Children’s DIY: Mini Paper Plate Wreath
For this week’s DIY project, we are going to have some miniature fun! Children love crafting and decorating for the seasons just as much as adults do. If you have little ones at home, then this craft is for you. You only need a few basic supplies and a little glue, and in minutes you can have a miniature wreath just in time for the autumn season. Take a peek below at how easy this DIY project really is.
Mini Paper Plate Wreath
- Snack size paper plate
- Craft glue
- Silk or real leaves
- Mini pinecones
- String or yarn
You can find all of these items at your local dollar store as well as in your own backyard and surroundings. This craft is a great excuse to get out and enjoy some time outdoors!
1. To begin, take a nature walk with your child. Look all around for signs of the changing season. Take a small baggie with you so they can collect items that can adorn their wreath. Colorful leaves, small pine cones, and little acorns are perfect choices.
2. Return home and lay your findings out. You will also want to set out the silk leaves, yarn, plate, scissors, and craft glue.
3. Use your scissors to cut out the inside of your paper plate. Cut out a large circle, leaving an inch or so rim.
4. Apply some glue to the rim and start attaching the fall findings from your walk. Press firmly to make sure they adhere well. Go in a clockwise fashion around the plate making sure you cover all of the exposed plate.
5. Once your wreath is fully covered, poke a small hole into the paper plate and thread yarn or string through. Your wreath is now ready for display!
These look precious hanging from a doorknob, door, or even a mantel. They are so small and sweet, yet pack some fall punch! If you have little ones at home, give them a chance to create one of these frugal fall wreaths today. It will be a lovely piece to cherish for many years to come!