Just in time for fall! Send students home with gorgeous wreaths for decoration, made from our R15334 Crafty Leaves and a wreath template! A great way to start off the school year. Read more for our weekly craft challenge (send us photos of your projects)!
Duration: 10 minutes
This is a pretty simple craft and can be done in less time than recess! Wreaths are great to make for decoration, or as a gift.
Print out your template onto 8½ x 11″ (21.5 x 28) paper and cut around bold lines. Cut across the dotted line as well.
Fold an 8.5 x 11″ sheet of card paper. Place your template along the fold line. Trace the outline of the template (along the bold lines) onto the card paper and cut out.
Unfold the card paper to reveal your wreath base!
Next, pop out the leaves from the backing. Pick out leaves that you feel will arrange nicely on the wreath.
Curl up the ends of the leaves using the blunt edge of a pair of scissors.
Looking like realistic leaves now!
Arrange the leaves onto the wreath template and glue them down. Tip: Pop out the acorns and chestnuts and place at three or four points around the wreath.
Ready to hang!
Go outside and find some natural objects to add to the wreath: acorns or acorn caps, feathers or twigs! Use a hot glue gun to adhere the found objects to the wreath.
Show us your wreath ideas! Send photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication in our next post. We’d love to hear from you!