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Lego has been a stable toy for generations now, and you probably have at least a few pieces kicking around the toybox in your house. (And if not your toybox, check the couch cushions!) So make Lego part of your holiday fun with this DIY Lego Wreath Ornament.
Lego is one of those toys that never goes out of style. It’s versatile and has incredible play value. Whether your kids use the sets to act out stories, or the pieces to build their own imaginative creations, Lego appeals to kids of all ages. And not only can you build vehicles, worlds and stories with it, but you build skills and memories too!
Making Lego ornaments has become increasingly popular. And this DIY Lego wreath ornament is not only super simple to make, but adorable too. You probably have all the supplies you need for this already!
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Wreaths are an old symbol.
Wreaths are an ancient symbol of victory and power. Green wreaths were often used to crown the winners of the ancient Greek Olympics, and are often pictured in the Greek myths and legends.
This DIY Lego wreath ornament is in keeping with the wreath tradition. The first Christmas wreaths were said to be made by the first Christians using Christmas trees inside their homes. The trees were trimmed to a more pleasing and symbolic triangular shape. And since at that time, people were of the habit of using everything until it was gone, they took the remnant branches and wove them into circles to decorate the tree.
For the medieval Christians, wreaths were symbols of eternity and life. The evergreen branches used to create the wreaths reminded the medieval Europeans of the hope of spring and new life. They wove the branches into circles, not just for the practical purpose of ease of hanging on branches and walls. But also because circles never end, and that helped to remind them of the promise of Christmas.
The first stand-alone wreath at Christmas was the Advent wreath, when four candles are lit in the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. Today, wreaths are a must-have for any decorated home, and adorn doors, walls and gates everywhere.
This DIY Lego wreath ornament uses the classic holiday colors of red and green, and some specialized pieces to make it look lifelike. Those pieces aren’t that hard to find, and we provide a list of the exact pieces you need below. Once you have the pieces, you and your kids can quickly put them together and add them to your tree. Or maybe your little one will want their Lego wreath to go on their bedroom door?
So pull out your Lego boxes, or grab a Creatives kit from your local toy store, and make some Lego ornaments. You can start with this DIY Lego wreath ornament, and then create your own. Maybe you’ll have a snowman or reindeer along with your wreath? Or try for the matching Christmas tree!
- 6 red 1×1 round plates
- 6 green 1×1 leaves
- 21 green 2×2 round plates
- 2 red 1×2 with 45º angle
- 1 black 1×1 plate with lamp holder
- Overlap the green plates in the form of a circle.
- Attach the green leaves under the top circles, so that the leaves stick out from the circle.
- Place the 1×1 red round plates on the underlying green plates, alternating with the leaves.
- On the “bottom” of the wreath, use the 2 red 1×2 pieces to create the ribbons, against one of the red round plates.
- Opposite of the “ribbon” bow, attach the black 1×1 plate to the bottom of the wreath.
You and your child will have a ton of fun decorating your own Lego wreath ornament and you can decorate your wreath any way you like.
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