DIY Magazine Flower Hoop Wreath
LEARN two techniques with this craft: we will teach you step-by-step how to create these gorgeous paper flowers and then walk you through the art of wreath making. At the end you will achieve this gorgeous Magazine Flower Hoop wreath. Knowing these basics gives you the ability to create any flower/wreath designs you can think up!
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WRITTEN TUTORIAL BELOW:
Take your first page, look at both sides and choose the side that you like most. We are going to make an accordion fold with this page. Fold in half “hot dog” style with the colors you like folded to the inside.
Next, take the long edge of the top layer and fold it down so it meets the first fold.
It’s now time to make our flower come to life! Hold the magazine page with the two folds closest to you and the side with the magazine edges away from you. Using scissors, cut through the side closest to you making cuts about 1/4” away from each other. Avoid cutting all the way to the other side, instead, stop about 1/2” from the edge. Continue all the way down the page these will be your flower petals. Lay page down on a flat surface with the cut side towards you.
The pictures above are optional, however, they will make your flower a little more full: We want to make one side of the petals pop instead of laying flat. Pull the long edge of the top layer slightly towards you so it is uneven with the fold beneath it, creating the cut edge to pop a little. Use a piece of scotch tape to tape in place and then fold that tape over the entire edge taping all layers together.
Flip paper over so “popped” side is on the bottom and the flatter side is facing up. Tape the top of a pipe cleaner to the end of the paper where it is uncut.
Roll the pipe-cleaner so the paper starts to roll around it. Sometimes it is easier to pick it up and wrap the paper around the pipe-cleaner.
Once it is completely rolled, tape it in place with scotch tape
Tear about a 10-inch strip of floral tape from the roll. Start with wrapping the floral tape around the base of the flower and then work your way down to the pipe cleaner. Floral tape works best and adheres better when it is stretched while it is being wrapped. No need to cover the entire pipe-cleaner, it’s mostly to just cover where the flower meets the pipe cleaner.
Fluff your flower.
Gather all the pieces of your hoop wreath, start to place and visualize what you want your finished wreath to look like. Once you have a good idea, place the pieces to the side keeping it as close as you can to the placement you want.
I work with about 12-inch strips of floral tape at a time, tear a strip from the roll and starting with one greenery piece wrap the center branch to the hoop with the floral tape. Use as many strips of floral tape that you need. Then wrap the other piece of greenery facing the opposite of your first.
After both pieces of greenery are taped on, we attach the flowers. Cut the stems of your flowers down to about 2-inches. Bend the stem at the base of the flower so the flower stays upright and the stem lays parallel to the hoop. Starting with the flower that will be placed on the very right, bend the stem to the left of flower and hold it to the hoop where you want to tape it. Using a piece of floral tape wrap the entire stem to the hoop overlapping where the greenery is already taped. Continue that with all the other flowers except for the last. If your tape is looking a little messy and bulky, don’t fret, as you attach the flowers they will cover the taped part of the hoop.
For your last flower (the flower to the very left), bend the stem to the right so it will be hidden under all of your other flowers. using the floral tape navigate your way through the already taped flowers to tape your last flower down. YOU DID IT! Congrats on finishing your Magazine Flower Hoop Wreath!
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ADDITIONAL CRAFT: I made these flowers wrapped around BBQ skewers instead of pipe cleaners. Then, wrapped the floral tape from the base of the flower all the way down the skewer. I put these ones in a vase and made a cute bouquet!
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