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Easy Pipe Cleaner Wreath Ornaments

These easy pipe cleaner wreath ornaments are so FESTIVE and they're so easy to make! All you need are 3 pipe cleaners and with a few little twists you can make this fun little Christmas craft for kids in less than 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins


  • 2 sparkly green pipe cleaners
  • 1 sparkly red pipe cleaner


  • Take two green pipe cleaners and line them up evenly, side by side. Twist the two ends together a couple times. Leave about 1/2 inch of twisted pipe cleaner at the end.
  • Using your fingertip as a spacer, place your finger between the two pipe cleaners, right next to the twist you just made. Wrap the pipe cleaners around your finger, then twist them twice. When you remove your finger there should be a small loop/circle where your finger was.
  • Continue to use your finger as a spacer, twisting the pipe cleaners around your finger making loops. Repeat until you've reached the end of the pipe cleaner. You'll need to have about 1/2 inch of twisted pipe cleaner at the very end.
  • Bring the two ends of the pipe cleaner together so it forms a circle. Twist the two 1/2 inch ends together. This will be the main part of the wreath.
  • To make the bow, take a red pipe cleaner and fold it in half to find the centre. Use the little bend as guide for the next step.
  • Take one end of the red pipe cleaner and cross it over the bend that marked the center, leaving a small 3/4 inch loop (this will be one half of the bow).
  • Wrap the pipe cleaner around the center mark, making sure the end points down when you're done.
  • Repeat those steps for the other side of the bow.
  • Attach the bow to the wreath so it covers the part where the two green pipe cleaner ends were twisted together.
  • Place the bow on top of the wreath. Take one red pipe cleaner end and wrap it around the wreath. Then take the other red end and do the same. Trim the ends of the ribbon if needed.
  • Tie some metallic cord or ribbon around the wreath so you can hang it on the Christmas tree!