This mini wreath project is not only kid-friendly, but a fine-motor exercise for little hands too!
The wreath is constructed out of:
1) strips of fabric (a 1/2 yard each of black cotton/poly blend, burlap, and tulle)
2) small embroidery hoop (4-7 inches diameter)
and finished off with
3) plastic bat rings
4) black ribbon for hanging
5) hot glue and/or fabric glue
Step 1: Detach inner piece of embroidery hoop. Coat this piece with black paint and let dry.
Step 2: Cut fabric down into strips roughly 3/4″ wide by 8-9″ long. The strips don’t have to necessarily be 9″ long — longer strips would be easier for your child to tie while a shorter length is better suited for an older child with more agile fingers. And sorry I can’t give you a count as to how many strips to cut! But 1/4 yard of each type of fabric will yield about three wreaths (just to give you an idea of how much fabric is needed).
Step 3: Tie fabric strips onto embroidery hoop with a simple overhand knot. Slide strips closely to each other on the hoop as you’re working.
Step 4: Because of the extra length of the strips, you’ll notice that the center of the wreath is completely obscured by fabric. Trim the ends of the strips on the inside of the wreath. Next, trim the ends of the fabric strips on the outside of the wreath until the wreath looks balanced.
Step 5: To hang, loop a piece of black ribbon around what you decide to be the top of the wreath. Tie off the ends in a knot or use fabric glue to adhere the ribbon ends together.
Step 6: Lastly, attach some plastic bat or spider rings to the wreath. You can stick the ring loops into the burlap weaving or use a bit of hot glue to attach.