Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thursday Challenge - Christmas Decoration

Hi everyone,
Ok as promised the instructions for the Christmas wreath…this was not my idea, I saw it on the net and loved it.
Ingredients –
Old book, piece of card 12 x 12, bit of ribbon to hang it from, Christmas ornaments for the centre.
Tools –
Pen to mark the circles, sticky tape, stapler, hot glue gun, something to punch a hole to hang it from...a blade to slice the edge of the pages from the book.
First up, mark 2 circles on your card – 8” and 4” then put a dot in the middle…punch a hole for hanging.  I also trimmed the corners off the card as they may show once the wreath is finished.
Slice the edge of the pages so as they come away from the the fun want to create a cone shape. Practice on a few so as you can get them as even as you can. I always rolled from the cut edge, putting my finger on the bottom point and rolling the top of the same side to create the cone.
Then secure with some tape. Then about an inch from the bottom put a staple...see the pic. Do this on all the cones....think you will need about 90.

Now crank up your hot glue gun, you are going to start sticking them so as the staple is on the 8" circle you will be putting your glue just under the line.

Start at 12 then 6 then 9 then 3 o' doing this you will keep it a bit even. Do this until the whole circle is filled.

Continue this way with the cones on the 4" mark, putting them in between the gaps. I did about 2 layers on this mark just so as I filled all the spaces.

Then do one more layer filling in the middle...see the pic.

Now all you have to do is glue in some Chrissy Decorations in the middle and hang it for everyone to admire.

This is the finished Wreath, I will give it to my daughter as a prezzie.
This is bigger than you think it will be, measures about 2 feet or 60cm if you are not sure how big 2 feet is.

Why not have a go at making one and share with us in the gallery what you come up with.
 My friend Tina made one and filled the middle with roses, looked awesome.

Have fun, hope you are able to understand my instructions.

Marg. xx


Mrs Frizz said...

oh wow - you made how many ???

looks bleedin awesome though!

Country Papercraft said...

lol...have made 3 now, they take about an hour to make. Be looking for yours. Marg.