Friday, October 11, 2013

Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade Paper Wreath by Holly Gagnon

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue excited to be back again designing for Craft Warehouse.   
For this project,  I was sent Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade to play with.  I have to mention, when I opened up my Craft Warehouse supply box, I did let out a lil' ... Eeeek!!  Total appropriate excitement for Halloween, right?

The Doodlebug Halloween Parade collection is a must have for your Halloween projects this season.  
I decided to make a BIG  Halloween statement this year by using the Halloween Parade paper pack to make a festive Paper Ribbon Wreath.

Supplies Used to Make a Paper Ribbon Wreath:

  • Wreath Form  (I covered mine in black crepe paper)
  • Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade 12x12 Paper Pack
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Stapler
How to make a paper ribbon wreath 

How to make a Paper Ribbon Wreath:

  • Cut various sheets of patterned paper into 1 x 5 inch strips.
You'll be cutting LOTS of paper strips.  I ended up using all  11 sheets in the entire pack.  Eeek!
    • Fold paper strips in half.
    • Staple ends together. {this step just makes life easier}
    • Ink edges as desired. 
    • Hot glue paper ribbons onto wreath.
    • Keep gluing ribbons until the wreath base is covered.  
    When your wreath is finally covered  {Phew!} you can now add Halloween Parade embellishments.

    Spiders are totally not cute but a spider made of glitter is.  This Halloween Spider is cut from a Lori Whitlock cut file and sits in the middle of the wreath.  
    He's a lil' cutie, huh?  The googly eyes and Halloween Parade heart sticker really does make him too cute to spook.  

    To make the Halloween sign, I used my Silhouette again to cut another Lori Whitlock  Halloween Label and Scallop Circle cut file.  I layered the sign pieces together then embellished it with various Halloween Parade This and That stickers. To keep up with my cute spider theme,  I adhered googly eyes on to a spider sticker, stuck him on a Halloween Parade Pixie straw and attached it behind the sign.

    Thanks so much to Craft Warehouse for having me as a Guest Designer this week!  I hope my design inspires you to make your own festive Paper Ribbon Wreath.


    1. WOW! What an amazing project! I love it!

    2. This project is fantastic! I love ow you used paper like ribbon. I have say my favorite trick was wrapping the wreath form in crepe paper. What a clever idea and less expensive than ribbon!

    3. This turned out adorable!!! I bought a Christmas wreath very similar to this made from ribbon loops last Christmas on Etsy and I love seeing the tricks on how to make one myself. :)


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