Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath

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This Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath is a fun festive craft for all ages. It uses just a few basic craft supplies including a paper plate, ribbon, and tissue paper (of course!).

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Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath

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Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath

This craft reminds me of my childhood, as I remember making collages with scrunched up pieces of tissue paper as far back as when I was in nursery school!

It’s one of those simple crafts that all ages can enjoy – from kids through to seniors, and if you’re having a family crafternoon, add this tissue paper Christmas wreath to the crafts that you make.

Once you have a base layer of green tissue paper for the wreath, you can decorate it any way you like – with red tissue paper berries like I did; or with stickers, glitter glue, sequins, or foam shapes.

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Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft.

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Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath

Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath

Yield: 1 Christmas Wreath
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Beginner

This Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath is a fun festive craft for all ages. It uses just a few basic craft supplies including a paper plate, ribbon, and tissue paper (of course!).


  • Paper plate
  • Red ribbon
  • Green tissue paper
  • Red tissue paper


  • White/PVA school glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


  1. Cut the center out from the paper plate - a job best left to the adults if small children are making this wreath.
  2. Tie the ribbon around the top of the plate. Leave about a 10cm/4" gap and tie another knot – this is your loop to hang the wreath. Cut off the excess ribbon and save it to tie a bow when the wreath is complete.
  3. Tear up small squares (about 3cm/1.5") of green tissue paper and scrunch them up loosely. They don't all have to be exactly the same size. If anything, different sizes, and wispy bits make the wreath look a bit more real!
  4. Apply glue to the front of the paper plate in sections, pressing each piece of scrunched up tissue paper in place. Continue all the way around, covering the ribbon too. Leave to dry for a couple of hours.
  5. Make some berries by rolling up some smaller pieces of red tissue paper into little balls. Apply to the green layer with glue and leave to dry.
  6. Tie a bow around the bottom of the hanging loop.
  7. You’re ready to hang up your wreath for all to see!

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