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T-Shirt Wreath
Designed by Candie Cooper

Watch the video for this project online at:

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour

FloraCraft® Styrofoam™ wreath
2 Jersey T-shirts (ribbed will not work)
Horizon jute cord
Horizon felt sticker embellishments--letters, flowers, or sports themed
Horizon foam sticker embellishments--flowers and butterflies
Elmer's® Craft Bond glue


  1. Starting at the waist, cut t-shirt in 1" strips horizontally.  Snip to open the t-shirt loops.
  2. Pull each of the strips so they curl up.
  3. Tie a t-shirt strand around the wreath and trim the end, leaving 1.5" tails.  Repeat alternating T colors.  Push the loops up against each other to cover the foam wreath.  Optionally, you can tie a piece of jute in between each t-shirt loop.
  4. Tie a piece of t-shirt or jute to the back of the wreath for it to hang from.
  5. Embellish the front of the wreath with felt or foam pieces.


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