When I was putting together the line-up for the 25 Days of Quick Kids’ Christmas Ornaments, Beth at Life in the BAT Cave suggested her Easy Rag Wreath Ornaments as a contender. Sure enough, the craft was cute and perfect for doing with kids. We made a few modifications and although they turned out a bit larger than Beth’s ornaments (by a lot), we were happy with the results. Check out Beth’s original directions here and see our modifications below. Thanks for the suggestion, Beth!
25 Days of Quick Kids’ Christmas Ornaments: Day 2
Paper Plate Fabric Wreath
Ages: 4+ (with adult supervision)
Time: 30 minutes
- Small paper plates (the smaller, the better)
- At least 1 fat-quarter of fabric per wreath
- Cut the center out of the paper plate, leaving about a 1”-1.5” ring. Hint: To get the center out, poke a hole in the center of the plate with the pen. Then insert your scissors and cut out as far as you need to go. You may need to do this for your child.
- Cut one strip of fabric measuring 12” long by 1/2” wide. Set aside.
- Cut strips of fabric from the rest of the fat-quarter that are about 5-6” long and one-half inch wide. This does not need to be exact.
- Tie the pieces of fabric around the ring, pushing them together so there are no gaps between the pieces. We used an entire fat-quarter for the project.
- After the entire ring is covered in knotted pieces of fabric, take the long strip of fabric that you cut in Step 2 and tie it on to the wreath for the hanger. Hint: If you forgot to cut this strip, you can use yarn or ribbon as a hanger instead.
- Hang on your Christmas tree, a door, mirror, or wall and enjoy!
Did you make the Paper Plate Fabric Wreath? Share your beautiful ornament with us by posting a picture on our Facebook page! Merry Christmas!