We all love placing a wreath on our front door at Christmas, and now you can easily make your own using a little paper and some festive red buttons.

Here we’ve used a die-cutting machine to simplify the crafting process and make it a really speedy project but you can always cut out your leaves by hand if you don’t have a die-cutter.

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You will need:

  • Die-cutting machine
  • Leaf nesting dies
  • Three A4 sheets of varying green card
  • Red buttons
  • Tacky PVA Glue
  • Wide green ribbon

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How to make the paper Christmas wreath

1. Using leaf dies and a die-cutter, cut out a variety of different sized leaves in different green card.

2. Arrange the largest leaves in a circle, overlapping at the edges. Once you’re happy with the design glue in place.
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3. In the centre of the first layer, glue the next size down leaf over the top.

Layered leaves | Woman's Weekly | Craft | Paper

4. Repeat until you’ve used up all your leaves, finishing with the smallest die-cut out. Don’t worry if the glue shows around the edges of the leaves as it will dry clear.

Glued leaves | Woman's Weekly | Craft | Paper

5. Glue the red buttons in the centre of each of the leaves, about three per leaf. Allow to dry.

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6. Turn the wreath over and glue a wide piece of ribbon to the back for hanging.

Ribbon Hanging paper christmas wreath | Woman's Weekly | Craft | Paper

7. Once dry, your paper Christmas wreath is ready to go on display for all to admire!

Display paper christmas wreath | Woman's Weekly | Craft | Paper

If you’ve enjoyed this Christmas craft tutorial, then take a look at these other festive projects:

How to sew scented Christmas heart decorations

How to decoupage a Christmas card

How to make a Nordic Christmas card