Simple Paper Strip Wreath DIY

The boys and I have been crafting up a storm around here to get into the Christmas spirit. And there's nothing we like more than simple easy crafts like this paper strip wreath.
1. To make this we used the cardboard from the bottom of a frozen pizza (yes with the new little baby in the house we've been having one too many Papa Murphy's as of late...we all can't wait until mom gets back into the culinary swing of things...). We then cut up a bunch of strips from scrap paper we had lying around our craft room to be used as the foliage of the wreath.
2. A then traced a bowl onto the cardboard
3. and I used a utility knife to cut out the middle circle section.

4. To create the wreath A began by placing strips of paper along the center of the wreath
3. He then continued outward, choosing between a variety of green colored strips.
4. Until he reached the out edge of the cardboard where he finished off the wreath.

This was such a great craft for A (6 yrs) as he's really into repetitive patterns. And I loved it as you really can't go wrong. No matter what how you place things, it's sure to be appealing in the end

And we couldn't of course stop there. Little O wanted in on the action and we made this fun variation with a paper bag we had lying around the house. 100% recycled craft. Loving that.

And as you know I do love me a good circle punch, so I had to have a go at a snowball wreath as well. I'm just loving how all the textures of the papers pop out on this one. We then took the inside cardboard and made snowballs with them. Yeah, we got a bit carried away...but that is what is so great about these wreaths. The variations are truly endless and they are so easy and quick to put together, you just won't be able to resist doing all of them!MerMagCirclePunchWreath3


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  2. These are really lovely. I like how many different combinations you can make out of them. Personalization seems endless. Great job all of you! Thanks for the Christmas paper craft ideas.

  3. Mer, you are a genius. Love this!

  4. love the green wreath! such a clever idea!

  5. How simple but effective! :) I love the hole punch one!!

  6. oh, just love the wreath and that a little one can make it is even better! thanks for the tutorial!

  7. Awesome patterns, and looks super fun!

  8. Perfect. Thank you! We were needing something fun for today with all of my sickies on lock-down in the house. Bless you!

  9. what a fabulous project, love the pix, what a great crafter assistant you have! this would be good for the crafters in the retirement home, as well, not just oldsters like me.

  10. Thank you. That was such a great idea. We made one today. I just posted it with a link to your site on my german blog: http://schoenstricken.de/2012/12/diy-weihnachtsbasteln-mit-kindern/
    Please see if you like.
    Best from Berlin, Merry Christmas,