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Topic: Not your typical wreaths  (Read 7716 times)
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Bunnikins
« on: December 03, 2009 12:52:44 PM »

I love colorful Christmas wreaths and if I can't go for the fresh green ones (which can be expensive); I figured I would think outside of the circle so to speak.
These three wreath projects were inspired by a magazine article I read last year. I wish I would have worked on them sooner. I also liked the idea of reusing items I already had or were easily available. If I can get my act together, I may do the Christmas card wreath next year for my Girl Scout troop. I'll just have to remind everyone to save their Christmas cards. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, I'm happy to add that.

This is made with old Christmas cards and a large snowflake punch. I still haven't found the right bow for it.




This is made from old ties. I tried to stick with red, green and gold. I'm pretty happy with it, although looking at the picture, I realize my front door needs to be painted badly! : ) Oh well.



A different version of the tie wreath with more of a quilt colors feel.


I'm still playing with this wreath idea and trying to find the best way to hang it since it doesn't really hang in a circle. Still, I'm pretty happy with it. I used a thin metal wire and Christmas ornaments to tie together. I know I can do a better job with this, but wanted to get this up and see if anybody has any good ideas.


Thanks for looking. All comments and ideas are appreciated and welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009 01:08:30 PM »

Love the tie wreaths!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009 01:12:14 PM »

you've got some great ones here. I really need to get my act together and make one. Now I have some inspiration, thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009 02:17:27 PM »

The tie wreaths are gorgeous! I really love that idea.
I like the cookie cutter idea, but agree it needs...something. Maybe make multicolored raffia or thin ribbon bows and tie those around the places where you have wire wrapped? I have some cookie cutters I was planning to get rid of, but I think I may go home and fiddle with this idea.
I love that you're thinking out of the box with wreaths. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009 03:41:10 PM »

Oh, I love the tie wreaths!  What a fantastic idea.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009 09:15:59 AM »

Oh my gosh, I love your wreaths.  I can't even pick a favorite.  I just love the idea of being "outside the circle".  Excellent!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009 06:05:50 AM »

Thanks for the comments and ideas. I like the idea of the multi-colored raffia Dragonflywer! I'll definitely play with it more. The tie wreath takes 19 ties all told, but if you ask family and friends and check the local thrifts, it's not too hard. There are many, many ugly ties out there. You could probably do a whole novelty Christmas tie wreath if you had the patience and gumption. I may collect those for next year. I will post a picture of the seat cushion that I am making with the left over tie scraps later today!
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009 02:47:44 PM »

love your creativity!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010 08:24:52 AM »

hmm I have been saving my christmas cards for years so I love this idea, I don't have the punch thingy you have so it might be hand done. Very clever!
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010 12:26:20 PM »

A great bow for the Christmas card wreath would be one made from recycled magazines. I know I saw it somewhere on Craftster. It is made of strips held together by a paper fasterer.
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