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Paper plate Christmas Wreath

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Paper plate Christmas wreath

Paper plate Christmas wreath

We have been feeling in the mood for Christmas in our house, so much so that Ted and I couldn’t resist making our very own paper plate Christmas Wreath, inspired by some we had seen on other sites. A great idea for making something for Christmas with little ones. It was such fun to make, and Ted couldn’t believe how realistic it looked when finished and can’t wait to hang it on one our doors inside our house.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Brush or glue spreader
  • Green and red tissue paper
  • Red ribbon

How we made it

  1. Using either a large or small paper plate, cut out the centre of the plate
  2. Cut out long strips of green tissue paper for leaves – about 4 cm wide
  3. Cut strips into approx 4 cm long pieces, it doesn’t matter if they aren’t exactly square, the more varied the better for realistic leaves – cutting the squares is great for little ones to do and helps practice their skills in cutting
  4. Glue part of the paper plate – we glued in sections rather than glueing the whole plate, which would have meant the glue would have dried by the time we stuck on all the leaves
  5. Squeeze the centre of each square of green tissue paper and stick onto glued plate
  6. Repeat round the plate
  7. Cut a few squares of red tissue paper, also about 4cm and scrunch into small balls
  8. Glue on red balls for red berries
  9. Leave to dry then tie red ribbon round bottom of Christmas wreath
  10. All ready to hang on one of your doors
Cut centre out of paper plate

Cut centre out of paper plate

Paper plate with middle cut out

Paper plate with middle cut out

Cutting tissue paper into squares and rectangles

Cutting tissue paper into squares and rectangles

Glueing paper plate

Glueing paper plate

Scrunching and adding tissue paper leaves

Scrunching and adding tissue paper leaves

More glueing

More glueing

More glueing

More glueing

Adding tissue paper berries

Adding tissue paper berries

All ready for Christmas

All ready for Christmas

 

 

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