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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 29 years and have three children,I have been blessed with Four Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Monday, 10 October 2011

Christmas Wreath

Good Monday morning my fellow bloggers x

Today I have an easy peasy Christmas project for you. I am Mondays Hostess today over at Digital Delights, I must say I was really nervous about this task. I was not sure what I was going to show case. Then I remembered this easy project & thought that it would be PERFECT.

This post is picture heavy, BUT, you will understand why as you read through x
I do hope you find this inspirational & hope you make one too. If you do I would love to see it.

Here goes .................

Equipment/resources you will need
I would normally use polystyrene BUT this is all I could find. It's sturdy foam & works perfectly.

Two different coloured pieces of fabric.

A circular shape to draw around.

A pokey tool or cocktail stick.

You will also need some ribbon.

Place the circular shape as even as you can in the centre of the foam shape & draw around it.

Cut a few lengths of the fabric into squares (they do not have to be perfect).

Using your pokey tool or cocktail stick, place it in the centre of the square fabric & push into the foam shape. You will feel if it is firm enough. If you need to push it in some more (you cannot go wrong)
Continue with this sequence until the circle you have drawn on the foam is filled in.

Now repeat the above using your 2nd coloured piece of fabric. Fill in the outer circle.

Now you need to add some ribbon round the rim. Mine is recycled from a prezzie & I used tacky glue to attach it.

You need to add another piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath. This is so you can hang it on your street door. You can use the same ribbon as you use on the rim, its totally your own preference. 
I used Sugar Plum by Digital Delights to add to the centre of my wreath. You can purchase her HERE.
I used Promarkers & Sakura jelly roll pens to colour her.
I also mounted her onto a Spellbinders scalloped circle, cut out with silver mirror board.

I attached using pinflair glue, because it has to be sturdy for all types of weather!!

(You can of course attach anything you desire. Use your creative imagination)

This is my finished wreath. 

Neighbours & passers by thought I had gone totally MAD. I banged a small pin into my door so I could hang the wreath to take a photo. This was at the end of September @ 7am Lol

I shall be entering this into the following challenges
One Stitch At A Time #83 'anything goes'
One Stop Craft #152 'anything goes'
Crafts And Me #55 'Use a digi'
Paper Take Weekly 'anything goes'
Crafty Cardmakers #53 'anything goes'

I really do hope I have inspired you today.
I look forward to your comments & if you make a wreath I would really love to see it x

Luv n hugs sally x