As the title of this post tells you, today I want to show you how to make a fun Christmas Wreath using only pipe cleaners (or chenille stems). Aren’t they cute?
All you need are pipe cleaners in a few colors…3 green, 1 white, 1 red and 1 sparkly and 1 pen or pencil for wrapping some of the pipe cleaners.
Begin by wrapping 1 green pipe cleaner around the pen or pencil. Make sure both ends are wrapped around the pencil so it’s all uniform.
Continue wrapping until you’ve used the entire pipe cleaner.
Slide the wrapped pipe cleaner off the pencil.
Wrap the other 2 green pipe cleaners in the same way.
Next, take the red pipe cleaner and the white pipe cleaner and while holding one end of each together, begin twisting them.
Continue twisting to the other ends of the pipe cleaners. It will look like the stripes on a candy cane. 🙂
Take the red and white twisted pipe cleaner and slide a green spiral onto it.
Slide the other 2 green spirals onto the red and white pipe cleaner too.
You will now bend the red and white pipe cleaner into a circle and the green part will begin to look like a little wreath.
Give the red and white ends a twist to hold your wreath in a circle.
Now to make the red and white bow. You will not actually tie a normal bow. Just bend a loop off to the left side and let the tail cross to the opposite side.
Take the other tail and bend a loop on the right side, letting the tail cross over to the left.
Now you’ll need to wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around the center of the bow to hold it in place. If you have a scrap piece of pipe cleaner in a matching color you can use that. Or use the end of your sparkly pipe cleaner.
Take the ends to the back side, twist them together and clip the ends short.
Your wreath could be finished now or you can use the sparkly pipe cleaner to fancy it up a bit.
Stick one end of the sparkly pipe cleaner into the back of the wreath spiral end by the back of the bow.
And then wrap the sparkly pipe cleaner around your wreath in wide wraps, leaving spaces so there is some sparkle all around the wreath.
Once you have used up the sparkly pipe cleaner, tuck the end into the green part of the wreath so it isn’t seen. And you have finished your first pretty little wreath! 🙂
You can experiment with other colors like blue and white to make more pretty wreaths. I hope you’ll enjoy this latest Christmas craft project! 🙂