Keeping everyone entertained and coming up with original craft ideas can be quite a hard task.
Here we provide you with a stunningly simple way to make a miniature Christmas surprise. Use this idea to hang on the tree, have as part of a project or why not use one of our Christmas Boxes and Paper Shreds and give as a gift – there is nothing more special than something that has been hand made (especially by mini hands!).
Step 1) Make sure you have the correct items needed for the make. You can find them all available on our website. Once you have all your materials you can begin.
Step 2) Take the two 300mm GREEN chenille stems and twist them together to make a long stem:
Step 3) Choose your Jingle Bell Colours (for the purpose of our mini make we have chosen one of each colour). This is your chance to be really creative. You will need 5 jingle bells, once you have these start to thread them onto the stem one-by-one. TIP: Try and do this as evenly as possibly to create an even better wreath:
Step 4) Your chenille stem should now look like this (oh so festive!) Next take your pen or pencil.
Step 5) Wrap the stem around the pen as tight as you can. When you are done you should have something that looks like this:
Step 6) Slide the stem off the pen. TIP: We found it easier to slid of the nib side. Your mini make should look like this (like a festive caterpillar):
Step 7) Join the two ends of the stem, and twist them together so they are fixed in place (you may need to adjust your jingle bells at this point)
Step 8) Take your 150mm Red chenille stem and create a bow to go on the top of your wreath (how festive!). You can either now glue the bow on or twist it into the wreath itself what ever you find to be easier:
There you have it; a simple yet creative craft that will look brilliant as part of your Christmas festivities:
Why not finish the wreath off with some truly festive snow spray to make a really authentic gift.
If you are giving as a gift why not take a look at our range of Christmas gift tags – a great way to personalise those perfect presents.
We hope you enjoyed getting crafty with this mini make!
Until next time, stay creative!
The Bright Ideas Team x