Weave a Wreath

Weave a Wreath lesson plan

Weave a long-lasting evergreen wreath! This colorful decoration makes a wonderful, colorful gift.

  • 1.

    Create an attractive indoor decoration for your home or classroom. It can be any size and color you like! Here are some ideas to add color and creativity to any holiday.

  • 2.

    Fold a 12-inch (30 cm) square of poster board in half to form a rectangle. Draw a line down the side of the rectangle about an inch (2.5 cm) from the open edge with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Mark off one-inch lengths along that line and along the center fold using a ruler. Rather than make these marks directly across from each other, place them at a slight angle. This way your weaving will have an interesting angle.

  • 3.

    With Crayola Scissors, cut through the fold at each mark, across, and up to the marks on the line at the edge (do not cut through the edge). Open the poster board. Your slits should be slightly V-shaped inside a border around the edges. Erase any pencil marks.

  • 4.

    Cut one-inch wide strips that are 12 inches long from a contrasting color of poster board. Weave these strips under and over the slits you cut. Alternately start each strip over or under. When the whole piece is filled with weaving, secure the ends with a Crayola Glue Stick.

  • 5.

    Cut construction paper a bit larger than your weaving. Fold it in half. Sketch half of a round wreath (close to the edges) and a big bow or other ornament. Cut out around the edges and the bow to form a border for your weaving. Open the border.

  • 6.

    Cover your art area with newspaper. Decorate the weaving, bow, and wreath border using Crayola Slick Stix. The bright colors go so smoothly! Add holiday designs or realistic wreath elements such as holly berries and pine cones.

  • 7.

    Glue the cutout over the weaving (fold resting on fold). The bow will pop out to give your wreath even more dimension!


  • Students employ simple measuring and weaving techniques.
  • Students experiment with the negative and positive space of a cutout.
  • Students follow directions to complete a multi-step process that results in an attractive holiday decoration.


  • Learn about the Scandinavian celebration of St. Lucia and the role that wreaths play in that holiday.
  • Learn about the Scandinavian celebration of St. Lucia and the role that wreaths play in that holiday.
  • Experiment with other shapes of borders for weavings.
  • Assessment: Consider the tightness of the weave and decorative treatment of the wreath. Were children able to follow directions? Or did they invent their own techniques?