A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 298,096
Currently Running With Scissors:
352 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Surprise Wreath on: December 16, 2007 12:51:57 AM
I made this for my brother's birthday.  At first glance it looks like a regular Christmas Wreath...





but if you look closer...




Here's what I used:

- green wire wreath form, 16" dia.
- 6 bags of army guys (about 300 men?)
- a ton of sparkley pipe cleaners
- a string of 50 mini lights

First, I cut the pipe cleaners into 4" pieces and linked all the men together in a chain, twisting one piece of pipe cleaner around the legs of two men, and then adding a third, and a fourth and so on.  I then wrapped the Christmas lights around the chain.   Then, I attached the big ol' rope of men and lights to the wire wreath form using even more pipe cleaner pieces.  It circumferenced  the wreath form about three times, which made it nice and full.

After much poking of fingers with little bits of wire, I would recommend alternating the poses of army guys.  They seem to mesh together better if there's an aiming one followed by a pointing one, then a running one.

Merry Christmas!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Cute kitchen chairs on: December 05, 2007 10:19:20 PM
I found these two chairs on the side of the road and rescued them!  The vinyl was in my stash, but the staples cost about $2.50.  The one on the left is the redo, the one on the right hasn't be done yet (its the "before").



Detail (fuzzy, oops!) of the back...



Enjoy!
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Lisa Jones on Broken
P.J. Bracegirdle Talks About The Joy of Spooking Series
Peter Walsh Reveals His Favorite TV Show
Kieran Scott Reveals Her Favorite Movie
Ellen Crosby Talks About The Riesling Retribution
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.