Have some cardboard lying around? Have some little helpers? This is the prefect thing to do with them!!
I think it is fun when I can have my very young daughter’s help me with crafts for decorating! They love to help and it just adds the the excitement of the whole season. Also it is great to be able to make simple handmade ornaments when I am vegging out watching a show after the kids are in bed… it is as good as therapy!!
These easy pipe cleaner wreath ornaments can be done quickly and easily!
Simple Mini Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornaments:
Cardboard (an old cereal box is ideal)
Pipe cleaners in different color
Optional Decorative items: Ribbon, beads, felt, stickers…
1. To begin, you need to cut out a small “O” out of cardboard. Trace two circles onto your cardboard. The outside should be about 3-4″ in diameter. The one inside, will be offset inside of the outside line about 1″ to 1 1/2″ inches(see image). Cut out the ring of cardboard.
2. Wrap the “o” with your pipe cleaners in the color of your choice. The amount of pipe cleaners will vary depending on the size of your shape. Start by crimping a short end around the form (I did mine diagonally in the direction I was wrapping the pipe cleaners, so that it got covered. And wrap till you need to add another. Tuck all ends under the next course of pipe cleaners.
3. Decorate your “wreaths!
If you want to add ribbons, bows or other accessories, now is the time.
4.Add hooks… and hang them where ever you like!
Be sure to check out 35 great DIY paper Christmas ornaments!! By the way,,, this would make a cute monogram craft, don’tcha think?
Be sure to check out the other great projects from today and yesterday’s garland post!!
Also today is a special day where we are joining up with Junkers United… so check out their great projects too!