This year any saving was much appreciated, so I tried to recycle what I thought deserved a new life and this included considering making a new wreath for Christmas out of old Christmas decorations.
This project was fun and quick to make, so I enjoyed it, and Arianna helped me by cheering all the way. Christmas came with a lot of excitement and she is over the moon learning about new traditions and can’t get enough of decorating the tree and admiring our neighbours trees on our walks. Any piece of decoration stirs up her attention and she is willing to learn new skills to celebrate this new holiday for her. Check out here the crafts she made this year.
- wreath ring
- tinsel (preferably darker colour)
- old decorations
- wire or strong thread
I gathered the materials and thought about my wreath and how I would like it to be. I had some old green tinsel that worked great to fake Christmas tree branches, so I secured the tinsel on the wreath ring with wire.
When I had the tinsel all fixed, I used the old decorations to brighten up a bit the wreath. I chose to use blue and silver baubles as these were ready to meet the bin, but you can chose any colours you like! I tied them up with the thread they had and made sure they are well secured. You can as well hot glue them and they will stay in exact same place no matter the weather, but I chose to skip this step and leave it to gravity to arrange them.
You can add bows or some lights for extra effect!
Your wreath is ready to be displayed and admired by everyone!
Older children can make this activity easily, with supervision and support from parents, but as Arianna does not know how to tie yet, she preferred to assist me only. She made a handprint wreath with minimal support that you can find here. For sure she enjoys anything about this holiday. Check here other Christmas related articles.
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