Recycled Paper Christmas Wreath

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paper wreath DIY

To create your own recycled paper christmas wreath  you will need:

  • Glue gun
  • Old book
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • String

To make:


  • Start by marking a circle on your paper plate
  • Cut out the circle
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  • Create two circles/layers of scrunched paper
  • Create the first outer layer – scrunch your paper in the middle, and using glue gun attach to paper plate.


  • Attach the next scrunched paper – I attached them about an inch apart.
  • The closer you place the more dense your wreath will be.
  • Create a second layer, scrunching and adding one piece at a time.


  • To hang I created a loop out of string and glued to the back, using the glue gun.

You can add various decorations, such as a hung item in the middle of the wreath for example, bauble, felt dove etc.. ribbon bows on the wreath – your only limitation is your imagination:)

handmade christmas decorations

Personally I love the simple wreath, but it is easy to jazz up, adding a splash of colour and or texture.

For further Christmas recycled ideas check out my Pinterest board. What handmade christmas decorations are you planning this year?

As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour to see what other people have been up to this week,






  1. November 24, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    What a lovely simple idea for a wreath – I like it and the tutorial is really clear to follow.
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    • Amylouise5
      November 24, 2013 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks:) I enjoyed making it.

  2. November 24, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    I can’t believe you can make a wreath out of something so simple and it looks so wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Ali x

    • Amylouise5
      November 24, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Cheers, and it didn’t take long to make either:)

  3. threadsnshreds
    November 24, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    Wow… Amazing… Cant believe something so pretty and effective, came from some black and white paper. Fantastic… x

    • Amylouise5
      November 24, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      I guess you could use any paper, red christmas paper etc… I do like the simple colours though:)

  4. November 25, 2013 / 8:40 am

    Such a pretty wreath and what a great tutorial. I love wreaths but have never given one a go, maybe now is the time as you make it look so easy 🙂
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  5. November 25, 2013 / 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial, it does look really effective.

  6. November 25, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Great idea I’ve been given loads of old books and have been looking for things to do with them I think I may add this to my list.

  7. Trace
    November 25, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    I do like this idea, very nice and you wouldnt think it was recycled paper. Saw on Handmade Harbour

    • Amylouise5
      November 28, 2013 / 7:20 am

      Thanks Kate – I do love it when people Pin:)

  8. December 2, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I have always, always wanted to make one of these but never thought to use a paper plate as a base! Buying a base was holding me back, but it won’t anymore! Thank you!
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