Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sheet Music Christmas Wreath Tutorial.....

After the wonderful responses to the 'Nursery Rhyme Christmas Wreath' post yesterday, I decided to make a few more Christmas Wreaths and do a simple tutorial on how to make them....my way! This method would only be suitable for home/own use as it is quick and a little 'rough' in places (but you can't see the rough bits when it is hanging up!).

You will need:
1 vintage book (I used sheet music here)
Scissors
Sticky tape
Stapler
cardboard
ribbon of choice
ruler

 Begin by taking the staples out from the centre of the book. Cut pages down the centre so you have A4 sized sheets. Cut these sheets down the centre from top to bottom, then from the top ends cut off 2 1/2". Keep these small bits for the centre fan. 
Make a cardboard ring, mine was about 7" with a smaller ring in the middle, see below.
              Roll your rectangluar pieces into cone shapes, sticky tape in place then staple the ends to the centre of your ring.
                   Continue this process until you have a full circle.                    
 Using a small stapler, staple each piece together.
 Now, to make the centre fan.
Take your smaller end pieces and staple end to end on one corner. Be careful not to 'fold' the paper.
 Staple enough pieces to create a fan, see below. Staple the bits together as you go.
 Thread the ends of a small piece of ribbon through the middle, from the front to the back, leaving a loop. Through the loop, thread another piece of ribbon, I used wire edged ribbon.
 Turn your fan over, pull the small ribbon tight and knot.
 Place in the centre of the wreath then taple the ribbon ends to the edge of the cardboard ring
 Arrange your wire ribbon into nice 'bow' shapes.
 Attach a longer piece of ribbon to the back of your cardboard ring for the hanger. You can see what a mess it is on the back, hence IOFM. (It's Only For Me!)
 Voila!
 Very effective don't you think!
 This is a smaller version I made today. I only used 5" squares for this one. You can adjust the size of your wreath by playing with different sized bits of paper.
You can see the difference the size of the paper makes!
I hope this helps you 'nut' out how to make one of your own.
I'm sure that some of you will come up with a much better method than this!
Anyway, it's all about experienting and having fun!!!
I'd love to know if anyone decides to make one?
Happy Christmas Wreath making!!!
Kathryn. XX

9 comments:

sue niven said...

Just so very very adorable, thanks!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I had figured out part of it but not how to do the centre bit@
LOOKS great Ms K!
I have barely had time today to eat let alone try my hand at onebut I may have time before the year ends!lol!!!!

misteejay said...

These look fab - thank you so much for sharing.

Toni :o)

Annie said...

Hey Shabs, I might try these at school, they are terrific. Thanks for the tutorial

Alison Gibbs said...

Definitely on my 'to do list' for this weekend.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Alison

ittybittyandpretty said...

looks stunning, i have been working on something similar (but not) for a few weeks now but havent had the chance to get back to it!! wish life would stand still so that i could let my alter ego crafter finish some projects!

xxxxrosey

zie said...

hello...

thank u for sharing the idea

Zivi said...

muy bonitas

Soncie said...

What a lovely,fun, and creative idea for family!