1 - 12" pine wreath (either faux or real varieties will work)
5-8 Christmas ornaments of one theme (either homemade or store bought is fine)
1m of ribbon or decorative cording for decoration
Wire Christmas ornament hangers, one for each ornament and a few to secure ribbons and other fun doodads you may have in your craft supplies.
1 - Over the door wreath hook, if placing on door
Step 1: Gather, make or buy ornaments of one theme. To avoid a cluttered appearance, choose no more 6 large or 8 smaller ornaments. See Possible Wreath Themes below for ideas.
Step 2: Decide how you will attach your ribbon or cording. You will either wrap it around or throughout the wreath or attached it prefab style. If you are wrapping the wreath with ribbon or cording, do so now before putting on the ornaments. If you are going to tie the ribbon into a bow and then attach it, then affix it to the wreath after the ornaments are put on.
Step 3: Using a wire ornament hook, attach each ornament to the front of the wreath. Secure well to prevent breakage. If you are decorating a door with your wreath, remember that some shaking will occur with the opening/closing movement, so be sure to secure everything on the wreath well.
Step 4: Hang on door using the over the door wreath hook or hang on wall using a picture frame hanger.
Paper snowflakes of various shapes and sizes are always in style.
Children's choice or favourites - Any favourite selection of ornaments. Perhaps the child may select all ornaments made for a particular year or by a particular person over the years or around a learning theme they like science, cooking. For example, the selection shown at the left are all things near and dear to one of our children who loves animals, plants, hugs, and presents. :)