Simple Advent Activity: Paper Plate Bow Wreaths

I’m so excited today to be joining the Creative Christmas Countdown with so many of my favorite kid crafts bloggers. Alissa of Creative with Kids and Maggy of Red Ted Art created this online advent calendar as a way for bloggers to share fun, simple ideas for families to do together during the holidays.

One of my favorite activities to do with my kids each year are these shiny paper plate bow wreaths.

gift bow wreath

They take only a few minutes to make, but sure do make a great statement piece hanging up in your home. You probably have everything you need to make a few right now.

Supplies for paper plate bow wreaths

All you need is a paper plate, some christmas bows, a pair of scissors and a stapler. Here’s a quick photo tutorial my kids put together to show you how to make them.

christmas bows

making gift bow wreaths


paper plate christmas craft

Kids Christmas Craft

Paper Plate Bow Wreath

See? Super simple and beautiful. These make great teacher and neighbor gifts and family members love them too. I usually loop a piece of ribbon and staple to the back so I can hang them anywhere I like. If you make some of these, I would love to see them! Please share them with me here or on my Facebook page so I can see how they turned out.

If you liked this activity, you will really enjoy the rest of the Creative Christmas Countdown. They have made it super easy for folks to follow along and even created this handy supply and activity list.

Looking for even more Christmas Crafts and simple Advent Activities? I’ve compiled all my favorites into this Pinterest board


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.


    • says

      So much eye candy in your post, Sharon! I love all the wreaths, and the use of the vitngae ornaments makes them so very special and gorgeous. I would have been so sad to see that wreath on the floor, but glad you repaired it, because it’s just as pretty. The valentine wreath is beautiful as well–what a neat idea! Thank you for your kind words over at my blog, and glad you liked my architectural vitngae mantel and blue mist vignette! I had fun decorating the house this year–it’s always such a project to do everything, but I am glad when it’s all done and we can just enjoy it!


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