December 8 – Summer Fullerton
“Remember those box paper chains you used to make as a kid? Well, I used them to make this super unique paper chain wreath.
It’s hard to say exactly how much paper I used I really didn’t do the best job at keeping track because I used scraps along with whole sheets. I estimate I used approximately 1 1/2 sheets of 12×12 cardstock for each chain. The wreath is wrapped with 4 long paper chains in total.
Get folding … an individual paper chain made from the 12×12 paper isn’t very long so it takes a lot to make a chain long enough to wrap around the embroidery hoop. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the short chains together. If needed use binder clips or close pins to hold the chain together until the glue cools. Once your chain is long enough wrap around the hoop as shown in the photo
I found this idea on Pinterest it originally came from http://www.michelemademe.com/2011/06/series-6-box-chain-5-paper-wreath.html.
Thanks for the inspiration Michele it was a lot of folding but well worth it in the end. Happy Holidays and keep on crafting ~ Summer