Tissue paper wreath

Tissue paper wreath

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Michelle is a married mum with a teenage son, and blogger at The Purple Pumpkin Blog. She writes about several topics including food, crafts, travel, and photography.

Oh the weather outside is frightful... so why not gather up some craft supplies, and make some Christmas decorations with the kids? It's a fun way to spend an afternoon when it's cold and wet outside!

Tissue Paper Wreath

This craft reminds me of my childhood, as I remember making collages with scrunched up pieces of tissue paper when I was in primary school! It's a fun craft my son used to enjoy when he was little too. Once you have a base layer of green tissue paper for the wreath, you can decorate it any way you like - with red tissue paper berries like I did; or with stickers, glitter glue, sequins, or foam shapes.

You Will Need

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Red ribbon
  • Green tissue paper
  • Red tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush


1. Cut the centre out from the paper plate - a job best left to the adults if small children are making this wreath.


2. Tie the ribbon around the top of the plat. Leave about a 10cm gap and tie another knot – this is your loop to hang the wreath. Cut off the excess ribbon and save it to tie a bow when the wreath is complete.


3. Tear up squares (about 3cm x 3cm) of green tissue paper and scrunch them up loosely. They don't all have to be exactly the same, if anything, different sizes and whispy bits make the wreath look a bit more real!

4. Apply glue to the front of the paper plate in sections, pressing each piece of scrunched up tissue paper in place. Continue all the way around, covering the ribbon too. Leave to dry for a couple of hours.


5. Make some berries by rolling up some smaller pieces of red tissue paper into little balls. Apply to the green layer with glue and leave to dry. Tie a bow around the base of the hanging loop.


6. You’re ready to hang up your wreath for all to see!