Make your own paper and copper Christmas wreath with this simple pattern and tutorial by DIY designer Lia Griffith. Use metallic papers for a frosted feel and twist copper wire to spell out your favorite festive message.


This stunning paper wreath looks fabulous displayed on a door or mantel. Once you've mastered the basic technique, try using pattered paper or spelling your own word with gold or silver. Try making a pastel version for spring or a gold wreath for fall. 

What You'll Need:

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  • Metallic paper - Fairway, Botanic, Moss 
  • Card stock - Pine, Forest
  • Scissors
  • Foam wreath - 14-inch
  • Tissue paper - Evergreen
  • Decoupage medium
  • Paint brush
  • Low-temp hot glue gun 
  • 1/8-inch copper tubing
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers 

Step 1:

Gather tools and materials. Cut leaves according to


using scissors or a cutting machine. Cut out leaves in a variety of colors on metallic paper and card stock. Cover the foam wreath with tissue paper using decoupage medium and a paint brush. Using the hot glue gun, glue the leaves to the foam wreath so that they are all pointing the same direction.

Step 2:

Following the template, form the word "joy" out of the copper tubing, leave 2 inches of tubing on each end of the word. Push both ends of the tubing into the foam wreath to hold "joy" in the center.

Comments (1)

May 5, 2018
Best give a bag of tinsle and a shopping bag of thistle to this wreath. To hand make ornaments there isn't much better than a paper wreath and a bowl of peppermint candy to sprice up the holiday. Marry Christmas