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Paper Plate Wreath with a Candle

If I had to choose one kind of classic kids’ craft to do with my little ones all year round, I might just have to stick with paper plates! There’s just something so fun about the various types of things you can turn them into. I doubt it’ll come as any surprise to you, then, that I’ve been helping them use plates to make Christmas crafts lately. This Christmas candle wreath that we completed last week was one of my favourites, so I decided to share the process with everyone!

Paper plate wreath with a candle

Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • A sparkly red ribbon
  • A paper plate
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • Paper (red, green, and orange)

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Paper plate wreath with a candle materials

Step 2:

Use the tips of your scissors to carefully poke a hole in the centre of your paper plate. Use this as a starting point to cut out the entire middle of the plate to give it a hollow circular centre, framed by the edge of the plate where it starts to angle upwards.

Paper plate wreath with a candle hole

Paper plate wreath with a candle cut

Paper plate wreath with a candle cutting round

Step 3:

Cut two strips from the end of your red paper, holding it landscape. Make each rectangular strip about half an inch wide and the whole height of the page along its shorter edge. Leave one strip the full height and cut the other shorter, about three quarters as tall as the first. Round the corners and straight edge off the top of each strip with your scissors, giving them curved tops. These red pieces will be your candles.

Paper plate wreath with a candle red paper