The Forty Five Minute White Wreath

45 Minutes

You all loved the five-minute wreath I made last month so I decided to make another one. This time I am making a Forrty-Five Minute White Wreath with paper lunch bags!

Yep, you read that correctly, with paper lunch bags! If you have a little bit of time, no crafting ability whatsoever, and want to give crafting a try, this is the craft for you!

Easy Craft for Crafting Newbies and Kids

I have been crafting for my whole life. I literally cannot remember a time when I wasn’t attempting to make something. Sewing was my first love, but I quickly learned about macrame, crochet, jewelry making, and glue guns and I have never looked back.

While I am an experienced crafter, I always strive to make sure that what I have to share is meaningful and approachable to everyone who reads my blog and follows along. So I have started adding some really simple, no crafting knowledge, experience, or ability required!

I don’t know about you, but I learn from watching a video, so I made one for you. I think it’s easier than trying to follow a step by step. Watch and then do!

*I uploaded a new video that isn’t quite so fast. this should help!

How to Make a White Wreath

What do I love most about this wreath? I love that it does not look like it is made from paper lunch bags!

Materials Needed to Make This White Wreath
  • 18″ (or smaller) straw wreath, leave the plastic on or the straw will disintegrate and shed everywhere
  • 25-35 white paper bags
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Ribbon

For those of you who prefer a step by step, here you go!

  1. Watch the video for reference
  2. Open the bag
  3. Put your hand inside the bag and punch in the two outside edges of the bottom of the bag.
  4. Pinch the center of the bottom of the bag with your thumb and forefinger
  5. With your other hand, twist the bag while maintaining the pinch in the bottom of the bag
  6. Twist the bag 2 times
  7. Remove your hand from the bag
  8. Turn the edges of the top of the bag up towards the twisted area
  9. Ta-da, you have a paper rose

To assemble the wreath, I glued three rows of flowers onto the wreath. the first row was alongside the outside edge. The second row was on top of the wreath. And the third row was on the inside of the wreath.

  1. Plug in your glue gun to warm it up
  2. Begin by glueing the roses in a horizontal line, one on top of the wreath, one on the inside of the wreath and one towards the outside of the wreath so that the roses are all snuggly together not leaving any gaps
  3. Continue glueing the roses around the circumfrence of the wreath until the entire wreath is covered. The top, inside and outer edge
  4. Once the wreath is covered in paper roses, cut a length of stain ribbon and thread through the middle of the wreath around the top of the wreath to create a loop. You can tie a knot or glue gun the ribbon together

Have fun with this craft. I left the paper bags white, but you could paint them also. How much fun would that be to do with your little ones? Perfection is not required, only imagination!

Below is everything you need to make this paper lunch bag wreath!
Still not going to craft? Here are some gorgeous faux wreaths!

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  • Pam-ella Pam-ella on Sep 30, 2022

    When people do a lot of crafting & make a video, it's never as slow as they think it is. I'm new to crafting so I need it to be s-l-o-w, really s-l-o-w! It's beautiful! I wish I could make it. I'll enjoy it vicariously through you. 🙃

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 01, 2022

    Your paper roses are awesome! Perfect decorations for any event. How about covering the homecoming float with them?! Easter bonnets! Paper roses prom dress! 😁 Thank you for sharing