Several weeks ago some friends of mine hosted/attended what looked like a ridiculously amazing workshop with this lady and me being an estimated bazillion miles away, decided to channel my fomo into a festive solo cutting sesh. For everyone else who have missed-out, here's how to make your own entry level paper wreath.
You will need: a pencil, cartridge paper (or something fancier if you're so inclined), an exacto knife (treat yourself to a new blade!), a cutting mat, a sprig of foliage from the garden and a bit of patience.
Step 1 Try your best to trace your little foliage sprig onto the paper, holding the ends together. Don't worry if it looks like a mess now. Trust me.
Step 2 Cut out the entire wreath on the inside of your pencil lines. Once all cut out, you can go back over and give some parts (like the stems for example) a bit more detail.
Step 3 Decide what to do with your paper wreath. I suggest:
Deck the halls/tree/gifts/table/door, frame it, make a chain, découpage it onto something, give it away, keep it, admire it, adorn it with glitter/dried flowers/pom poms, post it.
I decided to stop while I was ahead but I think with a bit of practise and a lot of time you could make something pretty intricate. Oh and maybe you're an illustrator or calligrapher and want to bring it alive through another medium?
Let me know if you have any more tips on technique or suggestions for use okay? And definitely show me if you give it a go!