I had promised Immy that we would make a wreath to hang on our door this Christmas and then I had the crazy idea that we could make a wreath from the magazine pages. 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 🙂
Find more of our homemade Christmas ideas here!