Hanging Paper Wreath – Pride Edition

Pride’s back again this June and it’s time to fly your colours! This week, I decided to make a cute pride inspired paper wreath for the month. I was chatting to a good friend recently about easy crafts for the month that anyone can do.  That’s when I realised that I’ve focused on foam projects lately. Papercraft is so much easier to for beginners, so enter this easy-to-make paper wreath!

While decorating my bedroom, I decided I needed some way to show off my Pride colours. Every time I see my flag, it brings a smile to my face and reminds me that I’m part of a wonderful and supportive community. I wanted to bring that pep in my step to my bedroom. That way, I can be reminded when I wake up and when I go to bed; the two times I need it the most!

Enter, this cute paper wreath. It’s bright and colourful, and will help give your room a lovely pop of colour! A small one will be a perfect accent to a room or workspace. On the other hand, a larger one can be an awesome centrepiece for any room!

Give this project a go below. Don’t forget to show your photos on social media with the hashtag #ConfoundedDIY, I want to see how your projects go! Or, post them in the comments below. Send this craft to other LGBT folk you know, so they can spend a relaxing afternoon putting together their own pride inspired wreath. Or, check out the other LGBT crafts I have available here!

LGBT Pride Paper Wreath

LGBT Pride Paper Wreath

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: ♥♥♡♡♡

Awesome paper wreaths that are perfect for showing your pride!

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Coloured paper
  • String
  • (Optional) Printer paper + Felt tipped pens

Tools

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Lay a large plate onto the cardboard and draw around it.
  2. Cut it out.
  3. Draw five equal distant lines on your circle. This will make a total of six stripes.
  4. Draw a circle inside your larger circle, using a smaller plate or a cup.
  5. Cut out the smaller circle. You will now have a doughnut shape.
  6. Cut small leaf shapes from your red paper that are roughly 5cm long.
  7. (Optional) If you don't have red paper, cut leaves from printer paper, and colour them in with red felt.
  8. Roll the leaves against a pencil to make them curve.
  9. Place a dab of glue on one end of a leaf, and glue it into the top stripe of your doughnut. Start on the right and move left, filling the stripe with red leaves.
  10. Next, cut small leaf shapes from your orange paper. Roll them on a pencil to curve them.
  11. Fill the second stripe by gluing the orange leaves. On the left, lay the orange leaves over the right ones. On the right, tuck the orange leaves under the red ones.
  12. Repeat steps 10-11 with yellow, green, blue, and purple.
  13. To hang: Glue a loop of string to the back of your paper wreath, at the top. Let the glue dry before hanging.

Notes

If you want to do another flag, you will need to change the number of stripes to the number on your preferred flag. Change the colour of your leaves as needed, but follow the instructions in the same way.

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