I had promised Immy that we would make a wreath to hang on our door this Christmas and when Rachelle of Tinkerlab contacted me about her latest creative challenge, which is all about magazines, I had the crazy idea that we could make a wreath from the pages of magazines. Sometimes my crazy ideas work 🙂 and this is one Christmas craft with heaps of potential for working those fine motor skills as well!
Homemade Magazine Christmas Wreath
First step was to cut lots of strips from the magazine pages. I chose pages that featured predominantly red and white print to match the Christmas theme. Then ruled them into 2cm widths (the width of my ruler) and Immy and I got cutting (though Immy quickly lost interest in this step!)
Then we folded each strip over and stapled it at the bottom to form a petal shape. Unsurprisingly, Immy was back to help with this bit 😉
Before long we had a big pile of red and white magazine ‘petals.’
I recycled a piece of cardboard and traced around a dinner plate and a glass to form the base of our wreath.
We continued pasting petals the whole way round and then began a second row to overlap the first…
…and then we added a third and a fourth row of petals…
…until the whole base was covered. I then stapled a few simple, small curls from the remaining strips of paper to cover the staples of the final row of petals.
We hung our Christmas wreath with double sided tape on our front door to spread a little Christmas cheer and welcome visitors to our home 🙂
I am joining a gang of super creative bloggers who are all blogging about playing around with magazines as part of Tinkerlab’s creative challenge ~ Child Central Station, Kids in the Studio, Teach Mama, The Imagination Tree, Teach Preschool, hands on as we grow, The Artful Parent, Paint Cut Paste, A Mom With A Lesson Plan, Toddler Approved, Kiwi Crate, Art 4 Little Hands, Red Ted Art, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Imagination Soup, Michelle’s Charm World, Messy Preschoolers, Tinker Lab, Mommy Labs, and Putti Prapancha.
You can check out their great ideas below…
And you’ll find more of our homemade Christmas ideas here!