You should have reached my blog from Ashley's. If you are lost or want a full list of the blogs participating, be sure to start at the beginning at the amazing Amanda's. It's your source for holiday decorating and gifts.
I chose to make a gum wrapper wreath that I made for Christmas gifts last year. I thought they were pretty cute and easy to make. I chose to use patterned paper in place of actual gum wrappers, but I used the same folding and assembly directions. Below is a tutorial of how I make them and here is a link for the directions I found at the BHG website http://www.bhg.com/christmas/crafts/folded-paper-wreath-ornament/
I will be giving away the wreath I made to one random comment posted by someone who is also a follower!
|Pick your papers. I picked three patterns and colors, but you could pick more or less if you like|
|Cut pieces into 1" x 2 3/4" strips|
|Fold in half. Be sure to make clean edges and crisp folds. I use a folding bone.|
|Open up the strip and fold edges into the middle|
|Fold in half again|
|Fold the already folded strip in half lengthwise, fold edges in to the middle|
|Make another piece in a complimenting color and insert the ends of the second piece into the space between the last folds of the first piece.|
|Make more pieces in other complimenting colors and insert into the chain. I find it easiest to insert the ends into the smoother side of the preceding link. One side has extra paper edges rather than the clean edge of a single fold.|
|Continue to build your chain. Mine measure 9 1/2" in total. You will know you are done as you gently bend the chain into a circle. When the ends meet comfortably, you are done.|
|Fasten the ends together. I used floss.|
|Add adornment and hanging apparatus and enjoy!|
Be sure to hop on over to Heather's blog for some more great ideas!