Paper Curl Valentine Wreath Tutorial

Paper Curl Valentine Wreath Tutorial

A simple and fun valentine wreath made from paper curls. Use any cute valentine themed paper to create this fun piece of home decor.

If you are looking for more fabulous Valentine ideas, try getting crafty with your kids, make a rustic Valentine themed sign,  or if you want a different style wreath we also have a fun modern Valentine Wall or door hanging.

Okay, I haven’t made a wreath since last spring (if I am remembering right)  And I think they are fun, so I decided to make another one.  I saw the idea on Better Homes and Gardens for a paper curls wreath and I loved it, plus it helps me to use up my old scrap book paper supply, which is not being used other wise!  Who else is no longer scrappin’, by show of hands? (but don’t hold your hand up, too long, cuz I can’t see you, and your arm will get tired)

Anyway, here it is!  I made this last night, and it was super fast!

List of Supplies

Many of these supplies for a paper curl Valentine wreath can probably be found around the home if you craft regularly.

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Supplies to make a Pink Paper Curl Valentine Wreath craft idea at

Wreath Tutorial Steps

1. Start by wrapping your wreath form with a similar color to your paper.  Then set aside.

Wrapping a wreath with fabric Wreath Wrapping to create a pretty project

2. Cut your 12 sheets of paper into 1/2” by 12” strips.  I cut 2 sheets at a time.  (next time I might do a little less thick strips, somewhere  around 3/8”).  I used about 3/4 solid colored paper (but printed) and 1/4 contrasting light paper.  I feel like it was a good balance.  Fold the 12” strips in half.

Cutting out scrapbook paper for a fun craft project Preparing paper for paper curling

3. Begin curling your strips.  I found that holding my scissors at about a 45 degree angle with the paper helped to make the curls long, rather than just curling onto themselves.

Simple to make Wreath out of scrapbook paper at

When curling the paper, start in the center and do one side, then curl the other side. so you have two curls per strip, this will help you fill up the wreath faster!

Paper curling technique for a Wreath at

Pink Paper Curl how to

I curled a good amount of my paper first.  And while it is hard to tell, I keep the colors in four separate piles.

5. Once most of my paper strips were curled, I took the form and using just one color I evenly distributed that color around the entire wreath, using straight pins.

Using straight pins apply paper curls to form for a pretty look

6. Once, the first layers were on the entire wreath,  I continued to fill in blank spots with the other two solid colors.  Trying to fill in both the front and two sides of the wreath.  Once the wreath was filled in, I begin to use the contrasting color, evenly distributed around the wreath.

Pink and pretty Paper Curl Valentine Wreath at

7. When that was all done, I curled a bit more paper and filled in any extra blank spots (especially on the bottom of the sides), and Ta-Da!  I was done!

A pretty way to decorate your home with a paper curl Valentine Wreath at

More ideas for decorating with wreaths

Wreaths generally go on doors, but they can do so much more. Here are more ideas for where to add a cute valentine wreath around your home.

  • Above a mantle
  • on a window
  • on a cabinet door
  • on interior doors
  • on exterior doors
  • on the back of chairs
  • use the wreath as a centerpiece and add a candle or vase of flowers in the middle
  • hang it on a wall, or above a bed

What do you think of the  paper curl Valentine wreath tutorial?  If you want to see another great idea for a Valentine wreath check out the argyle valentine wreath I made last year and the cupcake liner heart from a few years ago.

Be sure to pin this Valentine Wreath for later:

An easy but pretty way to dress up your home for Valentine's Day. Steps for making a Pink Paper Curl Valentine Wreath craft idea at

Originally posted 1.22.2013 // Updated 1.31.2020

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