Simple Wreath Tree Decorations

Homemade Christmas Tree Decoration - Wreath

I’m always on the lookout to use everyday items in creative ways. Caprice curtain eyelets are cheap and PERFECT to make mini wreath decorations for the Christmas tree. You can pick up a pack of 6 from Spotlight for about $6 so they are cheap to make. These make thoughtful teacher/friend/family gift ideas and they are easy enough for kids to do themselves.

Caprice Curtain Eyelet

Essentially, all you need are the eyelets, ribbon (to hang), craft glue, and then the item you use to decorate your wreath with. I have included 4 examples here; however there are a lot of things you can use like sparkly gems, pebbles, pom poms, cellophane, holly (fake), ribbon, small shells (paint gold if desired) and sequence.

Homemade Christmas Tree Decoration - Wreath

Decoration Ideas

  • Buttons
  • Seeds
  • Wool
  • beads
  • Pipe Cleaners (chenille)
  • Sparkly gems,
  • Pebbles
  • Mini pom poms
  • Cellophane
  • Holly (fake)
  • Ribbon
  • Small shells (paint gold if desired)
  • Sequence
  • Laminate a small photo, cut to size of the full eyelet circle, and glue to the back of the wreath to convert it into a photo frame. Similar to this bead frame using a pipe cleaner.

photo-christmas-decoration

Uses

  • Napkin holders
  • Tree decoration
  • Gift for teachers, grandparents, friends
  • School holiday activity

1. Wool Nest Wreath

This is one of my favourites. So cosy and sweet. You can find more details on where I purchased the bird here.

Materials

  • Craft glue (or a glue gun)
  • Plastic Caprice curtain eyelet ring – 55mm (typically comes in black, gold, silver, white)
  • Small birds or woodland creatures (can be wood, plastic, ceramic, foam, even a small toy)
  • Wool
  • Twine or ribbon

Instructions

1. Glue the bird on the inside of the eyelet circle.

2.  Use a little glue on the eyelet surface. Tie a knot in the wool and start winding around the eyelet.

3. Continue until the entire eyelet is covered. Tie it off and trim any excess wool.  It’s a good idea to use a little glue to reinforce the end section.

4. Add a piece of twine or ribbon and hang.

wool-wreath-decoration-bird

2. Pine Cone Wreath

I love collecting items from nature to use in craft. These mini “pine cones” are actually from the Casuarina tree you can find in many places in Australia. Other seeds work too!

Materials

  • Plastic Caprice curtain eyelet ring – 55mm (typically comes in black, gold, silver, white)
  • Small seeds or any other of a similar size 
  • Craft Glue
  • Ribbon

Instructions 

1. Glue the seeds on the curtain ring.

2. Attach ribbon to hang.

wreath-pine-cone

3. Button Wreath

I love buttons! You can buy button packs from craft stores or just use a home stash.

Materials

  • Plastic Caprice curtain eyelet ring – 55mm (typically comes in black, gold, silver, white)
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Craft Glue

Instructions

1. Put buttons in a large bowl or shoe box so it’s easy to pick out different colours.

2. Glue buttons around the flat part of the curtain eyelet

3. Tie a ribbon around the wreath to hang (as pictured)

button-wreath-decoration

4. Pipe Cleaner Wreath

This is probably the easiest for younger kids, and you don’t even need to glue if you don’t want (although, gluing will help it last well).

Materials

  • Plastic Caprice curtain eyelet ring – 55mm (typically comes in black, gold, silver, white)
  • Pipe cleaners (chenille) in Christmas colours
  • Ribbon
  • Craft glue (optional) 

Instructions

1. Wind each pipe cleaner around the eyelet until the wreath is covered.

2. Tie the ribbon in a knot at a point around the wreath circle.  Make a small a bow close to the top of the wreath allowing the ends to run long.

3.  Tie another bow at the ribbon ends so you have two bows; one at the top of the wreath and one at the end of the ribbon ties.

4. Hang the wreath on your Christmas tree or around your home.

christmas-tree-wreath-simple-to-make-with-kids

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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