This paper plate Christmas wreath craft is made using toilet tissue cardboard tubes. It's a simple, yet impressive craft for little ones to get creative for the holidays.
For me, nostalgia for my Irish childhood returns each and every Christmas season. Vintage crafts from my school days in Dublin always come to mind, and this is definitely an old fashioned craft from way back then. But rest assured, it's still fun to make.
If you enjoy making festive and fun holiday crafts with your children or grandchildren, then this may be just the craft that you're looking for.
This simple paper plate Christmas wreath is made using left over toilet tissue tubes, and it's fun for kids of all ages.
Here's how to put it together.
Table of Contents for Christmas Wreath Craft
Materials for this Toilet Tissue Roll Christmas Wreath
Here's a quick list of the materials required for this festive craft...
Material Notes: I used the inner cardboard tubing from toilet tissue rolls, but feel free to use the cardboard from a roll of kitchen paper if that's what you happen to have on hand.
I suggest using green paint to mimic the color of foliage, but feel free to use any color you like. You can come up with your own festive color combinations.
I used little red pom poms to decorate this wreath and to look like red holly berries on a traditional Irish holly wreath.
If you can't find pom poms, then you could use any small decorative bead to add a splash of festive color to your wreath.
Feel free to use any other decoration of your choosing. You could add small figures such as reindeers or gifts for a very festive and creative touch.
Directions for Assembling a Paper Decorative Wreath
Here are the step-by-step photographic instructions for assembling this adorable Christmas craft.
You'll find a printable instruction sheet at the bottom of this post.
First, let's prepare the toilet tissue cardboard tubes by giving them a face lift.
Paint each one of the cardboard toilet paper tubes using green paint, or the paint color of your choice.
Be sure to allow them to dry fully, before handling them, and cutting them up.
Next, let's prepare the plate which acts as a frame or support for your wreath.
Use a scissors to cut a hole from the center of the paper or styro-foam plate. I usually cut out the center flat portion of the plate and leave the rim as the guide for the wreath.
Next, it's time to cut up the painted toilet tissue rolls.
Cut each one into three equal pieces.
If you use kitchen roll tubes instead you should get six equal pieces from each roll.
Now it's time to secure the green tubing pieces to the plate rim.
Evenly space them around the rim of the plate surrounding the hole cut in the center.
Glue them to the plate rim to secure them in place.
Now it's time to make a ribbon.
Cut a length of ribbon and tie it in a bow.
Glue the ribbon bow in place at the top of the wreath above the cardboard tubing circle.
Glue pom poms all around the wreath, in a random pattern to look like holly berries.
And that's all there is to it. A simple, yet impressive Christmas wreath.
I hope you have fun creating homemade decorations this holiday season.
This simple craft is perfect as a homeschooling project, or for teachers to make with their elementary school classes.
The printable instruction sheet below may be helpful.
Printable Craft Instructions
Here's a short video summarizing the steps for making this Christmas wreath craft.
You can choose to print this craft instruction sheet either with or without the photographs included. Simply make your choice before hitting the final print button.
Cardboard Tube Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
- 1 Pair of scissors
- 1 Foam paint brush
- 3 cardboard toilet tissue tubes
- green paint
- red pom poms small ¼ inch size
- ribbon red or color of choice
- 1 paper plate or styrofoam plate
- Paint each one of the cardboard toilet paper tubes using green paint, or the paint color of your choice, Allow to dry.
- Cut a hole from the center of the paper or styrofoam plate.
- Cut each cardboard tube into three equal pieces.
- Glue the cardboard tube pieces around the rim of the plate surrounding the middle hole.
- Cut a length of ribbon and tie it into a bow. Glue the bow in place at the top of the plate wreath.
- Glue pom poms in a random pattern to the cardboard tubes to look like holly berries.
- Display your wreath using a plate stand, or on a wall.
Happy Christmas crafting to all.
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade