How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath Decoration using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

Making decorations with the children can be fun and can make a great gift for the grandparents or even teachers this festive season. This month’s craft ideas are simple to make and need very few items to bring them alive (plus they look good too!).Today I am sharing how to make a Christmas tree using Kilner Jar screw bands and tomorrow I will share how to make baubles using the lids.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

MATERIALS USED:

  • Kilner jar screw bands (the rims that hold the lids in place)– you will need at least 10
  • Wire, however fine ribbon or string will work easily well
  • Small baubles
  • A 50cm piece of ribbon or jute to finish
  • Small lengths of ribbon or cotton

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • Scissors
  • Hammer and nail

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

Step 1: Lay out the screw bands into a Christmas tree shape on a flat surface. I chose to use one on the base as the trunk, but this is optional.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

TOP TIP

Use 10 for the tree but if you want it to be larger, use 15.

Step 2: Cut 20cm lengths of wire using the scissors

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

Step 3: Attach all the bands together into the tree shape using the wire. Tie tightly at the back and cut any excess away. Fold these ends down, so they do not protrude.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

Step 4: Once all are tied together, ensure that the tree shape sits flatly against a surface. If any are tied too tight the shape may buckle. If this happens, simply loosen the wire and re attach.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

Step 5: Add a large bow to the base of the tree; I chose pink ribbon but jute also looks great.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

Step 6: Attach small baubles inside each band using short lengths of ribbon.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

Step 7: Hang the tree on the wall, by fixing a nail and slotting the top band over it. You may wish to add a ribbon tie to the top instead.

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

See, pretty simply huh and looks really cute!

How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath using Kilner Jar Screw Bands

(This was my project for take A Break Magazine)

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