin it on Pinterest now so I don’t forget it!!

  12. I have always, always wanted to make one of these but never thought to use a paper plate as a base! Buying a base was holding me back, but it won’t anymore! Thank you!

  13. There’s certainly a lot to learn about this topic.
    I love all the points you have made.

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