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DIY Wreath

Do you have a plethora of brown paper bags in your closet or stashed under your sink? Here is a fun festive craft for you and your children to do this Thanksgiving season!

Materials

  • Dinner Plate (to use as a template)
  • Smaller Plate
  • Cardboard Box or Piece of Cardboard
  • Paper Bag
  • Bottle Cap or Can Tab (for hanger)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper For Leaf Template
  • Spray Paint (optional)

Instructions

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  1. Use your dinner plate (or other big, circular object) to trace a circle on the cardboard. Make a second, smaller circle inside it, using a smaller plate or other circular object. Then cut out your wreath form.
  2. Draw a leaf shape on a piece of paper. Mine was about 3 inches long. Then trace around it on a paper grocery bag (still folded up) many times, to make a bunch of leaves.
  3. Cut out your leaves.
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  1. Cut right through all the layers of the bag (even on the bottom where there are many layers of paper.)
  2. Fold each leaf in half. Make a strong crease down the center. Then unfold.
  3. Glue the leaves to your wreath form. Keep them all going the same direction. I didn't use all the leaves I cut out of one bag. Save
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  1. the extras for a second wreath, but fill in as much as you can.
  2. Glue your cap or tab on the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
  3. If you choose to do so, spray lightly with gold spray paint.

To find this craft and more, click on the link below! Happy Holidays! www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/paper-bag-wreaths/