Wednesday, March 30, 2011

butcher paper spring wreath

As you may know I love to celebrate the seasons with a unique hand crafted wreath and for spring I decided to create a fresh, all white wreath made completely from butcher paper.

I always keep rolls of butcher paper on hand- it is one of the cheapest and most versatile supplies!

I started by cutting large strips of butcher paper and scrunched it up.

I then wrapped and glued it around a styrofoam wreath form.

Next, I created paper flowers by cutting out circles

that I crumbled up

to add texture.

Using hot glue (this makes it quick and easy) I layered the different circles on top of each other.



I created the center detail of the flowers by crumbling up tiny pieces of paper.

I glued the crumbled piece to the center of the flowers.

I created all sorts of flowers in different sizes- enough to fill the wreath.

I decided to create some little leaves for the wreath. By scrunching leaf shaped pieces of paper to add a little dimension.


Last, I glued all of the flowers and leaves to the surface of the wreath.

And there you have it- a simple, cheap and pretty wreath perfect for spring!



Kittyj said...

I ADORE butcher paper! So beautiful! Thanks for the links as well - I really enjoyed Carla's rabbits!

grrfeisty said...

so rad! this is beautiful! :)

LA said...

I love this!

Irēna said...

nice - as usually!

gretchen said...

love butcher paper...use it for patterns, what not and when my girls were little it was the best drawing aunt used to wrap her packages for mailing in it and this was back in the 60's, something i think i will start doing again!

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful wreath!
Thanks for sharing!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

absolutely incredible. Love it! It looks so elegant, can't believe it is made from butcher paper!

Gwen Diehn said...

Butcher paper seems to be one of a lot of people's favorite resources! I wonder of you could get the meaty residue and smell out of used butcher paper and upcycle it? Thanks for a really clear and helpful tutorial. I love the fresh whiteness of the wreath!

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iHanna said...

You are the queen of crafty wreaths girl! This is super beautiful, very different from your colourful wreaths but SO elegant. Thanks for doing it as a tutorial, the finished product looks very advanced.

Anonymous said...

I adore the all white! Really beautiful.

Jessica said...

ok, I'm usually not a wreath person, but this one may have won me over. The all-white is gorgeous!

Lynnetta said...

This would be lovely for a wedding decoration!

Rita said...

Really beautiful and delicate! :)

Danielle said...

Wow! So amazingly gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

lovely wreath! And thanks for sharing some other tutorials.

Sue said...

Ok for your UK followers - what is butcher's paper?!

PS Lovely wreath

Sherry said...

How do you do it woman? You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creativity!

Cmichaudart said...

ingenious, really...perfect for a wedding or christening. I suppose this is the same as freezer wrap? All the butcher paper I see is brown...ingenious!

Jill Berry said...

It is so elegant and so doable! Thank you for this springy wreath, it is lovely.

Rosie said...

Have to say, the title of your post left me skeptical but the wreath turned out beautifully!

Bonita Rose said...

so so pretty and simple.

Anonymous said...

Really lovely! Have seen similar wreaths made from scrapbook paper but this all white version is much more elegant!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Great tutorial Alisa! What a surprise to see something all white from you. We are so used to seeing such colorful pieces, this is a fun departure!

Molly Smith said...

This is amazingly gorgeous! You make it look so easy, Alisa (I can see the work in it). Your tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing your creativity. ~Molly

Timaree said...

Love the tutorial. I need to show it to my daughter but I'm thinking we'd make a colored version.

Urban Nester said...

thanks for the tutorial, i love it ! can't wait to make one !

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

amazing! this is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Even your instructions are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing--you made it look easy, too. Great results, I'll have to keep my eye out for butcher paper. Haven't seen any in the stores, but haven't been looking, either.

Danee said...

I have an addiction to paper that borders on pathological- Love this design but then I was thinking how cool it would be to make one and then spray it with Glimmer Mist- maybe even in a gold color I have that is basically clear with gold glitter. Either way it really is a terrific project. said...

Such a beautiful "spring" wreath. Thank you for sharing. :]

Quiltrobin said...

If I had not seen your step by step photos, I would never have believed you could make something this AWESOME from crumpled paper!!! This is brilliant and so beautiful. I love it. Bravo!

jewelrygirl said...

Oh, my! I don't know which I love more, the eggs or the butcher paper wreath! The wreath is gorgeous and looks like I might be able to do it.



Unknown said...

I was just doing a random google search to find inspiration for a Spring wreath and stumbled across your site - I love LOVE love this project! It's gorgeous and I can't wait to make it.

Cara said...

I LOVE this wreath!! It is so beautiful! I want to rip it out of your website and post it on MY door!!!!!

Okay, that sounds extreme but be for-warned that I will be attempting this project in the very near future!!!!


Joanna said...

Hi there! I love this's so darling...and I was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here to enter. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful! Do you use #40 or #50 butcher paper? I am currently searching for tutorials and materials appropriate to make paper flowers for my wedding... Thanks!

Las Flores del Sur said...

So simple and SO beautiful... amazing wreth with only butcher paper!!

Linda said...

I love this and posted it on Craft Gossip:

Kae said...

Really nice! Great for a wedding.

Julie in Perth Western Australia said...

This is beautiful. My AVON orders often come with layers of butcher type paper in the box so now I know what to do after the next delivery! :)

Andreia said...

I really love this paper wreath! I've done some paper decoractions for my home this Spring and I'm sharing them (free download here:

babalisme said...

So pretty! perfect for a wedding!

Erin Weed said...

Katie from sent me! I love this project, and I can't wait to give it a try.

Unknown said...

very cute! where do you buy butcher paper? thanks! susan

Rebecca said...

This is gorgeous!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

LOVE THESE! I tried them and put a picture on my blog with a link to your tutorial, here's the link if you want to check them out.... Hope you don't mind ;) THANKS so much for sharing! I LOVE your blog!

Jessie said...

Thank you SO much for posting this! In the city we live in, we have to pay for parking every day at the police station. Every day they give us a receipt and I've been saving them for a project. I just used them to make this wreath and it's beautiful thanks to your awesome tutorial! Thank you for being so inspiring!

Sandra Smart said...

even though this wreath is so simple, it is it. Thank you so much for sharing!

WesternWilson said...

Alisa, is 40 lb. butcher paper about the right weight? I can get that shipped free from!

Pauline said...

Wow ! Stunning , gonna get me some butcher paper and have a lil try ;-)

Charlene said...

I'm seriously trying this with an old book I have that I've been saving for awhile....thanks for sharing!

ArteMamma said...

It's really beautiful, a great idea.
Good Easter :-)

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Marquee Hire High Lane said...

Wow, incredible, you made this with butcher paper. You have shared a nice tutorial. This wreath is really amazing and suitable for wedding decorations and it color matches with white marquee.

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Kate said...

This is gorgeous and could definitely be used for different seasons. I actually just included it on a spring wreath roundup on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Ashley Parrish said...

Love this so much! It is so pretty! Do you mind if I feature this/link back to it on my blog? I would love to share it! Thanks!

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This is really pretty! It's perfect for every door, maybe it would be more beautiful if it is colorful? Well, I'm just suggesting. But it's really lovely!

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I made this for a wedding shower and told her to hang it on her first anniversary (paper is for 1st, I think) and she loved it. Getting ready to make another one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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