Make Your Own Pipe Cleaner Stem Wreath

Our finished pipe cleaner stem wreath

It’s Day 3 of our 12 Crafts of Christmas line up and this is one the kids will love. Perhaps you’re a teacher looking for a simple Christmas make to wind things down before the end of term. This cute wreath uses craft cupboard staples to create a sweet tree decoration and a lovely take home gift for parents.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Take your two pipe cleaner stems and join them together to make one long stem.
  • Thread the bells along the craft stem – ensuring they are evenly spaced out.

  • Now take a pencil and wind the stem around it until the whole pipe cleaner has been wrapped. Remove the pencil and you should be left with a coiled effect along the whole length of the stem.

  • Next, bend the ends of the pipe cleaner around until they meet – creating a loop shape. Twist the ends so that it is fixed together, forming a wreath shape.
  • You may want to take this opportunity to adjust the position of the bells so that you are happy with how they look.

  • Using a small length of ribbon, tie a bow and fix it to the wreath. We have used red ribbon here but you can choose any colour.

  • Now tie a loop of ribbon or twine to the top of the wreath so that you can hang it from your tree.

Variation:

Why not glue on some small red pom poms to look like berries?

Don’t forget to check out tomorrow’s Bright craft idea!

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