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Letter from the Editors

Hi Crafters,

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beautiful papers for sale at craft stores. But why hide these gorgeous paper goods away on a bookshelf?
If you aren't a scrapbooker or you're just looking for some easy, thrifty ways to personalize your home,
try these paper home decor projects using scrapbook paper, cardstock, tissue paper, decoupage
techniques, and much more! Adorn your walls, design your tablescape, and decorate for the holidays
using paper!

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Paper Decor Table of Contents

Wall Art ..................................................... 5 Paper Flower Centerpiece . ......................... 16

Blue and Brown Circles Wall Art . .................. 5 Holiday Tree Centerpiece . .......................... 17

Mosaic Wall. .................................................. 6 Paper Star Fourth of July Centerpieces . ..... 18

Free Patterned Wall Art . ............................... 7 Wreaths .................................................... 21

Decoupage .................................................. 8 Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath . .................. 21

Decoupage Bud Vase . ................................... 8 Easy Paper Wreath . .................................... 22

Decoupage Dresser . .................................... 12 Colorful Tissue Wreaths. ............................. 23

Paper Covered Picture Frame . .................... 15

Centerpieces............................................. 16

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Scissors
Putty knife, 1"
Wall Art Liquid paper glue or stick-flat paste
Sawtooth hangers and nails, four, or
Blue and Brown Circles Wall Art poster putty

By: STYROFOAM Brand Foam **Circles sheer sheet found on


Mayaroad
Create yourself some fabulous wall art to
display throughout your home. Using Steps:
scrapbook paper, acrylics and ribbon you
1. Paint Circles sheer sheet brown; let dry.
can make your own DIY home decor. Find
this project and many more low-cost 2. If using 12" x 12" x 1" squares, skip to
decorating ideas in the great decor in a Step 3. Wax serrated knife with candle
flash without a lot of cash eBook from Dow. stub or paraffin. Measure and cut each
foam sheet into three 12" squares. Or,
use dental floss: stand the sheet on its
edge, and hold a 20" length of dental
floss along the scored line, positioning
one hand at the bottom of the board
and the other at the top; draw the
dental floss down through the foam
sheet along the scored line.

3. Use putty knife to spread thin, even


coat of glue on foam square. Center
Materials: one sheet of paper on pasted foam;
smooth paper with fingers. Repeat to
STYROFOAM Brand Foam: cover all foam squares. Let dry. (Hint:
o Sheets, two 36" x 12" x 1" (one Papers might appear wavy at first, and
sheet yields 3 squares); or four will smooth out as the glue dries.)
12" x 12" x 1" squares
Decorative ribbon, such as grosgrain or 4. Using glue gun, glue Circles sheer sheet
velvet, 1" x 1-1/2 yds. per square onto paper-covered squares; let dry.
Scrapbook paper: 12" x 12", two blue,
two cream 5. Beginning and ending at one lower
Circles sheer sheet, four** corner, use glue gun to secure ribbon
Acrylic craft paint, brown around edges of each foam square; trim
Paintbrush excess, allowing a bit of overlap.
Carpenter's level
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks 6. Use level and poster adhesive to secure
Serrated knife squares to wall as shown. Or, glue
Candle stub or paraffin sawtooth picture hanger to back. For
Pencil additional hold, insert and glue two
Ruler straight pins through holes in sawtooth
Dental floss (optional) picture hanger.

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Mosaic Wall challenge, but not that hard once I
started doing the mosaic. I tried to not
get too many colors together or have
By: Alexa Westerfield
similar colors sitting next to each other.
I wanted it to look like a mosaic of color
Make a mosaic wall with this craft using that looked random in placement and
scrapbook paper from Alexa Westerfield. aesthetically pleasing overall.
Just arrange the colored squares in a grid
for instant color.

Materials:

Multicolored scrapbook page packs (I


purchased mine at Target and 50 sheets
came to a pack; I purchased 2 packs)
Zot adhesive glue dots
Tape measure

Instructions:

1. I measured out the length of my wall,


then I figured out how many square
12x12 pieces of paper would fit into
that length.

2. I picked out 9 different colors from a


multi-color pack that I liked and placed
them in a random fashion. Starting at
the top, I horizontally placed the paper
(to adhere to wall I put Zot dots in the
four corners of the paper and pressed).

3. I then began on the next row. My goal


was to not repeat two colors in a row
vertically or horizontally. It was a

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Free Patterned Wall Art candle. Holding foam sheet firmly on a
flat surface, extend one end and cut
across the score line, using knife like a
By: Styrofoam Brand Foam
saw. Or, try dental floss: Stand the
sheet on its edge and hold a 20" length
The patterns and designs involved in this of dental floss along the scored line,
bistro piece of wall art are exquisite. positioning one hand at the bottom of
Scrapbook and ribbon make it come to life. the board and the other at the top;
It's an easy piece to put together and makes draw the dental floss down through the
a beautiful decorative piece. foam sheet along the scored line.
Repeat for remaining two foam sheets,
creating a total of nine, 12" x 12"
squares.

2. Use putty knife to spread craft glue on


foam sheet. Adhere paper to foam
sheet, smoothing with fingers. Repeat
to cover all foam squares. If necessary,
pin corners in place until glue dries.
(Hint: Papers might appear wavy at
first, and will smooth out as the glue
dries.)

Materials: 3. Cut ribbon into nine equal lengths.


Beginning and ending at one lower
STYROFOAM Brand Foam: corner, use glue gun to secure ribbon
o Sheets: three 12" x 36" x 1", or around edges of each foam square; trim
nine 12" x 12" x 1" squares excess, allowing a bit of overlap. (Hint:
Ribbon, 1" x 12-1/3 yds. STYROFOAM brand foam is very
Scrapbook paper: 12" x 12", nine sheets forgiving. If the paper square does not
(heavier weight) exactly meet the edges of the foam
Sawtooth picture hangers, nine, or sheet, run the edge of the foam square
poster putty along a tabletop, compressing the
Thick, white craft glue foam.)
Putty knife
Straight pins (optional) 4. Use level and poster adhesive to secure
Optional: If using 12" x 36" x 1" foam squares to wall as shown. Or, glue
sheets, additional supplies include ruler, sawtooth picture hanger to back on
pencil, serrated knife, old candle, dental each square. For additional hold, insert
floss and glue two straight pins through
holes in sawtooth picture hanger.
Steps:
5. Let dry before hanging.
1. If using 12" x 12" x 1" squares, skip to
Step #2. Using ruler and pencil, score Trademark of The Dow Chemical
foam sheet to create three, 12" x 12" Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company
squares. Wax serrated knife with an old

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of Dow. For more project ideas, please see
styrofoamstyle.
Before

Decoupage

Decoupage Bud Vase

By: Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks!

Turn an inexpensive bud vase into a


beautiful home accent with this decoupage
craft project from Amy Anderson. Use your
favorite scrapbook paper, ribbon and
embellishments to create this colorful bud
vase.

Materials:

Small round glass vase, $1


Scrapbook paper 1 sheet, on hand
Orange ribbon, 12 inches, on hand
Gloss Mod Podge, on hand
Paper flowers, on hand
Buttons five coordinating, on hand
Craft glue, on hand
Paint brush, on hand
Pencil or pen, on hand
Craft knife and mat, on hand
Ruler, on hand

Instructions:

Before you work with glass for decoupage,


you should always wash it thoroughly to
remove hand smudges and oil. Dry
completely.

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Then I went ahead and cut it. Note my


The first thing you are going to do is trim pointy thumb to stabilize the craft knife.
the paper. Yes you are jumping right in! This is not required.
My vase is about 8 inches, and I wanted to
have a border on the top and bottom. So I
trimmed a 7 inch strip of scrapbook paper.
Its really easy. Just measure 7 inches on the
top and on the bottom, and then use your
craft knife to cut it.

This is where the party finally gets started!


Grab your Mod Podge and start smearing
with the paint brush. You are going to put
down a medium-thin layer, and dont be
afraid to get the corners well. You want the
Now you have a strip of scrapbook paper
paper to adhere.
that fits the vase vertically, but the paper is
too long horizontally. You only need about
1/4 to 1/2 of overlap where the paper
meets. What I did is roll the vase in the
paper and mark where I was going to cut it.

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glass we are going to cover with ribbon
anyway. Let dry for 15 20 minutes and do
another coat. Let dry.

Now that your paper is covered in Mod


Podge, the easiest way to get the paper
onto the vase is to set it down on there and
roll it. If you need to add more Mod Podge
as you roll in areas that you missed, that Time to accent with ribbon. Grab the ribbon
would be okay. Roll carefully at the end so and wrap around the top of the vase. Make
the paper meets just right, and make sure sure that you have a 1/4 to 1/2 extra like
you are rolling tightly to avoid wrinkles. you did with the paper. Cut the ribbon. Cut
Once the paper is on, start smoothing with another piece of the same length for the
your fingers. If Mod Podge comes out the bottom.
top or bottom, its okay. Just wipe it away
with your fingers or a paint brush. Wipe it
on your husband or children. Kidding! Allow
to dry for 15 20 minutes.

Glue on the ribbon. Place a thin bead of


craft glue around the top, then press the
ribbon down. Seam the ribbon where you
did the paper. Smooth with your fingers and
wipe away any excess glue. Repeat for the
bottom.
Coat the entire outside of the paper with
Mod Podge. Just go up to the edge of the
paper, and maybe a little over onto the

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You are at the finish. Grab the flowers and


start gluing them down. I layered the
flowers and worked my way around the
vase. I have five layered flowers because my
vase is small. Youll want to use more for a
bigger vase. When I was done gluing the
flowers down, I glued buttons in the middle.
Did I mention that Im obsessed with
buttons?

Thats it youre done. Im so proud of you.


You now have a bright and cheery room
decoration. Allow it to dry for 24 hours
before using. Stick your flowers in it and go!

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Decoupage Dresser Tin of clear wax
1in (2.5cm) paintbrush for applying wax
By: Annie Sloan
Before
There are dcoupage motif books, but you
could also find a good image in a magazine
While in Venice some years ago I was
or online. The picture can then be adjusted,
inspired by the most charming 18th-century
scanned, and printed using a computer. The
dcoupage cabinet with sepia prints on it,
paper design is then cut out and stuck down
colored gently and haphazardly with
onto a surface and varnished several times.
watercolor. This chest of drawers was the
I have chosen a design of people running to
perfect piece to emulate the effect I saw
go along each drawer.
that day in the Doges Palace.
Project from Annie Sloan's Paint
Transformations.

Instructions:

1. I have chosen a design of a hilarious


medieval chase with skirts flying and
arms waving that I saw in a book of
Materials:
dcoupage prints. After measuring the
height of the drawers I scanned and
Design from a print book or other
enlarged the design to the required
source
size. The initial printout was a little
Computer, scanner, and printer
dark for my taste so I changed the color
Scissors
to a brownish black and printed it out
Water-based matt dcoupage medium
again. I also reversed the design on the
1in (2.5cm) paintbrush for applying
computer so that the people will be
medium
running the opposite way on the middle
Barcelona Orange paint
drawer. If you struggle with computers,
Monet Blue paint
take your chosen design to a local copy
Olive Green paint
shop; they will be able to help you scan
Water
and print it out.
Small artists brush

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varnish begins to dry. Repeat the
process until the whole drawer front is
filled with images. Varnish the drawer
twice more, allowing each layer to dry
thoroughly.

2. Cut out the figures with a sharp pair of


scissors, getting as close to the edge of
the design as possible. Its best if you
cut everything out before you start
gluing so you can plan roughly where 4. For the painting of the pictures choose
you are going to position each figure. one main color and two or three others
Next, paint the whole area of one to partner it. I selected watered down
drawer front with the dcoupage Barcelona Orange as my main color
medium. with some Monet Blue and Olive
Greenone hot and two cool colors. I
applied the colors to the clothes,
sometimes deliberately missing the
area a little so it looks more like a
painting. Use the paint like watercolor
and make the color uneven in parts. If
you make a mistake take the paint off
with water.

3. With the dcoupage medium still wet,


place a cut-out figure at one end of the
drawer. At the same time brush over
the design with the medium, which will
now act as a varnish. Try to avoid the
paper bubbling up by brushing from
one end to the other. If a bubble does
come up try to press it down and out
the side, but do this quickly before the

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5. When youve finished coloring,
complete the drawers with two layers
of varnish. Either wax the whole piece,
including the drawer fronts, with a
brush or continue with varnishI prefer
wax.

6. I painted my main color Barcelona


Orange inside the drawers, which is in
deliberate and strong contrast to the
coolness of the outside decoration.

Tip: Try to avoid having a single small image


in the middle of a drawer as it can look a
little corny. If you have one good image
perhaps try using it enlarged so it fills up
the area.

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Paper Covered Picture Frame
Instructions:
By: Janet Wilhelm for Walnut Hollow
1. To prepare wood for painting, use
Two coordinating sheets of decorative Phillips screwdriver to remove screws
holding tabs on back of frame. Remove
paper help frame a letter in this pretty
tabs, backing, and glass. Use sandpaper
wood frame. Make one for every member to lightly sand wood surface. Remove
of the family or give as a gift. dust with paper towel.

2. Use brush to apply a coat of paint to


entire wood surface. Let dry. Apply
second coat. Let dry.

3. Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish to


frame. Let dry.

4. Use ruler to measure decorative paper


the same size as the front of frame. Use
scissors to cut paper to size. Use glue to
adhere paper to frame. (Another
option) Apply glue to frame front. Place
a piece of paper that is larger than
frame on glue. Press in place. Place
frame, paper side down, on cutting mat.
Use X-acto knife to cut along outer
edges and frame opening. Let dry.

5. Use scissors or X-acto knife and ruler to


Materials: cut construction paper to size of glass.
Cut coordinating decorative paper
Walnut Hollow #27753 Wood Frame slightly smaller than the frame opening
Small so a quarter inch of construction paper
Walnut Hollow #9912 Oil Colored shows around frame opening.
Pencils
Alphabet Stencil 6. Choose stencil alphabet letter to trace.
Paint (color of choice) Place stencil on the smaller decorative
2 Sheets of coordinating Decorative paper. Use pencil to trace letter. Use
Paper, 1 sheet of plain Construction colored pencils to color in letter. Use
Paper glue to adhere initialed paper to
Other Supplies: brush, craft glue or construction paper.
paper glue, paper towel, pencil, Phillips
screwdriver, ruler, sandpaper, scissors 7. Replace glass in frame. Insert initialed
or X-acto knife, spray varnish paper. Replace backing. Use Phillips
screwdriver to replace screws.

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Centerpieces
Instructions:
Paper Flower Centerpiece
Remove silk flower from the stems. Die-cut
By: Cara Mariano for Sizzix Flowers out of coordinating paper and use
them to replace the silk flowers. Arrange
Delicate die-cut paper flowers replace silk Flower stems with sticks in a vase. Use
flowers in these homemade wedding thread to hang jewels and table numbers
centerpieces. Jewels and pretty table from the Flower stems.
numbers add additional flourish.

Materials:

Brand Items

654980 - Sizzix Originals Die - Flower


Layers #2

Other Supplies

Silk Flower Stems


Plain Paper
Sticks
Vase
Embroidery Thread
Jewels

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Holiday Tree Centerpiece

By: STYROFOAM Brand Foam

Decorate your tables with some beautiful Steps:


centerpieces this holiday season. Trees
made with scrapbook paper and ornaments 1. Use patterns to cut cone coverings from
scrapbook papers. Papers will need to
are the perfect ensemble for your center.
be pieced together to cover the cones.

2. Spray foam cone with adhesive; wrap


cone with paper cut in Step 1. If
needed, spot glue and pin edges in
place. Let dry completely. Repeat with
second cone.

3. Glue silver ornament to top of each


cone

* Trademark of The Dow Chemical


Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company
of Dow
Materials:

STYROFOAM Brand Foam:


o Cones: 12" x 4" and 9" x 4"
Small silver ornaments, two
Green scrapbook paper, four - five 12" x
12" sheets
Foam-safe spray adhesive
Straight pins (optional)
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks or
thick, white craft glue
Pattern

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Paper Star Fourth of July Centerpieces 1 Sheet of 12x12 designer Kraft paper
from the Paper Trunk Krafty Collection
3 Journal spots from the Paper Trunk
By: Rachel Theall for Paper Trunk
Krafty Collection
1 set of white "Benny" alphabet stickers
Make your own pretty and patriotic fourth from Paper Trunk
of July centerpieces featuring perfect paper 12 inch long strips of paper from the
stars. Follow this step-by-step Paper Trunk Paper Trunk Rockabilly Collection Small
tutorial to create your own 2-sided fourth scallop border Fiskars punch
of July centerpieces. 6 petal flower punch
Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, blue
and red
Colorbox blue pigment ink
Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger
Recycled craft sticks from rub-on
packages
Wide ribbon
Hot glue gun
Scrapbooking adhesive
Recycled cappuccino can
Red, white, and blue plastic bags

Instructions:

1. Follow the instructions here for making


a 5 point star using a 12x12 inch piece
of paper and one cut. Use the star
pattern to cut a star from the red and
white striped paper and the sheet of
kraft paper.

2. Fold the red and white striped stars in


half at each of the points. From the
center point of the star, each arm of the
star will be folded so that the fold is up.
The part of each fold that does not go
out to the arm of the star is folded so
that the crease goes down. When
finished, the stars will look like barn
stars. With the star folded flat cut about
1 inch off the peak in the center part of
the star so that you have a star shaped
Materials: hole in the middle of the star when it is
unfolded.
2 Sheets of red and white striped 12x12
scrapbook paper "Wild Love" 3. One of the red and white striped stars
from Paper Trunk Maybe Baby line will go on each side of the Kraft paper.

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Glue the tip of each star arm to the tip
of the Kraft paper star arms using a hot
glue gun or quick drying adhesive.

4. Cut two journal spots from the Kraft


paper for your fourth of July
centerpieces.

5. Punch a scalloped border from the


Paper Trunk Rockabilly paper.
12. Glue two additional sticks to the
6. Cut 3/4 of the way through the paper bottom of the first sticks so that the
from the straight edge toward the top support for the star is three sticks long.
of each of the scallops. Over lap each of
the cuts so that a circular shape can be 13. Tie two bows from the wide ribbon and
made out of the strip of paper. Glue the glue them to each side of the Popsicle
scalloped strip to the back of the sticks.
circular journal spot. Ink the edges of
the scalloped border with blue ink. 14. Cut a strip of Rockabilly paper wide
Make two paper roses using the flower enough to cover an empty cappuccino
punch (there are quite a few tutorials can. On the black and white side of the
on this on the Internet). paper, spray red Glimmer Mist along
one of the long edges and blue glimmer
7. Spray blue Glimmer Mist on the roses. mist along the other long edge.

8. Glue one rose to the center of each 15. Glue the red, white, and blue strip of
journal spot 9. Add Happy 4th of July Rockabilly paper to the can. It may not
around the edge of the circular journal go all the way around.
spot.
16. Cut a third journal spot from the Krafty
9. To make the "th" on 4th trim down the Collection paper.
"t" and "h" letters. Add July 4th around
the rose on the second journal spot, 17. Cut out a star shape from a piece of
also trimming the "t" and "h". scrap paper to create a mask. You do
not need the star shape, you need the
10. Using a hot glue gun, adhere the journal star-shaped hole in the piece of paper.
spots over the star-shaped holes in the Place the mask on the journal spot and
center of the red and white striped spray red Glimmer Mist on the bottom
stars of the star and blue Glimmer Mist on
the top of the star.
11. Add hot glue to the top of a Popsicle
stick and glue it to the Kraft star by 18. Spell out the word "celebrate" in Benny
sticking it underneath the red and white Alphabet stickers.
striped star. Do this on both sides of the
Kraft star. 19. Glue the journal spot to the can to
cover the gap between the ends of the
paper or the seam where the ends

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came together.

20. Stuff the can with red, white, and blue


plastic bags.

21. Place the star in the can and put your


new centerpiece on display!

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Pencil
Wreaths Medium flat paintbrush
Disposable palette
Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath Paper paste
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Red grosgrain ribbon, 1" x 8"
By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand
Red acrylic paint
Foam
Water basin
Paper towels
Evoke memories of childhood fun with this
clever, pretty paper pinwheel wreath.
Whether you hang it in your beach house in
summertime or on your front door in the Steps:
middle of winter, it's sure to bring playful
smiles to everyone's faces. 1. Paint foam wreath red; let dry.

2. Cut ten 5" squares from double-sided


paper. If using single-sided papers,
paste two sheets together back to back
before cutting squares; let dry.

3. To create pinwheels, refer to Diagram


1. Use pencil to mark 2-1/2" lines from
corners of paper squares toward
centers. Use craft knife and metal-
edged ruler, or other cutting tool, to cut
paper squares along these lines; do not
cut all the way to center. Bring left
corner of each side down to center and
secure with glue gun.

4. Punch ten 1/2" circles from solid red


paper and glue to centers of pinwheels.
Materials: Glue pinwheels side by side to wreath.

STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 5. Glue ribbon ends together to create


o Round Face Wreath, 12" x 2- hanging loop; glue ends to top center
1/2" x 1" back of wreath.
o Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath
pattern
Single- or double-sided scrapbook
paper assortment, including one sheet
of solid red
Craft knife with sharp blade Trademark of The Dow Chemical
Circle punch, 1/2" Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company
Scissors and/or paper trimmer of Dow. For more project ideas, please see
Metal-edged ruler
styrofoamstyle.

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Easy Paper Wreath Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Thick, white craft glue
By: Kathleen George for Styrofoam Brand
Steps:
Foam
1. Spray dark green origami paper with
With bright green construction paper,
spray adhesive; adhere yellow green
glitter and some other glitsy materials you sheets to dark green, creating double-
can create a paper wreath. Kathleen George sided paper.
shows us how to make a wreath. It can be
used inside or outside and it would be a fun 2. Use paper trimmer to cut double-sided
craft for the kids to do. paper and construction paper into 1" x
5" strips. (Or, measure strips with ruler
and cut with scissors.) Use white glue to
glue each strip into a loop; alternate
outside color on origami paper loops.

3. Use glue gun to glue loops to foam


wreath; white glue may also be used,
but loops will need to be pinned in
place. Glue alternating shades of green
onto wreath, overlapping loops
approximately 1/2" to completely cover
foam.

4. Glue toothpicks into foam balls. Spread


Materials: generous amount white glue onto each
ball and roll in glitter; make 12 to 14
STYROFOAM Brand Foam: green, five or six pink, and five or six
o Balls, 1", 24 silver balls. Place toothpicks into scrap
o Beveled Wreath, 12" x 2" x 1" foam to let glue dry.
o Block or Sheet, scrap
Two sheets bright green construction 5. Refer to photo to insert ornament
paper toothpicks into wreath. If toothpicks
Origami paper, four sheets each: yellow don't go in easily, first poke hole
green; dark green through paper loop with needle or
Green floral wire needle tool.
Ultra-fine glitter: hot pink; green; silver
6. Cut 5" length from wire. Twist ends
Pencil together to form hanging loop. Glue
Ruler loop to top center back of wreath.
Extra-long straight pins (optional)
24 Wooden toothpicks Trademark of The Dow Chemical
Paper trimmer or scissors and ruler Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company
Spray adhesive of Dow. For more project ideas, please see
Large needle or needle tool styrofoamstyle.
Wire cutters

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Colorful Tissue Wreaths foam wreaths. To save time, stack several
layers of tissue paper and use rotary cutter
By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand to cut multiple 4"-wide strips. Combine
Foam strips into stacks and cut multiple 6" lengths
at a time.
This colorful tissue wreath can be used
year-round, but would look great around 1. Set aside 40 tissue pieces for 9" foam
the holiday season. Tissue paper and ribbon wreath and 20 pieces for each 6"
wreath.
are what brings this whole craft together
into one lovely piece. Kathleen George 2. Fold each tissue piece in half lengthwise
shows us how to make it in six easy steps. to measure 2" x 6". Cut 1-1/2"-long
fringe along folded edge, every 1/4".
Leave strips folded.

3. Wrap and glue top edge of first fringed


strip, opposite fold, around one side of
wreath. Glue and pin ends at back to
secure, leaving fringe loose.

4. Wrap and glue second fringed strip


around wreath, 1/2" below first and
under fringe; pin ends if desired. Wrap
and glue remaining tissue strips around
wreath in same way until surface is
Materials: completely covered. Repeat to cover all
three wreaths.
STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
o Wreaths: 9" x 1-1/4" x 3/4"; 5. Use scissors to make small holes in
two 6" x 1-1/4" x 5/8" center top and bottom of 9" wreath (A)
Coordinating grosgrain ribbon, 1" x 1/2 and one 6" wreath (B); make small hole
yd. in center top of remaining 6" wreath
Brightly colored tissue paper, several (C). Using photo as guide, position
large sheets in assorted colors wreaths on work surface with B in the
Scissors center.
Pencil
Ruler 6. Cut one 8" and two 4" ribbon lengths.
Optional: Rotary cutter, cutting mat and Glue ends of 4" lengths into holes in
metal ruler wreaths, joining A and B and B and C
Optional: Straight pins together. Glue ends of 8" length into
Thick, white craft glue hole at top of A for hanger; pin to
secure.
Steps:
Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company
Note: You will need a total of eighty 4" x 6" ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For
pieces of tissue paper to cover all three more project ideas, please see
styrofoamstyle.

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