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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

100 days to Christmas | HOW-TO make a wreath

On my project list back in September was a big basket of ornaments. I knew when we were packing everything away last year that I was going to have a go at making my own wreath this year, so the ornaments have sat in a basket in the craft room, waiting for me to get into action.

I started by laying my foam piece out on butcher's paper. {here's a handy tip - try the local storage place for butchers paper, I get mine from Storage King for about $15}
I gave up trying to pry the gold caps off, so just tried to tuck them out of sight {don't look too closely}
And now I have a big glue gun that works properly, the job is made ten times easier.
Building up layers is the best way to create a full wreath. Try to fill gaps, by looking overhead and placing things before gluing.
I actually hated the finished wreath. And nearly pulled it apart in a fit of temper. But I tucked it away into my craft room until I remembered to hang it on the door yesterday.

Have you started making decorations yet?

 
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  1. Cate, that looks fabulous!!!!! I am busy making wreaths but they are to sell not for me. Life has been all consuming and I have fallen away from blogland recently but am hoping to be back reading and posting. You will truly get some email from me today...honest lol

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  2. Wow, I think that looks great! I haven't done anything for Christmas this year really, which is so unusual for me. Well, I did get my Christmas card list started/updated - does that count?

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  3. I love this! I so need to make one & you know i'll be using the same colours as you being a fellow purple addict ;) I think i'll have to try searching this year & collect the balls for next year. :( Booo. Would love to make it this year but just don't have the money or the stamina to run around looking for the balls LOL. Looks fantastic!! Love it! :)

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  4. How can you hate this Cate?!..it's stunning!
    Alison xx

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  5. Oh, Cate, I LOVE this! Thanks for the photos of your process too. This is a great post!

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  6. A lovely idea.....I'm busy making felt ornaments.

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