This DIY buffalo check wreath features rolled paper flowers in bright colors. The combo of black, white and color is so fresh and fun!
There are two parts to this wreath project: wrapping the wreath and making the paper flowers.
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Start with a foam wreath form. Cut 3-4″ strips of fabric, then pin one end of the fabric into the foam and start wrapping it around. When you reach the end of the fabric strip, pin the ends into place. Repeat this process until all of the foam is covered.
I tried to keep all of the pins on the back side of the wreath form so they wouldn’t show when it’s hanging on my door.
The next step is to make the paper flowers. I used my favorite crafting tool of all time— the Silhouette Cameo. Seriously, if you don’t have one yet, you need one.
Download cut files from Silhouette Design Store and cut the designs out of cardstock. I used these cut files:
But there are dozens of flower shapes available in the Design Store, so feel free to search for the ones you love most.
To make a rolled paper flower, follow these steps:
- Shape the flower petals by curving them gently around a pencil. This makes the flower look more lifelike.
- Start at the outside edge of the spiral and start rolling the paper together, keeping the flat edge even as you go.
- Add a dab of hot glue to the circle center part and press the rolled part into the glue to hold the rolled layers into place.
- Add a center if desired. I didn’t this time, but a little gemstone or button would be cute.
The last step to making this cute wreath is to hot glue the flowers onto the wreath form. Easy peasy!
Enjoy the fun little video tutorial of this project:
I also added some tropical leaves to the mix just to have an excuse to add more color. I also cut those out with my Silhouette machine.
I love how this wreath turned out. It’s so happy and perfect for summer. I’m thinking that when fall hits, I’ll peel off the flowers and make some new flowers in autumn colors. Wouldn’t that be so cute?! And heck, I may even peel off the autumn flowers and add paper poinsettias when Christmas rolls around. I love a good, versatile project!
Comments & Reviews
Love it. Thinking of doing my office in the black and white buffalo check. Good idea
Thanks for sharing
I love buffalo check. Your office will be so cute!
Terry Schultz says
I love your gingham check wreath. How ever, I don’t have any cutting machines. So I am trying to figure out how to make them by hand! HELP. Any ideas? Helpful hints?
You could always buy paper flowers from the craft store. Without a cutting machine, it’s really hard to make rolled paper flowers. If cutting by hand, I recommend flowers with individual petals like these: https://www.thecraftpatchblog.com/how-to-make-paper-flowers/
Sharon Griffin says
I have the large print gingham (black and White) comfort in my bedroom. Black and White, love it. I have always wanted a year round wreath. Now I have my B&W and can make it and change the flowers with each season or holiday.
I love the way thigs are made, they show everything step by step I really love this app, or page, And I think that I will tell my friends about, this am sure they will love it.