A few weeks ago I shared a post about making ornaments with extra save the dates and wedding programs.  Since then I’ve been working on another project.

Y’all know I’m weirdly obsessed with wreaths.  I already made these book paper wreaths a while back in addition to my wine cork wreath …so I was hesitant to make yet another one, but I thought a paper rose bud wreath could be a neat way to put these pretty programs to use.

It took a lot of time watching TV with a pair of scissors glued to my cramping hand…but the end result is definitely worth it.

You’ll need:

  • Styrofoam Circle Base
  • Glue gun + LOTS of glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Wedding Programs/Invitations/whatever you want your paper roses to be made of
  • Ribbon to hang your wreath with


I covered my styrofoam base with paper to help the roses stay on better.


I also covered the back of the wreath with sheets of the program so the styrofoam wouldn’t flake all over the floor.

With some wine, a few SVU & Criminal Minds marathons, two weeks of patience and a few finger burns from that stupid glue gun…ta da!


I love it! Thanks so much for reading – XO –

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14 thoughts on “What to do with Extra Wedding Paper Items, Part II

  1. Wow, I’m impressed – I love your wedding program wreath too. When I was reading, one of my first thoughts was, “Wonder how many times she burned her fingers with the glue gun glue!” That stuff HURTS!!!! I LOVE that you are so crafty….I never would have expected this – but I have to say – you learned from a MAJOR crafter that you can do most anything if you put your mind to it! Way to go Kat!!!! Also, don’t forget you have two beautiful preserved boxwood wreaths from your wedding at home!!!!
    You are not only the “cat lady” but apparently “the wreath lady” too!

    1. Thank you!! My mother and I made the frame. We simply had an empty frame from a junk store we painted white and stapled silver wire (from a hardware store) in rows so I could clip things to it. A great way to display photos or Christmas cards!

  2. You did a great job! Now I know what I will do with my programs after my wedding day! Thanks and love reading your blog!

  3. This wreath is gorgeous!! I also love it hanging in front of all those photos hanging on the clothespins. That’s definitely something I need to make for myself. Now this might be so random, but it almost looks like there is a photo behind the wreath of Eli Manning? If not, it’s someone who looks like him! To me at least 🙂 Thanks for sharing this DIY post, it’s too cute! Love your blog!!

    1. That is a photo of Eli and myself — you are correct! I’m an Ole Miss grad and Eli and his family are fantastic people – the nicest of the nicest. Make yourself a wreath girlfriend! XO

  4. Just gorgeous. I’m curious – how did you finish the top of your ribbon that holds the wreath? I’m making a cork wreath Thursday night with some girlfriends and I’d love to replicate the way that you have yours hanging. Thanks!

    1. If you look at the photo 3rd from the bottom you’ll see that I basically just folded the top of the ribbon forward and then back toward me, creating a double fold. Then I secured the folded portion with a safety pin through the back. That way I could nail the ribbon to the wall under the fold so it wasn’t visible. Does that make any sense?

  5. I just gotta say, I truly admire you for sticking it out and getting this done – bc it looks amazing! Girl, I don’t think I could make it through getting this project done…I’d give up at paper roll number 10, I’d bet. Such a great project though!

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