Picture of Map Rose Wreath

In this instructable you will learn how to make your own map rose wreath. It's a great decoration for any time of year.

Things you will need-

  • A metal wreath frame, (you could also use a foam wreath or even just a cardboard circle)
  • Maps (I used maps from an old atlas book that was out of date which I got at a library sale.)
  • Scissors
  • A hot glue gun
  • Pen or pencil (I used a pencil but a pen might be easier to see)
  • Red ribbon
  • Toy plane (I got one from Wal-Mart and painted it red)

Step 1: Prepare Paper Circle

Picture of Prepare Paper Circle

Start by drawing a circle on your map. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle but you could trace around something like a lid or bowl if you would rather not draw it by hand. I used a pencil the first time I did this project so I would be able to erase if I made a mistake but a pen shows up better in pictures so I used a pen for this tutorial.

Cut the circle out.

After the circle is cut you will start from the outside edge of the circle and cut it to make a spiral to the inside of the circle leaving enough room in the middle for you to glue the rest of the flower later as you see in the picture. You could also draw a spiral on and then cut along it if you wanted too.

lcdc591 year ago

Very Cool!!!!!!!

karl841 year ago
Your imagery is very interesting.
MarisaMoon1 year ago

Wow, that's something new

Wow it looks so pretty! The rose look like they're rainbow and colors play so well off the bright red plane. Thanks for sharing!