How to Make a Holiday Wreath out of Duct Tape

This is a simple project but is very time consuming but the outcome is more than worth it.

What you will need:

26 gauge metal wire
at least 2 – 3 rolls of colored duct tape
foam circle wreath
scissors
glue or low heat glue gun
paint (to match duct tape optional)
wire cutters

start off by cutting at least 100 pieces of wire about 2 inches long (you may have to make more)
Next stretch out a long piece of duct tape, maybe 12″ or so and place wire in a single line on the tape about 1 1/2 inches apart

Now cut another piece of tape the same length as the tape with the wire and place on top.
Now use something the press or outline the tape, you can use your nail, butter knife or I used the plastic my wire was rolled on.

Now cut in between each piece of wire. After the squares are cut, you can cut each piece into leaf shapes. They don’t need to all be the same and the bottom wont show.

After each leaf is cut you will want to fold the wire at the bottom in half to make it a little stronger to push into the foam.

*hint* While you are getting the leafs cut (or before to allow for drying) I would recommend paint the foam to match the leaves. The foam is a pain to paint so it doesn’t have to be perfect just enough for color for areas that may show.

After all the leaves are cut you are ready to make the wreath.

Place a little bit of glue on the wire and the bottom of the leaf. Start on the outside of the wreath then work your way into the middle. Just push each leaf in one by one until it’s completely covered then you are done.

That’s it! This is a very easy project but it does take a lot of time and you may have to keep making leaves as you go. After you are done it looks great on it’s own or decorate as you like.

 

 

Comments

  1. Linda says:

    I loved the wreaths you made and I am going to make one like them. It looked easy to make and thank you for showing us how to make one. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR PROJECT.

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