A really simple Christmas activity that the children can easily join in with, my daughter and her friends had great fun making these.


  • 1/2 Metre red, green and white Christmas material
  • wire coat hangers
  • pinking shears


  1. Begin by shaping the main part of the coat hanger into a circle shape.
  2. Then you will need to cut your material into strips about 3-4cm wide and approximately 15cm long. I cut one strip and tied it onto my coat hanger first to decide how long I wanted it. Then I cut a pile of strips up of each colour material.
  3. Next tie your strips on if you wish you can do in an alternate pattern or just randomly tie on. Once you have filled your circle you can use a piece on material to wind around the handle of the coat hanger.
  4. The material you have should make at least a couple of wreaths.

Notes... You can also purchase small wire rings and hearts from places like spotlight that look great when making these.

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    • 26 Nov 2014
      10:30 am

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  • like the idea of making it out of christmas scrap material


  • We like Christmas.


  • What a lovely simple idea. Printing out and keeping for next Xmas :-)


  • So pretty – thanks for sharing


  • i absolutely adore this inexpensive idea


  • Great idea


  • easy, mostly mess free, and completely re-usable, its genius


  • Reminds me of the pink, purple and white ones I made for my little girls for their rooms when they were tiny. Easy, cheap and look very decorative.

    • I am thinking you could make in the shape of a love heart for Valentines Day, would be pretty in pink or red.


  • This is really lovely, easy and cheap with a stunning outcome. thanx.


  • Thanks again for sharing; made for a gift..

    • I am so glad you liked it, I have made a couple as gifts this year and also sold a couple at a craft stall that my daughter’s dance school had.


  • Awesome ideas


  • i like this idea. cheap and recycling! it looks really good and very welcoming for christmas


  • This is such a great idea! We used to do similar with strips from coloured plastic bags but I like your idea of material better


  • I like this idea, you can make it in any colour to suit your theme :)


  • This is brilliant think I could even give this a go!

    • It really is so easy, the little girls I had helping me were between 5 and 7. I did but the material with the pinking shears for them but they did the rest.


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