For all the parents out there who are struggling to find fun, stimulating activities to occupy your kids ALL DAY LONG while they’re out of school this summer… We feel your pain! We love finding ways to use stuff we already have lying around the house to keep the kiddos entertained between trips to the pool and library.
Most recently, we came up with this super-simple DIY craft that is not only great for children, but also helps clean up any old moving boxes you have at home. These easy wreaths can also be adjusted to fit every season! So you can keep making this craft over and over again and come up with something different every time.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Cardboard moving boxes
- Seasonal craft paper, matching the time of year you’re making your wreath
- Scrapbooking or photo glue
- Hole puncher
- Craft blade, like an exact-o knife (for parental use only!)
Step One: Cut out your wreath’s shape from your moving boxes.
You can use a pencil to trace the edge of two different circular containers onto your cardboard to make concentric circles, or you can just wing it! The great thing about this craft is that your cardboard shape doesn’t have to form a perfect circle because you’ll be covering it up anyway. Use your craft blade to cut the wreath shape out of your cardboard.
Step Two: Tie your ribbon as your “hook-hanger.”
Using your hole punch, cut a tiny hole in the part of your wreath that will serve as the “top.” Then tie a piece of your ribbon through the hole to serve as the hanging loop that will hang on your door’s hook. Though this step can be the last step of your craft if you so choose, doing it at the beginning can help you decide which way you want to place and rotate each piece of craft paper as you glue them to the wreath.
We actually made both a summer and a Christmas-themed wreath when we tried out this craft! We just cut circles of different sizes from our summer-themed craft paper, but we got a little more creative for our Christmas wreath. These are the two types of leaf shapes we cut from our winter holiday paper.
Step Four: Use your scrapbooking/photo glue to beautify your wreath!
This is the most fun part of the craft, and there’s no wrong way to go about gluing down your shapes! Just be sure to use special scrapbooking or photo glue instead of regular school-style glue sticks. Regular glue can sometimes fail to have the strength required to hold thick craft paper.
Is your family getting ready to move this summer? Be sure to give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 for your free moving quote from Nashville’s Movers Who Care.