There are lots of ways to make a wreath for Christmas. This one is made from scraps of fabric tied to a wire coat hanger - so the cost can be kept low. They are surprisingly addictive, too! I've made them with Guides (aged 10 - 14), who loved making them. They can take a while, so probably best spread over a few sessions. They're also good for making in front of the TV.
You will need:
a wire coat hanger
lots of strips of fabric, about 13cms long by 3cms wide, preferably in different thicknesses and textures. For a Christmas wreath, use shades of green, or a colour to coordinate with your other decorations.
1. Form the coat hanger into a circle,.
2. Wrap the handle and down to the main part of the hanger, with a long strip of fabric, completely covering the wire. For a Christmas wreath, I would use a plain dark green.
3. Tie your mixed strips onto the circle, pushing them close together. You need lots very close together to give a full wreath. Keep an eye on the colours as you go. A random mix looks good, so does a repeated pattern. A block of one fabric, then another probably doesn't look so good.
4. To finish your wreath off nicely, cut 2 or 3 hearts in different sizes from red felt. (Biscuit cutters make a good template to draw round.) Glue or stitch them onto your wreath. Or you could make a poinsettia or holly leaves and berries. Or tie narrow red ribbon round the coathanger and tie in a bow. Tie a wide red ribbon at the base of the hanger.
5. Hang up your wreath.