We are half way through our 12 Crafts of Christmas activity and today’s craft is all about the decorative wreath. This make shows you how to create a vibrant and fun twist on a typical foliage wreath by using coloured pom poms. Kids will love getting involved with this activity by adding their own colours to create a really fun indoor decoration.
You will need:
- Old piece of cardboard (we used a flattened cardboard box)
- Green tissue paper (cut into strips)
- Red and green pom poms
- Red ribbon
- Pen or pencil
- Dinner plate
- Side plate
- PVA glue
- Using your dinner plate as a template, draw around the plate onto your flattened cardboard and cut it out.
- Take your side plate and in the centre of your cardboard circle, draw around the smaller plate and cut this out so you are left with a cardboard hoop.
- Cut your tissue paper into strips of approximately 4 inches in width.
- Apply some PVA glue to a small area of your cardboard hoop and start wrapping your tissue paper strips around the hoop. Continue doing this until all of the cardboard is covered by green tissue paper.
- Once the glue has dried, apply PVA glue to a small area of your hoop and begin positioning pom poms to the glued area. We have used our festive green and red pom poms.
- Continue doing this until the whole hoop is covered with pom poms.
- Now cut a length of ribbon – we have used red ribbon for a festive feel.
- Loop this round and glue it to the top of your wreath (on the reverse side). This will enable you to hang your wreath.
- Finally, tie a bow and glue it to the bottom of your wreath to add a final flourish.
Why not borrow some of the vibrancy from our Latin American friends and use a range of bright and bold colours that move away from the conventional Christmas palette? We have a range of coloured pom poms, feathers, bells and ribbons to help you give your wreath a Latin fiesta feel.
Don’t forget to check out tomorrow’s Bright craft idea.