It starts with a plastic lid from a whipped cream container or coffee can - any size can be used. Cut the inside away to leave an outside rim.
Strips are tied onto the rim by folding each strip in half and slipping it under the rim with the folded end on inside.
Bring the cut ends over the top of the rim and through the loop of the material, then pull to make a knot.
Continue tying strips on rim until it's as full as you'd like. The strips can be pushed together as you work to fit more on.
This is the finished wreath - I used a scrap of shiny material to make the bow.
This wreath is a sample I made for the girls to see what different materials would look like. Most of them chose to mix materials together. The beige strips at the bottom are from a plastic grocery bag.