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Fun holiday wreaths kids can make

Jen is a work-at-home mom to four who loves to craft and sew so much, sometimes she gives up sleep to have the time to complete projects. Check her out at fabricbliss.blogspot.com.

Deck the halls with these easy wreaths!

Grab some simple crafting supplies and your favorite preschooler and get to work making these fun and super-easy holiday wreaths — just in time to deck the halls for the holidays. Little hands may need a bit of assistance with some of the steps, but crafting together with your little one is more fun anyway!

Felt-and-wire wreath

Felt-and-wire wreath

Supplies needed:

  • 2 yards 60-inch-wide craft felt, in varying shades of green
  • 1 (12 inch) green wreath form (found in the floral department)
  • Burlap ribbon (optional)
  • Pipe cleaner (optional)

Instructions:

1. Cut your strips

*TRY THIS* Instead of green felt, use either recycled grocery sacks (cut to 9-inch lengths) or clear plastic sandwich baggies. This will change the look and texture of the wreath.

Before you assemble your wreath, you need to cut the felt. Each strip should measure 9 x 2 inches. You should be able to get 120 strips per yard. Using a rotary cutter (adults only, and with care) will make simple work of this task.

2. Create the wreath

Simply tie the felt pieces to the frame. Each section has four rows, and each row should fit eight knotted pieces. There is a lot of tying in this project, so little hands might need a few sessions to complete it.

3. Add the finishing touches

If desired, add the burlap ribbon in a bow, using a pipe cleaner to attach.

Foam-and-fabric wreath

Foam-and-fabric wreath

Supplies needed:

  • 1 (14 inch) foam craft wreath
  • 47 5 x 5-inch squares of green patterned fabric (or paper)
  • Fabric glue (or regular glue if using paper)

Instructions:

  1. Fold one of the pieces of fabric in half, matching points to make a triangle.
  2. Wrap the triangle around the wreath, overlapping points and gluing it in place on the back of the wreath.
  3. Continue to layer the fabric in the same manner until the wreath is completely covered.

Button wreath

Button wreath

Supplies needed:

  • Approximately 65 small, green buttons
  • 1 gold pipe cleaner
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. To create the wreath, simply thread one end of the pipe cleaner through a hole in each of the buttons.
  2. So the buttons don't fall off, make a fold in the end opposite the end you are threading through the buttons. Once all of the buttons are on the pipe cleaner, shape it into a wreath and twist the ends together, leaving enough length of pipe cleaner beyond the twist for Step 3.
  3. Create a loop at the top, twisting the excess ends together.
  4. Decorate the wreath with a bow tied around the loop.

More preschool holiday crafts

Preschool crafts using food items
Edible Christmas crafts
Christmas crafts for kids

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