We’re over the moon about these darling mail inspired paper wreaths that Sarah from our Design Team created. These wreaths are Valentine’s Day themed, but you could make the same thing with any kind of papers you want. Change out the colors for something brighter or pastel and try with white boxes., or maybe pink boxes for a bakery-themed wreath. So many options. The chipboard paper wreaths we have combined with the letter and box punches from We R Memory Keepers make this craft easier than it looks. Below is all the info you need.
We used the 12″ Chipboard Ring for the envelope and boxes wreath and the 6″ Chipboard Ring and the Mini Envelope Punch Board for the wreath with just the envelopes (see below). All products shown here currently available in all Craft Warehouse stores.
• Paper Accents Chipboard Rings (12″ rings come in a pack of 2, 6″ rings come in a pack of 4)
• We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (standard size)
• We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board
• Scrapbook paper of your choice (we are using here the Forever My Always paper collection from Pebbles)
• Plain Brown Kraft paper for boxes (or color of your choice)
• Bakers Twine
• Glue Gun
• Acrylic Paint (optional)
- If you want to paint the paper wreath do so first and wait till dry. (If you plan on covering the whole thing, you don’t need to paint it. We only painted the smaller envelope one shown below)
- Create about 30 small envelopes of varying sizes from different patterns of scrapbook paper. The sizes we used here (this is for the 12″ wreath) were 2″ x 2″, 1″ x 1″ and 1′ x 2″.
- Tie 7 bunches of 3 together with twine (A). Use varying sizes in each bundle.
- Make about 10 mini boxes (B). We made different sizes in Small.
- Take the leftover envelopes and glue those down as a base for the wreath (C).
- Glue down the boxes around the wreath between envelopes so that the chipboard is mostly covered (D)
- Take the 7 bundles of letters you have and place them between the packages
- Once the arrangement is how you want it, put some glue on the side of the envelopes and secure them in place (E).