Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas Wreath Crafts

Hi everyone,

At our school, we purchased polystyrene rings to make Christmas wreaths. As I've never used them before, I popped over to Pinterest for some inspiration. Before I begin with the polystyrene ring crafts, these are some simple ways to make wreaths without spending lots of money!

Cut out the centre of a paper plate:
Cheap, simple and effective.
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I like how they've used painted pasta to decorate this one. You could also use pom poms.
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This one is made with scrap fabric. Perhaps you could get some festive fabric in the reduced section of a fabric shop (like Hickey's) or from some clothes/sheets from a charity shop.
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Make the circle from green cardboard hand prints: 
This would be a lovely way to make some class wreaths in groups.
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Use an old wire hanger as a base:
Ask the children to bring in one/two hangers and you don't need to buy any base. You could then scrunch up old newspaper and tape it on to create a thick base.
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.......so now that you have a thick base, here are some ways to decorate them!

Pin ribbon on, wrap around and pin again.
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This one could be done by gluing on strips of wrapping paper.
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You could paint the wreath green (mix PVA glue with the paint so it sticks to the polystyrene) and wrap pipe cleaners around some of it.
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