DIY Vintage Christmas Paper Napkin Wreath

DIY Vintage Christmas Paper Napkin Wreath

paper napkin wreathDSC_5453Hi guys! I love finding different ideas to make unusual Christmas wreaths. I found this vintage Better Homes and Gardens Treasury of Christmas Ideas book at the thrift store last year. It is a book made with their favorite projects and ideas from their yearly Christmas Ideas Magazine issues. When I was looking through it there were several wreath and door decorations I loved, but this napkin wreath really struck my fancy and I decided to make one of my own. Check it out:

Here’s What You Need:

*Medium Wire Wreath Form

*Cocktail Size Paper Napkins

*Luncheon Size Paper Napkins

*Ruffled Crepe Paper Garland

*Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


*Small piece of felt

Here is the original:

Untitled-80 Untitled-81Basically you start with your larger napkins on the outer two rings. You fold the sides of the napkin in to form the cone shape. Then you fold the pointed end of the napkin behind the top ring and over the top two rings. Place a generous amount of glue on the folded end of the napkin and press into the flat piece of the napkin. Fold and glue your next piece next to the first. Continue on gluing them until you have covered the outer wring of the wreath. Do the same with your small napkins but glue them to the inner rings of the wreath form. For my wreath I glued my small napkins backwards so that the snowman design was seen. If you are using an all over pattern, then gluing them forwards is just right.

To make the garland, cut four long strips of crepe paper. Stitch down the center either by hand or machine with a basting stitch. Gather the paper. Glue the ruffled paper garland to the opening of the wreath. Separate the layers of crepe paper with your fingers ruffling it up more.

Cut a length of ribbon. Fold in half. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the back of the wreath at the top. Glue a small piece of felt on top of the ribbon for extra security.

DSC_5456 DSC_5462 DSC_5464What do you think? It’s pretty darn cute right! One thing I was surprised about was just how large this wreath turned out. I love the size of it! It looks like a big flower on my wall. I love it! I am really happy with how it turned out! It was fun and easy to make, and really very inexpensive. I hope you all will give it a try sometime too. I’ll be back tomorrow with another holiday gift guide. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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7 Responses

  1. Linda Mason

    Your wreath is much cuter than the magazine version!

  2. Love the polka dots and snowmen! Are those vintage napkins? If they aren’t, where did you find them?

    • Thank you Anne! The napkins are new. I believe I bought these at Tuesday Morning this year. It is a discount store like a Marshalls or Home Goods, etc. I still have some left if you can’t find any napkins you like, let me know and I’ll sell you some cheap :)

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  4. Super cute! Love the vintage snowmen & dots. Who knew paper napkins could do that?