We do rather love a home made wreath in our house at Christmas, so much so that every year there is a battle as to whose is featured on the front door!
So our home made wreaths tend to find their way fixed to the various interior doors of the house, and just as well with this one, as it’s made from a paper plate, and some green tissue paper!
Our youngest designed this one himself, and was pretty easy to make, using three different shades of green tissue paper, ripped, scrunched and glued to the front of a paper plate, which had previously been cut into the shape of a wreath (or a polo mint, if you’re a 10yo boy!)
Ever the recycle queen of green, I LOVED working with the kids on this one… and a great way to use up old unloved books.
This is very easy to make, the boys’ now have quite a short attention-span for crafting, yet really rose to the challenge – creating templates using REAL Autumn leaves of different shapes which we cut up, several pages at a time for speed, from the pages of this aged book – folding a crease down the centre of the “leaves” to create a more realistic 3Dimensional effect.
We had in preparation, wrapped some lovely string around a shop-bought wreath, however, we have previously used a cereal box to good effect.
9yo thought to add the pine cones – a bit of mixed medium eh?!
We glued the leaves on with our trusty glue gun, overlapping and building as we went along….
Our front door is quite sheltered, so it should be OK for Christmas – looks nice eh?
Equally, the ‘leaf wreath’ would look lovely on an interior door during the holiday period, and we’ll be taking this one down to Granny’s care home for the door to her room this year.