Make a Magazine Wreath

As I was mindlessly exploring Pinterest I found the perfect wreath idea to showcase the pages of our South Sound and 425 magazines! After some trial and error, I figured out how to make this wreath easily. And now you can, too. I have this in our office hanging above my desk year-round. And it’s fabulous!

supplies

Photos courtesy of Kristy Ford

The Supplies

  • Magazines (you’ll be cutting out 30 pages)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue gun (and glue)
  • Ruler
  • X-acto blade knife
  • Cutting mat

Step 1. Cutting Paper

  • Using your knife cut out 14 full pages for the bottom layer (large cones) and seven pages cut in half for the top layer (small cones). And two pages for the flower.
  • Experiment with a specific color palette, alternate dark and light pages, or use text only pages on one layer for desired effect.

Step 2. Creating Large Cones (bottom layer)

  • Choose the sides you want to show on the wreath. Pay attention to make sure if you have text or photos, that the words and photos will appear upright. Now flip the pages over and mark the top corners. This will serve as your guide when you start to roll the paper.
  • Roll the paper into a cone shape, making the point on the bottom tight. You know it’s good when the seam in the back is straight. Make sure your cones are rolled to the same tightness.
  • Tape the back seam and repeat until all 14 cones are complete.

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Step 3. Create Small Cones (top layer)

  • Cut magazine pages in half, horizontally and make 14 smaller cones.

tapeandglue Step 4. Assemble Your Wreath

  • Take the large cones and one-by-one, tape together on the back, near the bottom of the cone. When you are half done, hot glue them together on the back and work on the other half. Then put the two sides of your wreath together.
  • Repeat the above steps with the small cones.
  • Use the hot glue gun on the back of the small row of cones and glue on top of the large cones. (be quick, hot glue dries fast!).

Step 5. The Flower Center

  • Cut the magazine pages in 2 inch wide strips, lengthwise.
  • Fold each strip in half, vertically.
  • Cut slits along the strips, every ¼ inch, about halfway through the paper.
  • Roll the strips and hot glue every inch or two. Keep adding strips to the end until your desired size.
  • Fluff the cut paper strips to form your flower.

flower

ribbon

 

Step 6. The Ribbon

  • Loop a 6 to 8-inch piece of ribbon and hot glue it to the back of the wreath. Or add a long ribbon to create a more holiday effect. I added tape to mine for extra hold.

 

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