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Christmas Craft – Hand Wreath – Guest Post From Mums Take Five

written by Shelley Marsh 20/11/2013

Christmas is a great time to “get your craft on” and save some cash by making gifts instead of heading to the shops.  Given I am not at all talented in the area of craft, I asked the brilliant Bel from Mums Take Five to guest post with one of her fabulous craft ideas for Christmas.  This one is one is super easy and looks amazing.  I can’t wait to get “my craft on”  with Miss Money and make one myself!  Over to you Bel!

Written by Bel from Mums Take Five

This is an easy craft for kids to build and looks so cute when its done. Our Grandma loves hers!

You’ll need:

  • A paper plate
  • Green paper for the hands (we used 12 hands in this one so six sheets with two hands per sheet)
  • Glue
  • Coloured paper squares and pompoms or similar for the centre
  • Piece of ribbon or string



I let my 5 year old do most of this craft to get that authentic made by me look. You may want to do more or less pending on your child’s scissor and tracing skills.

So here are the steps:

  1. Trace your hand on the green paper and cut them out you may need more or less pending on your hand size.  We used 12 in this one.  Cut more than you’ll need they look nicer over lapped.
  2. Take your paper plate and cut out the middle section. Your child will probably need help with this.
  3. Turn the plate so the curve is facing down and put glue all around the top rim.
  4. Lay all your hands down, gluing in between if required.
  5. Around the centre glue on your coloured squares and then finish off with the pom poms
  6. Once it has dried turn it over and put a hole through the top of the paper plate and then thread through your ribbon.

Ta dah!  A beautiful made by me Christmas wreath.  An ideal gift for family and friends.



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Sarah @ Hunting for Ladybugs 21/11/2013 at 9:40 am

So easy and a lot less messy than the painted hand prints version I tried last year. Also doesn’t have that disjointed ‘got to wait for the paint to try’ so you get it all done in one hit. Thanks Bel!

Shelley Marsh 21/11/2013 at 7:36 pm

Hi Sarah, thanks for the tip on the hand painting!

Sarah @ Hunting for Ladybugs 21/11/2013 at 9:43 am

Argh *dry!

Mums Take Five 21/11/2013 at 9:51 am

Thanks Shelley for having us 🙂 Can’t wait to see little Miss Money’s wreath! xx

Shelley Marsh 21/11/2013 at 7:36 pm

Yes Bel! Not a problem, thank you for guest posting for us. I love your crafty posts. I am going to try and get it done this weekend – watch out for the results next week! I think Miss Money would have a blast making it. She loves tracing her hand!

Alison @ The Thrifty Issue 21/11/2013 at 1:02 pm

Gorgeous! Bring on that Christmas spirit I say!! 🙂

Shelley Marsh 21/11/2013 at 7:38 pm

Thanks Alison! Bel and Nic from Mums Take Five are awesome at craft. I wish I had half their talent.

Jody at Six Little Hearts 22/11/2013 at 1:17 pm

That is so cute and something you could bring out every Christmas in the future! If you have other children you could allocate them a different hand colour each just so you would know which hand belonged to each child. Very cute! Might try this with my brood!

Shelley Marsh 24/11/2013 at 9:39 pm

Hi Jody, great idea! I think you would make a fantastic one with your gorgeous brood! 🙂

Wendy Parks 22/11/2013 at 10:15 pm

So cute! This would be such a fun thing to do with a mum’s group or playgroup.

Shelley Marsh 24/11/2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi Wendy, yes that is a great idea. Hopefully next weekend I will test it out with Miss Money!

Rhianna 23/11/2013 at 10:54 pm

What a great idea thanks for sharing!

Shelley Marsh 24/11/2013 at 9:27 pm

Hi Rianna, glad you liked it.

Emily Morgan 09/12/2013 at 10:23 pm

This is awesome, the simple ideas are always the best!


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