January 21, 2013

Paper Medallion & Faux Bois Valentine Wreath

Using just a few supplies, I created this wreath for my Valentine’s Day mantel display. Let me show you how to craft a wreath of your own for Valentine’s Day to outfit your home in style!


For this project, you will need…

  • Wreath form
  • Wrapping paper (I purchased both the red faux bois and the grey and white herringbone paper from Target around the holidays)
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Hot glue
  • Kraft paper
  • Lace
  • Various scrapbooking supplies: letter stickers, ribbon, buttons, etc.
To start, use your rotary cutter to cut strips of wrapping paper that are 2.5″ wide. (You will need quite a few strips to cover your wreath form, so plan to use a good deal of wrapping paper!)

Wrap the wreath form with the wrapping paper strips, as shown, securing the strips to the wreath with hot glue as you work.

Make 3 stacked paper medallions to embellish your wreath. (I shared a great tutorial for how to make these in my Embellished Witch Hat tutorial from last Halloween.) Use Kraft paper for the base of each and wrapping paper (or other pretty paper) for the top layers. Adorn the center of each medallion with stickers and other embellishments. Adhere the assembled medallions to the left side of your wreath with hot glue.

Finish your wreath with a swag of pretty scalloped lace and any other embellishments that strike your fancy. (I used a fun calendar embellishment from my stash of scrapbooking supplies.)

All finished!

This wreath is so simple to put together, but it really makes a great statement!

Paper medallions like these were all the rage at this year’s CHA show, and the best part about them (other than how pretty they are) is how easy they are to make.

This wreath is the anchor object in my Valentine mantelscape. I hope you’ll stop back in tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the full “tour” of the display.

Thanks so much for making PS a part of your day!

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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9 Responses to Paper Medallion & Faux Bois Valentine Wreath

  1. keri @ shaken together January 21, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    I love the faux bois paper and all the little touches from your scrapbook embellishments … I have that same little calendar 🙂

  2. Torrie January 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    I am so kicking myself for not buying that wrapping paper. You are doing awesome things with it!

  3. Vanessa January 21, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi, Amy

    This looks great! Love how it came out and so easy to do too.


  4. Crystal January 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Love it! I can’t believe you made it out of wrapping paper. So genius!

  5. Lauren January 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Very pretty! I’d love it if you would share it at my Funday Sunday party that opens up Saturday at http://www.the-crafty-cowgirl.com! Hope to see you there!

  6. Victoria January 30, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Oh gosh, I just LOVE the faux bois!! I featured this in my roundup today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2013/01/10-valentine-wreaths.html

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 1, 2013 at 6:27 am #

      Thanks so much, Victoria!

  7. Lauren H February 11, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    Love that faux bois wrapping paper! I have a burlap wreath that I’m trying to repurpose for each holiday (Trying to avoid unnecessary storage and clutter). I wonder if some medallions would do the trick. Thoughts?

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