Parental supervision is recommended
Avoid the usual and surprise everyone with this summer wreath craft. Kids especially enjoy the novelty of making a wreath in the summer. If they haven't used reeds before this project serves as a good intro.
What you'll need:
- Bundle of reeds, 1" thick and 2' long
- Roasting pan
- Paper towels
- Piece of ribbon 5' long
- Dried flowers
- Extra ribbon for bows
Reeds are available in craft stores and basket supply stores.
How to make it:
- Soak the reeds in a roasting pan of warm water until they're flexible, about 15 minutes.
- Dry the excess water from the reeds, and then bend them into a circle, overlapping the ends.
- Have a partner help you tie the reeds together with twine. Tie tight double knots, and then cut off the extra twine.
- Let the reeds dry for about 15 minutes, and then tie the one end of the 5 foot ribbon around the wreath.
- Wrap the ribbon loosely around the wreath. Leave gaps so that the reeds show through.
- Cut the flower stems to three inches. Weave the flowers into the wreath or tie them on with ribbon. Add ribbon bows and you're finished!