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Wreath How-Tos

We show you how to turn everyday materials into fabulous holiday wreaths.

Photos by Alison Gootee, James Westman, Rita Maas

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polka dot wreath
James Westman
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Polka-Dot Wreath

What you need: Round foam wreath form; circle-shaped paper punches in different sizes (ours range from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches); patterned card stock; adhesive for paper and foam (such as Perfect Glue 1); solid paper for bow; decorative paper edger; ruler; scissors.

Here's how: Punch circles of varying sizes from patterned card stock. Glue circles to front of wreath, overlapping edges as shown. Cut 2 long strips of paper 1 1/2 inches wide; trim with decorative paper edgers. Gently loop one end of strip to center; secure with dab of glue; repeat with other strip. Lay one over the other so loops look like a bow. Cover the middle with a smaller loop of paper; glue on underside. Glue onto bottom center of wreath.

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