Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas Wreath Tutorial

Hi all I thought I would do a quick little Christmas wreath tutorial for you.
 The pictures aren't great as the light is so terrible but I hope you will get the gist of it as you go along.

This is what I hope your wreath will look like once its done, or of course you can add your own decorations.

What you will need


  • A polystyrene wreath, I got mine from The Range it was 99p for 2 at the time Bargain!
  • Fabric glue or A good pva glue. 
  • Felt - I have used Red Green and White all from the fabulous Felt Fairy
  • Sharp scissors
  • Pins and decorative tipped pins
  • Thread in green for holly
  • Pen and paper or a small holly template

Cut your Strips of Felt, you want to make sure that they fit around the wreath hoop with enough for one end to cover the other.  Depending on what size hoop you buy creat your first piece then use this to cut the rest.  This is a brilliant way to use up scraps of felt or fabric!

Wrap each piece around your hoop on a slight angle this will help keep the pieces nice flat and in place.  Once you have each piece in place, use some glue to stick the feltand then pin.  The pin will help keep the piece in place as the glue dries.

Continue to work your way around the hoop until you are all glued and pined. Then set to one side to dry.
 You should then have some thing that looks like this when you have finished 

Whilst your wreath is drying you can work out what you would like to decorate it with.  I decided to go with roses and holly leaves.  I  drew my own holy template and cut out some green holly shapes, then I did a little bit of stitching to create the appearance of creases in the holy.

The Roses are really simple to make you cut out a circle and then cut around and around to create a snake like piece of felt then roll up and glue as you go to create the circle affect. There are dies out there that do the same cut or plenty of tutorials online.  Here is one I have found for you,
The Pretty Poppy
 It just so happens that they are for a beautiful wreath!

When your wreath is dry remove all the pins that have kept everything in place.
Then decorate with your roses and holy leaves
I have used dress pins with red and white heads for the centre of my roses, this keeps them in place but I have used glue to secure them and the leaves too.

I added a little piece of ric rac in a loop so that the wreath can be hung on walls or doors.
The ric rac is secured with pins so can be changed to a longer piece, smaller piece.

I have seen some gorgeous wreaths online
check out these links to get some more fab ideas
The Craft Shop
Glee and Cakes
Little snippets Blog

I hope you have enjoyed my quick little tute if you have any questions please feel free to email me or leave a comment and I will get back to you asap.

Thanks for popping by

Monday, 12 November 2012

Busy Chrirstmas Bee

Hi all these past few weeks I have been busy sewing, rag wreathing and snowman soup a making, all ready for Christmas.  I do love this time of year and I think I must spend all of October and November creating Christmas goodies I cant believe some people start in July! 

My 2 lovely friends Emma and Shona introduced me to rag Wreathing and I am totally hooked!  It did take me at least 3 attempts to get it just the way I like it, they might be rags but they have to still look nice and presentable.  So here are my wreaths that I am selling this Christmas.

If you fancy having a go at making these then there are lots of tutorials online to follow and utube videos.  But be warned when you start you may not want to stop!

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