Make It Monday: Package Wreath

Happy Monday, friends! It’s been snowing off and on here in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m loving it.

Last week, I shared my Christmas decorations, and one of my favorite things is my package wreath on our gallery wall. When I find wrapping paper I like, I always want to find a way to immortalize it, and one of my favorite ways to do so is by creating a package wreath.

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I decided it would be fun to make another package wreath, so over the weekend, I made a quick (haha, yeah, right!) trip to Target. I fell in love with their holiday wrapping paper collection from Sugar Paper LA.

I opted for these goodies. I love the non-traditional, but still very festive feel of this collection. I also like that it is completely different from the package wreath I created last year. And gold, blue gray, and blush may be my new favorite color combo!

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Those scallop boxes are too big for the wreath, but I couldn’t resist. I can’t get over the cuteness!

The other supplies I needed I picked up from Target and my local craft store: boxes, gluesticks for my glue gun, gold ribbon for wrapping the wreath, and a wooden wreath frame. My craft store was out of wooden wreath frames, so I improvised and went with a large wooden “O.”

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I pealed off all the attached bows and tags on the gift boxes, and I was ready to start wrapping.

When I wrap packages, I have found that I get the best creases when I fold in both sides then fold down the flaps, as pictured above.

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Once all the packages were wrapped, it was time to wrap the wreath frame in ribbon. I bought a spool of gold ribbon from the craft store and saved the fancy Sugar Paper LA ribbon for the packages themselves.

I used hot glue to secure the ribbon to the wreath frame, and then tightly wrapped it and tried to space each wrap evenly with the next.

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After the wreath frame was wrapped, I laid out the packages in a pattern I liked, then pulled them off to start gluing. I added ribbon to some of the packages, and others I just kept blank, depending on what was going to be stacked on top of them.

Penny decided she wanted to help while I was making the wreath, hence the photobomb above 😉

After the first layer of packages were glued on, I added the second layer.

I also changed out the gold bow on the bottom layer to give it more of an impact. Once I had all the packages on that I wanted, I felt like it still needed something, so I created a big gold bow for the top of the wreath, glued it on, and it was finished!

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This package wreath is a gift, and I can’t wait to deliver it this week!

Party on!
JW

 

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