Get into the festive spirit with this DIY paper box colour wreath
25 Nov 2020
This simple project is a great Christmas decoration idea for beginners. Make this a family activity and get the children involved although adults should always be in charge of the hot glue gun.
Use your favourite Resene colours to create a look which coordinates with your tree and home decorations. Traditional red, white and green can take centre stage, or try a retro pink and yellow scheme. For this project, Vanessa chose Resene colours from the grey/green colour palette.
Nine Resene colours were chosen for this wreath: Resene Stromboli, Resene Yucca, Resene Pewter, Resene Nebula, Resene Rainee, Resene Rivergum, Resene Spanish Green, Resene Gondwana and Resene Cutty Sark.
You will need
- 27 square 6cm x 6cm boxes (ours were from Look Sharp)
Resene testpots in your choice of colours; Vanessa used Resene Stromboli, Resene Yucca, Resene Pewter, Resene Nebula, Resene Rainee, Resene Rivergum, Resene Spanish Green, Resene Gondwana and Resene Cutty Sark.
- Hot-glue gun and glue
- Cardboard and scissors
- Step 1 Paint each box in your chosen colours.
Step 2 Cut lengths of natural twine at a length long enough to tie a bow around the box. Tie a bow on 11 of the 27 boxes (these are the ones that will sit on the top layer of the wreath).
Step 3 Create the wreath base ring. Cut out a large cardboard ring measuring 40cm in diameter on the outside edge and 32cm in diameter on the inner edge.
Step 4 Paint the cardboard ring in one of the colours used on the boxes.
Step 5 Glue the 16 boxes without the twine bows in even spacings around the circle.
Step 6 Glue the 11 remaining boxes (with the twine bows) around the wreath sitting on approximately every second box to create a 3D effect. Leave to dry.
Step 7 Attach a piece of jute string to the top of the main ring and hang on door.
Styling Vanessa Nouwens
Images Bryce Carleton