How to make a paper wreath using paper scraps

03 December 2020
Learn how to make a paper wreath using scraps of patterned paper in this papercrafting tutorial by Karen Baker. It's so simple to do – just follow the step-by-step instructions!

Be eco-friendly by making the most of your unused patterned papers in this tutorial. Scrap paper can be used to make beautiful floral displays, especially on an embroidery hoop like this one as a wreath. Ideal for gifts or to brighten your home! 

Paper wreath tutorial 

by Karen Baker.

Content continues after advertisements

You will need 

  • Scraps of patterned paper (Karen used papers from Pastel Days paper pad by Make & Create)
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Circle punches by Fiskars
  • Thick green ribbon 

Love getting creative with paper and card? Making Cards & Papercraft magazine is for you – packed with step-by-step tutorials, expert tips, inspiration and all the latest products from the cardmaking world. Plus, every issue comes with a BEAUTIFUL set of craft papers!


  1. Create three different sizes of petal templates. 
  2. Using pieces of scrap paper, create six petals of each size so you end up with 18 petals to make one flower.
  3. Create more petals, depending on how many flowers you’d like to make. Some flowers may have one layer (just small petals), some with two layers (small and medium petals) and some with three layers (small, medium and large petals).
  4. Punch out a circle (a 1in circle or larger) and add adhesive to it. Arrange the small petals around this circle, then layer as you wish, offsetting the petals.
  5. Add a small punched circle to the centre of each flower from coordinating paper.
  6. Attach the selection of flowers to the hoop using double-sided adhesive.
  7. Cut out some leaf-shaped from green patterned paper and adhere amongst the flowers.
  8. Tie ribbon around the top ready to hang up.

paper wreath tutorial

Top tip! Cut multiple templates in different sizes and colours to create a different finish every time!

Enjoyed this DIY paper wreath? Next, learn how to make a mindfulness jar full of positivity!

Content continues after advertisement