Make-It Monday: Styrofoam Christmas Tree and Paper Plate Wreath

We made several more Christmas crafts over the last couple of weeks.  I thought I’d share 2 of our favorite ones with you 🙂

Styrofoam Christmas Tree

What you need:

For the tree:

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Green paint
  • Pine needles (optional)
  • Green glitter

For the star:

  • Foil
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Toothpick

For the skirt:

  • Felt (or paper)
  • Stickers

How to make it:

The tree:

  1. Paint Styrofoam cone with green paint (we used our hands and some cut Christmas tree branches to do this)
  2. Add the pine needles and glitter while paint is still wet.
  3. When dry, add star and set on tree skirt.

The star:

  1. Draw a star shape on cardboard.
  2. Cut out.
  3. Wrap and glue foil around toothpick.
  4. Add glue to one side of cardboard star and stick to foil sheet.
  5. Put foil-covered toothpick on top of the other side of the cardboard star.
  6. Add glue to second side of star/toothpick and top with foil.
  7. Cut out finished star shape.

Tree skirt:

  1. Cut a circle out of felt (or use paper).
  2. Decorate with stickers, or whatever else you wish to use.

It makes a great centerpiece!


Paper Plate Wreath

What you need:

  • Paper plate
  • Glue
  • Green tissue paper, torn into pieces
  • Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon

How to make it:

  1. Cut the inner part of the paper plate out, leaving the outer ring intact.
  2. Spread some glue on the paper plate ring.
  3. Press the green tissue paper pieces into the glue (you can do this one at a time, or follow Trevor’s lead and dump the container of tissue paper pieces on your plate and cover it in one fell swoop).
  4. Once the tissue paper has been glued down, add your stickers (or any other decorations you’d like.  Trevor was only interested in stickers the day we did this.  I also set out pom poms and tinsel, but he wasn’t interested in those).
  5. Add some more glue over the top of your decorated wreath, and sprinkle glitter over the top.
  6. Once dry, hang with a ribbon.


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