I made this adorable wreath using upcycled Capri Sun pouches as part of a sponsored post for SocialStars. #CapriSunMomFactor
Note: Adult supervision is required for this activity.
Ahhh, the end of Summer. Sun, fun and a whole lot of time on my hands! School is in which means I will have to come up with engaging activities for Kaia while big brother is away. We usually spend a lot of time outdoors during the warmer months, and hydration is super important so we always keep our fridge stocked with bottled water and Capri Sun Juice Drink pouches for the kids. Besides active play, we also do activities like puzzles, fort building and tons of crafts. Our crafts aren’t necessarily all that involved, but they are great for keeping the kids away from the TV when they aren’t running around or having tricycle races in the back yard. I don’t like buying a lot of craft supplies, so we usually work with what I can find around the house like scrap fabric, clean food/drink containers, bottle caps and more. Last week we made adorable wreaths for their rooms using flowers made from Capri Sun pouches. They turned out great, and we had SO much fun! Read on to find out how to make some for yourself.
This craft is great for parents and kids to do together, and the finished product is adorable! You can customize it virtually any way under the sun, and it is a great way to teach kids how to reuse and repurpose everyday items in fun new ways.
Easy Kids Wreath
You will need:
- Capri Sun Juice Drink pouches (make sure they are clean and dry)
- Wreath form
- wide ribbon or a long fabric scrap (I used 6 feet for an 8 inch wreath)
- glue (Do NOT use hot glue with children – I like using mess free glue dots instead)
- stencils (flower, star, etc. – if you don’t have real stencils you can print out shapes from the internet, cut them out and use those.)
- Decorative elements – old buttons, feathers, ribbon, foam shapes, glitter, or anything else you might find around the house.
The first thing you want to do is wrap your wreath in ribbon or fabric. I used extra wide fabric style ribbon that was laying around in my craft bin and it worked out perfectly. I love how wispy it looks and the coverage it gives. Compared to the yarn wrapped wreaths I normally make (a two hour process) this took less than 5 minutes to wrap!
You can secure everything by placing glue dots on the fabric at the beginning and pressing firmly, then again at the end. If you are using a fairly narrow ribbin then you will want to do this every few inches to avoid slipping. After that is finished you can start making your flowers. First I let the kids paint the back side of each pouch (they are sturdier before cutting) and set them aside to dry.
While ours were drying we had a quick snack and juice break. I am not a fan of drinks with a lot of nasty additives, especially when it comes to my kids, so I am super happy that Capri Sun Juice Drinks have no artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives. And they are the perfect size for little hands too – Judah just loves them!
Once the pouches are dry, cut them apart into single sheets and then trace out different sized flowers using your stencils. If you kids are older they can do this themselves, but Judah is just now 4 so I did it for him.
Cut your shapes out and layer them on top of each other using glue dots to create a two (or three) color flower. Finish them off with cute buttons and you are ready to start decorating your wreath!
Isn’t that adorable? Feel free to add other decorative elements like feathers and embellishments as you go – there is no wrong way to make these.
Another cute flower you can make for these wreaths is a rosette. I normally make them with felt, but the pouches work just fine. To do this cut your pouch into a circle, and then cut it into a narrow spiral until you get to the center.
Starting from the outside, roll it all up until you reach the center and seal it on the bottom with a glue dot.
Now cut out a few leaves, stick them on your wreath and then stick on your rosettes. How adorable is that?!
Don’t you just love these? While I only did flowers for this tutorial, you can really make any kind of shape you want – you could trace out dinosaurs, letters and SO much more. Have a princess or a pirate? Cut out tiaras, wands, ships, treasure chests, or anything else you can think of! We had a great time making our wreaths, and I loved spending a fun afternoon crafting with the kids.
Learn more about Capri Sun here, and don’t forget to save those pouches for your next awesome craft project!