DIY LEGO Christmas Wreath Instructions:
We recently moved across the country, from Florida to Washington State. In order to squeeze our earthly belongings into two pod containers, we had to make some tough choices and get rid of A LOT of extras.
Unfortunately, some of the hardest casualties were the wreaths I crafted over the years. My Halloween spider wreath, the Halloween bat wreath, my favorite Winter wreath and the Easter bunny wreath went to live in new homes!
The ONLY wreath I was unable to part with was this awesome LEGO flag wreath. I can’t wait to hang it on our door this summer.
Fast forward to the start of this Christmas season. One of our kids asked me so sweetly:
“Mama, you don’t have any wreaths for our new house. What are you going to create? I bet it will be something super cool!”
Oh boy, no pressure, kid! None at all!
I decided to combine my two favorite hobbies into one creative idea: wreaths and LEGO!
I have to admit, I agonized for a long time about how to execute my idea. The day I finally sat down to get creative, I was surprised at how easily everything fell into place!
Supplies to make a LEGO Christmas Wreath:
- Adhesive baseplates from Creative QT
- I highly recommend that you use this specific brand of baseplates. The adhesive on the back of the baseplate is really SUPER strong. The baseplate itself is made of the highest quality products and fits perfectly with LEGO bricks.
- Wood stocking-shaped cutout door decoration (or any other wood shaped decoration: hearts, apples, pumpkins are adorable too!)
- LEGO 2×4 bricks, as spacers
- LEGO 1×1 tiles in red, white and green (LEGO item # 3070b)
- Red ribbon
- Scissors, very sharp and sturdy
Instructions of how to make a LEGO Christmas Wreath:
- Before you do ANYTHING else, place your wood shape on top of your Creative QT baseplates and decide on the placement.
- Remember to keep the rows of knobs on the baseplates horizontal, so they are not at an angle.
- Connect the baseplates with the 2×4 LEGO bricks to keep the proper spacing between the two baseplates.
- On the back side of the baseplates, trace the wood shape with a pen.
- Line the wood shape up against the edges of the Creative QT baseplates as much as possible. It cuts down on the amount of cutting you have to do and gives you nice straight edges.
- Cut the shape with your SUPER strong and sharp scissors.
- Remove the LEGO bricks so the baseplates aren’t attached while you cut.
- Cutting the baseplates is not that easy and should be done by an adult.
- Cut slowly and only an inch at a time.
- Once you have cut the entire shape, do a quick check to make sure the baseplate shape matches well on top of the wooden shape.
- It’s OK if the Creative QT baseplate hangs over the wood by 1/4” here and there.
- Remove the backing from the adhesive side of the Creative QT baseplates.
- Start in the corner and peel it away slowly.
- If the adhesive backing starts to lift from the baseplate, push it down gently. Avoid touching the sticky side as much as possible.
- You want the baseplate stick to the wood, not your fingers.
- Cut your red ribbon to the desired length between 6” – 12” approximately, depending on where you are hanging it.
- Fold the ribbon in a loop and place between the sticky layer of the baseplate and the wood shape, so it’s sandwiched in there.
- Place the first baseplate on top of the wood and apply pressure for a few minutes.
- Make sure your ribbon is lined up and sticking out of the top the way you want it. The adhesive is strong, so you only have a little wiggle room to correct the placement.
- The glue is cured after 24 hours, so avoid playing with the decoration for that period of time.
- Before placing the second baseplate, remember to attach the two baseplates together with the LEGO 2×4 bricks to ensure proper spacing.
- Leave the LEGO bricks on the baseplates for 24 hours, until the adhesive is fully set.
- Now it’s time to personalize your LEGO stocking with your LEGO tiles. Your imagination is the limit.
- For inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for Perler Bead instructions. These instructions can easily be used on LEGO baseplates, one bead = one LEGO knob.
Have fun decorating the stocking. Remember that it’s a great exercise for your kids’ fine motor skills, so instead of expecting perfection, let your kids get creative.