My two do most of their crafting at school or playgroup these days (Imogen has come home with a ton of decorations over the last 2 weeks) but we still like to do the odd thing at home and I like to have simple ideas in mind for dark afternoons or playdates.
Last year we had a kit to make a wreath with foam and stickers and I realised how easy it would be to replicate something similar with bits we already had at home.
We made our cardboard and cardboard wreath using: a piece of cardboard from the back of a colouring pad, a plate and bowl to use as size guides, a pen, scissors, green paint, glue, various tissue paper and sweet wrappers scrunched up into small pieces and ribbon.
1 – First I made a wreath shape using the plate to mark out the outer edge of it and the bowl to mark out the inner circle, then cut it out.
2 – Imogen & I painted the circle green, we felt it needed two coats and let the first one dry whilst we had lunch. You could choose a different colour us use coloured card to skip this stage.
3 – Then we covered the wreath with glue in sections and stuck down the scrunched up paper. We worked round in sections until it was all finished and went back to fill in some gaps.
4 – Once the glue was dry I added some ribbon to hang it up and there you are! Very easy.
When Seren got home from school she suggested we add glitter too. You could use stickers, pom poms or scrunched up bits of foil as well / instead of paper – whatever you have!
This post was first published in December 2016.