I saw these beautiful paper wreaths on Living with Lindsay, fell in love with them right away. The only trouble being that I do not have a hot glue gun (I really need one, haha) and I couldn't find one of the wreath hoops anywhere (admittedly I didn't look that hard). So I came up with a plan.
You will need
Tape (I used electrical tape, it seemed to stick the best)
Two circular objects to draw around, one for the inside and one for the outside.
An old book (I used Dracula, not particularly festive but the book was old and falling apart anyway. See how guilty I feel about cutting up a book, I have to try and justify it.)
My book was already old and yellowed, so I didn't need to make it look vintage. If you like you can paint the edges with brown paint or coffee stain it to make it look old.
Draw around your two circles on the cardboard and cut it out, you should now have a cardboard hoop.
Take some pages from your book and cut them into 4 pieces each for the mini wreath, or you can judge the size you need by the size of your cardboard hoop.
Fold up the pages like a fan and tape to the edges of the cardboard, the inside and outside edges. Fold them over to the other side.
On the side you've folded the pages over to, continue to tape on more pieces until you've filled the cardboard. Tape a little ribbon to the back to hang the wreath with.
You have to be careful with this, mine fell apart on me a couple of times... mostly due to toddler intervention.
For more detailed instructions, here is the original guide from Living with Lindsay. You may find it easier to follow her instructions. I'm going to make one of hers when I can get the materials.
Next on my list are paper snowflakes for Mikey's room, crocheted decorations, paper cutout garland, Finger Knitted garland, a christmas hanging jumble of decorations and some sewn, stuffed christmas shapes made from fabric scraps.