Looking for something to do with the kiddos this week? This is such a fun and easy fall craft that is really inexpensive. My son came up with the idea of making a wreath out of a paper plate and after a bit of brainstorming, we decided brightly colored tissue paper would be the perfect embellishment. We had some leftover birthday party plates that probably would never get used again so we recycled them into beautiful fall decorations. I had jute string leftover from my vase and placemat project and every color of tissue paper under the rainbow. We gathered up our materials and got to work.
We used a birthday party plate, but any paper plate will do.
Noah cut out squares of tissue paper in red, yellow, and orange and I cut the circle out of the plate.
We used a hole puncher to make a hole on the top of the plate, then put glue all around the top of the plate, including the upper edge.
Next, we stuck the middle of each tissue paper square onto the glue and crunched up the tops. It worked best when we put our finger in the middle of the square and pulled up the edges of the paper, then used the finger inside the little tissue paper pouch to stick it to the plate. You’ve got to push them pretty close together to make it look full and cover the plate completely.
After the plate was covered and the glue dried (about 20 minutes) we tied jute string through the hole at the top and made a bow to glue to the bottom.
It turned out so perfect! My brother, Brad, liked it so much he wanted to make one, too.
Brad got extra creative with his Halloween wreath and used the inside of the plate he cut out in the beginning to make a pumpkin. He attached the pumpkin to the bottom corner. He also covered the jute string with black and white washi tape.