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DIY: Paper Concertina Wreath

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This clever paper craft will give you a new take on the traditional holiday wreath.

What you’ll need:

• Old calendar pages, cardstock or wallpaper ends, etc. You can use any type of paper.
• Utility knife
• Cutting mat
• Pencil
• Ruler
• White glue
• Hot glue
• Paper clips
• Wooden wreath form (available at craft stores)

How-to:

  1. Using a utility knife, cut a piece of  paper into four equal rectangular pieces.
  2. With a pencil and ruler, mark out 2 cm–wide (¾”) sections on the back of the paper along the length.
  3. Fold the edge up to the mark, flip the paper over and fold it again until you reach the mark. Fold the paper in concertina fashion to make a fan. Repeat with the other pieces.
  4. Use white glue to attach the ends of each fan to the beginnings of the others (use paperclips to hold them while the glue is drying) until you have all the pieces connected into a long rectangular shape.
  5. Fold up the fan and pinch one end. Allow it to open and form a circular shape. Add hot adhesive to the center to secure, and squeeze until the glue dries.
  6. Glue the fan ends together to form a circle. Repeat the process until you have enough circles to cover your wreath form. Attach each circle to the wreath form using hot glue.

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