Easy Craft Idea: Rainbow Paper Wreath DIY

Looking to add a little color to your decorations this season? Try this cheery rainbow paper wreath craft! All you need is a little bit of time, colorful tissue paper, and some creativity. Let us show you how to make your own rainbow wreath here!

rainbow paper wreath made with paper mart tissue paper

Decorating With Color – Easy Rainbow Wall Art

A great way to incorporate the colors of the season throughout your decorations is by using bright and bold colors. Here, we used several packages of colorful tissue paper. Feel free to browse our selection of tissue or crepe paper for more options.

Your Rainbow Wreath Shopping List

This wreath DIY can be adapted to any color palette or design. For our wreath, we highlighted the color families found in the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet!

  • Tissue Paper
  • Hot Glue & Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Wood Sticks
  • 18” Foam Wreath Form
  • Ruler
flat lay of paper mart craft supplies

How To Make Your Paper Wreath

Step 1: Prep Your Foam Base

The first thing you want to do when creating a wreath is to prep your base. Using a wood stick and your foam wreath form, firmly insert your wooden stick approximately 1/2” into the foam and create a depression. Repeat until your form is fully covered in small 1/2” holes. 

Note: To make sure our wreath will be completely covered, we kept the spacing between each hole minimal. 

Step 2: Prep Your Paper

Next, it’s time to trim your colorful paper panels. Using your scissors, cut 15-20 pieces of red tissue paper (approximately 5” x 7”). Repeat with each color of tissue paper. For our wreath, we cut out 450 tissue paper pieces.

After your tissue paper has been cut, take one of your pieces and from the center, gather the tissue paper into a tapered point. Twist to maintain the shape. Repeat with each tissue paper piece.

closeup image of tissue paper twisted into a point at the center

Step 3: Add Your Color

Once each of your tissue paper pieces have been prepped, take your hot glue and add a small dot into one of the holes in your wreath. Add another small dot of glue onto the tapered end of your tissue paper. Insert your tissue paper into the hole. Repeat until your wreath form is fully covered.

close up image of paper mart tissue paper and foam wreath form

Note: To help maintain each colorful panel of your rainbow, start with a single color and gradually blend it out to the next color. 

image of colorful rainbow tissue paper wreath

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