DIY a fast, fun and festive Mardi Gras Wreath

Believe it or not, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is next Tuesday! Today’s DIY Mardi Gras wreath is easy and colorful, just like Mardi Gras. Fringed tissue paper always reminds me of piñatas and parties, and I decided that a Fringed, Tissue Paper Mardi Gras Wreath was the perfect way to celebrate. So, last night I pulled out the tissue paper and made a Fringed, Tissue Paper Mardi Gras Wreath in about an hour’s time.

DIY a colorful Mardi Gras Wreath.

To make a Fringed, Tissue Paper Mardi Gras Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Tissue paper in purple, green and yellow
  • Ribbon, 8 – 10”
  • Optional: Mardi Gras Jester Jingle Wand
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; optional: rotary cutter and cutting mat

To make a Fringed, Tissue Paper Mardi Gras Wreath:

1. Cut tissue paper into strips 2-1/2” wide and 8” long. Layer together four strips of one color and cut fringe. Your cuts should be approximately 1-1/2” long.

How to DIY a fun, festive & fast Mardi Gras Wreath.

Each stripe consists of four strips of tissue paper. The strips measure 2-1/2″ x 8″.

2. Wrap the fringed strip around the wreath, pinning the strip in back.

3. Continue wrapping the wreath in fringed strips, alternating colors as you go. If needed, make a small pleat in the tissue paper to keep the strip smooth as you go. I wrapped the wreath in eight strips of each color, for a total of 24 stripes.

DIY a fun, fast Mardi Gras Wreath. Tutorial on

If needed, add a pin and a pleat to keep the fringed strip snug around the wreath.

4. If there is a small gap between the first strip and the last, add a small strip of fringe to help close the gap. The ribbon hanger will also help camouflage the gap.

5. Thread your hanging ribbon through the wreath, and knot the ends together.

Two ways to make an easy, Fringed Tissue Paper Mardi Gras Wreath.

You can make the wreath with or without the Jester. I also thought about hanging a Mardi Gras mask in the center of the wreath.

6. Optional: Add a Jester to your wreath:

  • Break off the wand handle, leaving about 4”
  • Carefully lift up the fringe and with scissors, poke a hole through the tissue and into the wreath
  •  Add glue to the hole, and insert the Jester.
DIY a fast & festive, Mardi Gras Wreath.

This photo is really all about the blue sky! We don’t see a lot of blue sky in the winter.

Here are four more, super-easy Mardi Gras Wreaths that I made last year. (At this time last year, the temperature was -15° with the wind chill. This week, we had a sunny day when the temperature hit 60°. Crazy!)

Four, fun and easy Mardi Gras wreaths to DIY.

Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath  

Mardi Gras Mask Wreath

Mardi Gras Flower Wreath

Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath

If it’s Mardi Gras, you know there will be beads. Why not use the beads to make a Beaded Mardi Gras Wreath

Make an easy Mardi Gras Wreath with Mardi Gras beads on Crafts n Coffee.

Beaded Mardi Gras Wreath

Kathleen George used her Mardi Gras beads to make these Mardi Gras Bead Cones.

How to use up those Mardi Gras beads -- Make Mardi Gras Cones.

Mardi Gras Bead Cones

Here in Cleveland, due to a large eastern European community, you’ll find more people celebrating Fat Tuesday as Paczki Day versus Mardi Gras. Here’s what I know about Paczki Day – it involves eating pastries similar to jelly donuts. I’m on board with that!

Do you have plans to celebrate Mardi Gras Or Paczki Day?

Have a crafty weekend!



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9 Responses to DIY a fast, fun and festive Mardi Gras Wreath

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  2. CraftyB says:

    Let the fun begin!

  3. Angie says:

    Mardi Gras – what a fun holiday! My sister just visited for the first time and came home with so many pretty colored beads. She denies having to have done anything to receive them. The wreath with all the beads will be perfect to make. Purple, green, and yellow make the perfect color scheme for this item!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I bet your sister had a blast! Have you been to Mardi Gras? I like visiting New Orleans, but I’ve never been there for Mardi Gras. I hope you & your sister are planning a little crafty, Mardi Gras fun! Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. annehaun says:

    Love the wreath!! Mardi Gras colors are so fun.

  5. Pretty and easy! I adore the feather wreath! So elegant! The Mardi Gras trees are also very pretty! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Barb. You know how I love an easy craft, and easy is perfect for Mardi Gras. Are there Mardi Gras festivities up in your corner of the world? Happy crafty weekend! Sharon

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