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How To Make A Christmas Wreath Decoration With Sparkly Pipe Cleaners-With Template Instructions

Updated on September 2, 2016

It is time to start thinking about Christmas crafts. So it is time for another crafting hub and since Christmas is my favorite time of the year, I will be sharing a fun craft on how to make a Christmas wreath decoration using sparkly pipe cleaners. Here are the materials needed for this project:

  • Sparkly Pipe Cleaners
  • A Large Circular Object
  • A Smaller Circular Object
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Your Imagination

If you are picky make sure to have several pipe cleaners of the same color on hand for making your Christmas wreath decoration. However, I was happy to use both green and red sparkly pipe cleaners because this gave my craft a very Christmasy look.

Make a cute Christmas wreath decoration made with cardstock and sparkly pipe cleaners.
Make a cute Christmas wreath decoration made with cardstock and sparkly pipe cleaners.

Step One: Trace Around The Larger Circle

For this step, I actually used the outside of a canning jar lid, which is perfect because the outside can be used for the larger circle.

Trace around the outside of a canning jar lead for the larger circle.
Trace around the outside of a canning jar lead for the larger circle.

Step Two: Trace Around The Smaller Circle

Trace the smaller circle in the center of the larger one. I used the inside of the canning jar lid because it was ideal for the shape of the smaller circle.

Trace around the inner circle of the canning jar lid.
Trace around the inner circle of the canning jar lid.

Step Three: Cut Out The Shape

Cut the Christmas wreath template out of the cardstock. Do not worry about imperfections in cutting because the sparkly pipe cleaners will cover these up.

Cut out the Christmas wreath template.
Cut out the Christmas wreath template.

Step Four: Wrap The First Pipe Cleaner Around The Cardstock Template

The first pipe cleaner I decided to wrap around the Christmas wreath template was green. Choose whatever color of sparkly pipe cleaners you like for this project, or buy a package of one type of colors such as green, blue, sliver, or red.  It would be pretty to use all green pipe cleaners for this project because it would look slightly more realistic.

Wrap the green sparkly pipe cleaner around the cardstock.
Wrap the green sparkly pipe cleaner around the cardstock.

Step Five: Repeat Step Four

Wrap another green sparkly pipe cleaner around the cardstock Christmas wreath. Squish the pipe cleaners together to make sure that none of the white cardstock is showing through. The bonus of using all green pipe cleaners is that the bristles look like needles of an evergreen pine. However, I decided to use both green and red because those were the supplies I had on hand. When it comes to crafting I believe in using the materials I have lying around the house as opposed to buying new ones for each project.

Use another green pipe cleaner to wrap around the cardstock Christmas wreath template.
Use another green pipe cleaner to wrap around the cardstock Christmas wreath template.

Step Six And Seven: Repeat The Above Step

I used a red pipe cleaner for step six and step seven to wrap around the Christmas wreath carstock template. If you are picky you can use only sparkly green pipe cleaners, but I decided to use both red and green because this is what I had on hand. Also, I love the contrast in the final wreath decoration as you can see.

Keep wrapping pipe cleaners around the Christmas reath carstock template.
Keep wrapping pipe cleaners around the Christmas reath carstock template.

Finished Product: A Pretty Chrismas Wreath Decoration

Hang the Christmas wreath decoration on a tree or even glue it onto a card as an embellishment. The ideas for this cute project are limitless. Have fun making a cute sparkly Christmas wreath decoration.

Add glue to the Christmas wreath to embellish a pretty handmade Christmas card.  The sky is the limit when it comes to creative ideas with making sparkly Christmas wreath decorations.
Add glue to the Christmas wreath to embellish a pretty handmade Christmas card. The sky is the limit when it comes to creative ideas with making sparkly Christmas wreath decorations.

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Sweetie Pie, how cute. My students would love to make this. I think I'll save the idea for next Christmas.

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      chloe 

      7 years ago

      cool

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      These Christmas wreathes are fun to make, and I am sure your kids will enjoy it!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      The kids will love making these! I'm going to send along to our Sunday School teachers too. Thumbs up!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for the comments Susi!

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      susi 

      8 years ago

      Good job!I like it.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Godslittlechild,

      Yes the pipe cleaners are great for crafting, especially the sparkly ones!

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      Godslittlechild 

      9 years ago

      So simple, so elegant! Really good idea, thanks!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      C.S. Alexis,

      I love the pipe cleaner crafts, and these sure are good ones for kids.

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      C.S.Alexis 

      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      I like to use pipe cleaners too. They are easy to work with. Good idea here, thanks for sharing.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Why thank you Compu-smart, I am skilled with my hands :).

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      Compu-Smart 

      9 years ago from London UK

      Another cool sweetiepie idea,! good job!

      Have you thought about doing hand jobs! :D

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Al,

      I went to that website and it is an advertisement for an ebook. I do not know many people who will be jealous of that. Oh well, I am a little disappointed because I thought maybe your comment was genuine.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for the comments Al. Have a great night!

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      AL Freed 

      9 years ago from Pensacola

      You always do good work! Love your work. I have been down with my computer as of late. I will keep up with you and one other lady I found. Most men will be jealous of her success though. See her on her site Chu4Health.com if you search from the address bar.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks JJC13. I appreciate the compliment! Pipe cleaners are fun to make any type of craft with year around.

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      JJC13 

      9 years ago from Liverpool

      Nice improvised ideas for decorations this season.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I definitely will :).

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      B.T. Evilpants 

      9 years ago from Hell, MI

      Take plenty of pics!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      That is a great idea B.T. Evilpants! Maybe I should make a miniature jackalope out of sparkly pipe cleaners. Would that be cute? :)

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      B.T. Evilpants 

      9 years ago from Hell, MI

      Cute! These would be great for antler enhancement purposes!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you so much for stopping by and comment G-Ma. These sparkly Christmas wreathes made with pipe cleaners are very fun for the entire family. My mom actually thought of this idea, so I decided to write a hub about it.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Nicely done and very pretty...Good job my dear...thanks for the demo...G-Ma :o) hugs

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