I was totally inspired when I saw a cute and easy Scrap Paper Stocking Craft from the fabulous No Time for Flashcards. They glued Christmas wrapping paper scraps onto a cardboard stocking. I have a stash of leftover wrapping paper that I use for scrapbooking so I knew that we could do something similar.
I raided my craft supplies for wrapping paper scraps and bits of cardstock and Peanut and I set to work making Scrap Paper Christmas Wreaths!
Here’s how we did it:
- Cut out a wreath shape from cardboard. I used cracker and cereal boxes from our recycling bin. You can google wreath templates but I just traced around different size plates and glasses.
- Paint the plain side of the wreath. This was Peanut’s favorite step by far!
- Allow time to dry and then glue or tape small pieces of wrapping paper, cardstock, or construction paper on to the wreath. I cut the pieces with craft scissors to add a little fun detail and we used a glue stick to adhere them to the wreath.
- Add a bow or other embellishments. I cut out construction paper bows for our wreaths. You could also add stickers, glitter, buttons, etc.
Here’s Peanut working away:
Even Mr. Potato Head got in on the crafting fun!
He got a little carried away though…
After nap, Peanut and I glued paper to the wreaths.
I added the bows, wrote Peanut’s name and the date on the back and our little wreaths were ready to be displayed.
Have you made a wreath craft with your child? I’d love to hear about it!