This was inspired by an hand wreath my son made when he was in grade school, except I used fun foam sheets instead of construction paper to make it more durable as it is going to his Dad's house and will probably still be up come July. Total cost was under $2.
- Fun foam craft, construction paper, cardboard or paper
- 9-12 inch cardboard circle (cardboard bottom of a frozen pizza)
- 1 yd. ribbon
- Decorative pick or picture
- Tab off the top of a pop can
- Craft glue and/or hot glue gun
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
If smaller hands are used, you may just want to draw one on cardboard and use the cardboard as a template to draw the rest of the hands. Number of handprints needed depend on the size of the hand and how full you want the wreath to be. Cut around pen line with scissors.
Paint the cardboard circle with acrylic paint (I chose gold) and allow to dry.
Put glue around the outer edges of the cardboard circle, then position the hands the way you want them on the cardboard. If you choose to layer the hand prints, start at the top and glue each at the edge separately.
In the past have used a hand print in the center and fav picture in center of that handprint, which is cute for younger children. On this wreath I used a decorative pick I got for .35 cents last year on clearance for a slightly more grown up look. I stuck the bottom of the pick hear the edge of the bottom handprint and pushed in slightly, then taped in down in the back.
Tie the ribbon around the pick to make a bow.
Add glue to the back of the pick.
Glue pop tab to top back edge of the cardboard so the wreath can be hung. I also taped applied tape over the glue after it dried.