Would you like a slightly more decorated mini wreath? Here’s a tutorial for making a pipe cleaner Christmas wreath with beads.
In this project, we use the same skills learned in the previous post, but there a couple more ideas about decorating the wreath.
You can use any colors you like. I notice that the video maker has used blue pipe cleaners with a silver bow and green beads to great effect. For this post, we’ll stick with Christmasy colors, but let your color choices run free! Maybe Barbie wants a gold wreath with a pink ribbon for her dream house!
- Green pipe cleaners
- Silver pipe cleaners
- Red pipe cleaners
A note about the beads. The usual diameter of pipe cleaners is 6 millimeters, so the beads should be 8 or 9 millimeters thick.
You could use a Christmas Pipe Cleaner Craft Set, or you could use the pipe cleaners you have at home.
The Green Spirals
- Wind a green pipe cleaner onto the pencil to make a spiral.
- Slide it off the pencil.
- Repeat to make 3 spirals.
- Hold together a silver and a red pipe cleaner.
- Bend about an inch from one end and twist once.
- Take the next section of the same size and bend it around to make a loop. Twist once.
- Cut off the excess. You’ll be left with a bow shape.
- Twist the silver around the red pipe cleaners to finish.
Creating The Wreath
- Take 2 red pipe cleaners and twist them together all the way to the end.
- Put the green spirals onto the reds in the middle, leaving the ends of the red pipe cleaners free.
- Shape the green spirals into a wreath.
- Wrap one red pipe cleaner around the other to secure.
- Take your silver and red bow and place in the middle of the red pipe cleaners.
- Fold the red pipe cleaners over and draw to the back to hold the bow in place.
- Twist to secure.
- Cut off the excess of the red pipe cleaners.
- Slide 6 beads onto a green pipe cleaner.
- Hold the beaded pipe cleaner at the top under the bow.
- Wind it around the green spirals.
- When you get to the other end, twist under the bow to secure.
- Ensure the beads are sitting at the front so they can be seen!