Easy Patterned Paper Wreath

With just a few sheets of patterned paper and those "leftover" embellishments we never know what to do with you can create a fun and easy wreath that is perfect for any season!

SUPPLIES:
styrofoam wreath
Xyron Creative Station with Permanent Refill
3-4 sheets coordinating patterned paper (I used the Jillibean Soup Chit Chat Chowder collection)
coordinating embellishments
trimmer (I tried this Swingline Guillotine Trimmer - see below)
scissors
assorted adhesive

{FTC Disclaimer - this project and these opinions are mine all mine! I received some items used in this post free of charge, and this post does contain affiliate links...so I may make a few pennies if you buy something.}

Cut patterned paper in to 22-24 1.5”x12” strips. *As you may know, Xyron was recently purchased by Acco Brands, which owns a bunch of office supply companies - including Swingline. They sent me a guillotine trimmer which was perfect for this project because I was able to cut three sheets of patterned paper at a time! Gotta love a time saver!*

Run multiple strips side by side through the Creative Station (note: the pattern you want to see on the wreath is the pattern that should be facing up when you put it through the machine).

One at a time, remove the strips from the backing and loosely loop around the foam wreath.  Line up the ends and press them together BEFORE pressing the rest of the strip to itself.  The adhesive will hold the strip to the wreath.

Repeat with remaining strips, slightly overlapping each strip at the base (the part that touches the wreath). 

Once the wreath is completely covered, trim the edges of each strip at a "V" - aka banner cut, fishtail, dovetail, notch, etc. TIP: cut up the middle of the paper, then cut in at each side to make the V cut.

Embellish as desired!

This is a great project for a girls' night - let your friends go through your stash of paper and embellishments to create a wreath they love!