Four Winter Wreaths to Make with Your Kids


Last month, we told you how to make some beautiful fall wreaths with your kids. Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’re nearing December, it’s time to get crafty with four winter wreaths to make with your kids.

Snowflake Wreath

These snowy winter wreaths will bring the winter wonderland to your front door throughout the season. four winter wreaths to make with your kids

What You’ll Need:

  • Approximately 20 plastic snowflakes
  • Hot glue gun
  • White cardboard or plastic cut into 1”x6” strips
  • White ribbon

Use a hot glue to fasten the 6-8 snowflakes together to form a ring.  Glue the white cardboard to the back of the first layer of snowflakes to reinforce the wreath.  Turn the wreath over and layer flakes in two or three more layers until desired look is achieved. Finish it off with a ribbon, or keep it simple like a pile of snowflakes.

Rainbow Tulle Wreath

Portland is known for its rainbows. In the dark, wet days of winter, make your own rainbow to greet you when you come back home. All it takes is a wreath form, some tulle, and some cotton balls or fabric.

What You’ll Need:four winter wreaths to make with your kids

  • Wire wreath form (available at the Dollar Store or any craft store)  
  • Ribbon and/or tulle in rainbow colors (about a half yard of each color)
  • Cotton balls or white fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners or silver ribbon
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Tie the strips of tulle along the wire wreath form, two colors to a row (red/orange, yellow/light green, dark green/light blue, dark blue/purple). After you’ve created a rainbow, shape the tulle with sharp scissors. Use the pipe cleaner to fasten the white fabric to the bottom of the wreath form and shape it like billowing clouds, or glue on cotton balls in cloud shapes.

Cloth Evergreen Wreath

Evergreen is an understatement with this wreath. Your little crafter will have so much fun tearing the fabric into long strips, and the wreath will stay green for years to come.

What You’ll Need:four winter wreaths to make with your kids

  • 1 yard of green cotton fabric, torn into 1 yard x 6” strips
  • 1 yard of green tulle
  • ½ yard of red tulle
  • 12 green pipe cleaners or metallic ribbon
  • 6 ornaments

Fasten the pipe cleaners or ribbons evenly around the wreath form. Tie the fabric with the pipe cleaners to fasten it to the form. Using ribbon, tie the ornaments on top of the fabric, and finish off with a red tulle bow.

Toilet Paper Roll “Bow” Wreath

Reduce Reuse and Recycle your toilet paper rolls in your holiday decorating. These toilet paper roll winter wreaths will be a fun and funny addition to your door. If you plan to use it outside, spray or paint on some polyurethane to make the wreath water resistant. Add more sections to make the wreath look fuller, or keep it simple with just one layer.

What You’ll Need:winter wreaths

  • 8 toilet paper rolls cut in half (16 sections total)
  • Glue gun
  • Green and red paint or spray
  • Polyurethane paint or spray
  • Glitter (optional)

Lay out the toilet paper rolls in a roughly circular shape. Work your way around the wreath, gluing one roll to the next until you have a circle made of twelve sections. Use two of the remaining sections to form loops of a bow and cut the final two sections to form the tails. Paint the bow and the wreath in your desired colors and sprinkle glitter over the paint (optional) before it dries. Fasten the bow to the wreath and hang it up.

We hope you’ll find a wreath in this list to make your winter less dreary. Post pictures of your crafty winter wreaths in the comments, or tag us on social media!

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Aside from being a writer, Kendra is a Birth Trauma Doula at KarysMa Birth, where she helps moms find their joy after birth trauma. A former middle school English and theatre teacher, she has an insatiable love for learning and a flair for the dramatic. Among the best moments of her life, she counts marrying her husband Steve during a dream rainbow wedding, planning a princess picnic on the beach with her eight year old daughter Karys, giving birth to her one year old daughter Saryn in the middle of a blizzard, and sitting on stage with Glennon Doyle. A Navy brat for the first 13 years of her life, Kendra settled in Virginia for eighteen years before she was finally ready to move again, relocating to Portland in 2014. You can find her work on Portland Moms Blog, The La Leche League Blog, and The Not Your Average Mom Project, as well as the hard drive of her computer.