Make 3D Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths ~ Christmas paper craft with step-by-step instructions and photos that is easy and fun for children and adults to make!
I love to make 3D paper flower Christmas wreaths every year! I started making them when I was an elementary classroom teacher. It was the perfect paper craft to enjoy making with my students during the last week before the Christmas holiday break. I would put on Christmas music for us to listen to while we traced, cut out and shaped the 3D Christmas flowers for our Christmas wreaths.
It is a perfect Christmas paper craft for both children and adults! It is inexpensive because the wreaths are made from card stock paper and just a bit of glitter. It is fun to make 3D paper flowers wreaths and display them around the house for the Christmas season!
Here is how to…
Make 3D Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths
Materials Per Wreath
- 1 sheet 12” x 12” white scrapbook paper
- gold spray paint
- 1 sheets 8 ½” x 11” white card stock paper
- 1 sheets 8 ½” x 11” red card stock paper
- 1 sheet green glittered scrapbook paper or glitter foam sheet
- PDF flower petal and leaf pattern
- white craft glue
- gold glitter
- red glitter
Make a circle wreath shape on the 12” x 12” white scrapbook paper using this method:
- use a dinner plate to create the outer circle
- use a ruler to measure and mark with a pencil two inches inside the circumference of the circle
- use the measured points as a guide to fill in the inner circle with a pencil
Cut out the circle wreath shape.
Paint with gold spray paint on the front side.
Use the PDF flower petal and leaf pattern to trace and cut the following:
- 8 large white flowers
- 8 small white flower shapes
- 16 red flower petal shapes
- 8 green glittered leaf shapes
Tip Time: Fold the white and red card stock paper in half before tracing the flower and petal shapes. Keep the paper folded in half when you cut out the shapes. Now you are cutting out double at the same time.
Use an eraser to erase the pencil marks if they are still visible after cutting out the shapes.
Curl up the edges of each flower and petal with a pencil crayon or screw driver.
Make two white flowers using the following procedure:
- Apply glue to the center of one of the large white flowers. Place the second white flower on top making sure to place it so the petals are lined up with the spaces of the bottom flower as shown in the photograph.
- Follow the same procedure for the small white flowers.
- Glue the small white flowers to the large white flowers.
- Allow to dry thoroughly.
Make two red flowers using the following procedure:
- Apply glue to the center of the first red petal. Place the second red petal on top in a cross-like fashion.
- Apply glue to the center of this red petal and place the third red petal in a diagonal fashion.
- Apply glue to the center of this red petal and place the fourth petal in the opposite diagonal fashion.
- Allow to dry thoroughly.
Apply white craft glue to the center of each 3D flower. Shake a liberal amount of red glitter onto the glue in the center of the white flowers. Shake a liberal amount of gold glitter onto the glue in the center of the red flowers.
Allow glue to dry thoroughly.
Shake off and discard the excess glitter when the glue is dry.
Arrange and glue the 3D Christmas flowers onto the gold side of the paper wreath.
Glue the green glittered leaves on either side of the red 3D flowers.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
Loop a ribbon around the completed wreath the length of how you would like to display it.
That is it! That is how easy and fun it is to make 3D paper flower Christmas wreaths! Mine are hanging on the kitchen cupboard doors! I just used blue painter’s tape to hold them in place.
Final Comments: I made these with my students in the classroom but they would also make a great family or children’s Christmas party craft too!
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