Add some cheer any time of the year with this easy tissue paper wreath

Although wreaths are often associated with the yuletide season, they can make elegant home decorations any time of year. Wreaths were once symbols of victory in ancient Rome. In German folklore, wreaths were meant as a symbol of continuing and sustaining life. Wreaths simply express hope in the future, in life and in ourselves.
If you're interested in this symbolism and you're feeling inspired to hang your own declaration of hope, you're in luck. With craft wire and tissue paper, you can create your own simple yet elegant wreath that will be timeless and need no season.
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Materials
- Tissue paper, about 8 pieces 15-by-20
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Benecreat Aluminum Craft Wire
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue
- Length of burlap or fabric
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Instructions
1. Place the sheets of tissue paper in a stack. Mmeasure 2 inches above the bottom edge and mark it. Cut along the marking to create long, thin strips.
2. Take one strip and fold it accordion-style all the way across. Repeat this with the rest of the strips.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have enough accordion pieces to make a full-looking wreath. Try choosing a few coordinating colors to add some visual depth to the wreath.
4. Pull a length of Benecreat Aluminum Craft Wire long enough to make a circle the size of the wreath, and cut it with wire cutters.
5. Form the wire into a circle but don't connect the ends.
6. Push one end of the wire through the middle of an accordion piece. Try alternating the colors throughout, or follow a specific pattern. The tutorial uses three pieces in the same color at a time.
7. Once you have strung a few pieces onto the wire, push them toward the other end.
8. Continue stringing on accordion pieces in the desired pattern until the wire is full.
9. Push the accordion pieces down a bit and twist together the two ends of wire to close the circle. Trim any excess wire with the wire cutters.
10. Go around the circle and check that the accordion pieces are evenly spaced and none are bunched up.
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11. Tie a length of burlap or fabric into a bow and attach it to the wreath with hot glue.
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