Having a wreath hanging on your door or veranda is a common tradition in many Australian homes. Have you thought of hanging a homemade wreath?
Making a plastic bag wreath
Here is how my daughter made one a few years ago (she was about 6 at the time and had help) Not only is this child-friendly to make, it can be highly personalised and recycles plastic bags!
- bend a metal coathanger into a circle
- cut the hook part of the coathanger off (unless you prefer to use it for hanging) and make sure sharp edges are hidden/filed
- cut plastic shopping bags into long strips – the more strips you use, the better the final result but 3 bags would be the minimum
- tie the strips onto the circle (double the strip and pull the lengths through the loop is the easiest way)
- spray paint the wreath
- once dry, tie on some Christmas baubles (or plastic holly, Santa ornaments, Lego ornaments, etc)
- use some pretty ribbon to create a large bow at the top, with enough left over to use as a tie for the wreath
- hang it on your door – or give to someone else for their door
And Squiggle Mum has instructions for three lovely wreaths you and/or your young children can make.
Do you have another way to make a wreath you could share with us?