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: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 304,868
Currently Running With Scissors:
470 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My first handmade wreath!  (Read 775 times)
Tags for this thread: wreath  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Samsara
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good..
Offline Offline

Posts: 2773
Joined: 23-Feb-2006

"I'm a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar!"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: December 06, 2007 06:33:11 AM »

I normally buy and handmade wreath for my front door at Christmas time because I love the smell, and they look so much better than artificial ones. Anyway, this year, I decided to have a go at my own, so I bought a moss ring, watched a few 'how to' tutorials on YouTube and went to my local fir tree woods this morning to collect some greenery. This is the result.



It's on the wall rather than the door at the moment, because I haven't collected the door hanger down from the loft yet.
How did I do it? I used florists wire to wrap bundles of greenery round the ring. I went in the same direction, making sure each little sprig was secured with at least one wrap of wire. Then I collected some white plant material from my garden and some herbs, and pushed those in amongst the bundles, then I got some pinecones, wrapped a piece of wire round each one and pushed those in too. It smells gorgeous because there's sprigs of pine, rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus in there. It needs a little tidying up, but I'm fairly happy with it  Grin I'm never buying a readymade one again! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jolliebell
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 06:44:14 AM »

It's really beautiful and wild looking. *Almost* makes me want to try one of my own.  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Samsara
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good..
Offline Offline

Posts: 2773
Joined: 23-Feb-2006

"I'm a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar!"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 06:50:46 AM »

Thank you! It was so easy, it almost makes you wonder why they cost so much to buy!  Wink I may trim up some of the longer sprigs, but I love the way it smells!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Eliea
Tutorial Contributor

Proverbs 31:13 "She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
Offline Offline

Posts: 10463
Joined: 09-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 07:06:34 AM »

I just made my first wreath this year too. Though mine is all faux materials. It's so rewarding! I love yours it has a slightly wild grown look to it which I just adore!
Do I see lambs ear plants in there? those are one of my favs. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Inspiration of a Printmaking Artist
Turning a Painting Passion into a Fashion Career
How to Paint an Ocean
How to Embellish a Painted Sky
How to Paint Sand using Oil Paints
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

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.