Materials

  • One 10 inch circle of foam core
  • One 8 inch circle of striped cardstock
  • Pieces of scrap cardstock
  • Numbers from 1 to 25
  • Christmas tag for centre of wreath
  • 52 wooden clothespins
  • craft glue
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • 0.5 inch wide ribbon
  • scissors
  • 25 pieces of your favourite wrapped candy or chocolate

Step 1

Using the craft glue, attach the 8 inch circle to the centre of the foam core circle.

Step 2
Cut the scrap pieces of cardstock into 50 strips of paper, 3/8 inch by 2 7/8 inch. Glue the strips of paper to each of the clothespins.

Step 3

Arrange the covered clothespins around the perimeter of the 8 inch circle so that the clothespins are evenly spaced. Using the glue gun, attach the clothespins to the foam core making sure the mouths of the clothespins are facing away from the centre of the circle.

Step 4 

Using the glue gun, attach the numbers to the outer edge of every other clothespin.

Step 5

Cut the scrap pieces of cardstock into thirteen 2 inch circles and thirteen 1 inch circles. Glue the 2 inch circles around the inside perimeter of the clothespins. Do not glue these circles onto the clothespins that have the numbers on the outer edge. Make sure to place the circles so that they cover most of the exposed foam core.

Step 6

Glue the 1 inch circles to cover the rest of the exposed foam core. Remember not to impede the functionality of the numbered clothespins.

Step 7

Glue two clothespins to the back of the Christmas tag. Using the glue gun, affix the tag to the centre of the wreath.

Step 8

Cut the ribbon to the desired length for hanging the wreath. Flip the wreath over and use the glue gun to adhere the ribbon to the back of the wreath.

Step 9

Clip the wrapped candies or chocolates into the numbered clothespins. When December 1st comes, countdown to Christmas by taking a treat from the corresponding day!