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« on: November 22, 2010 09:57:22 PM »

So this was actually last year's major craft.. but being in the Christmas spirit (and forgetting to share last year) I thought I would still show all of you!

Since moving into my own apartment, I haven't found the time to purchase a proper Christmas wreath.
Where I am from, they are something that are mostly given and not bought. The one at my Mom and Dad's came from my kindergarten teacher believe it or not, and they still put it up every year despite the fact that I am now 21.

So it started as a search for a bell wreath. I fell in love with them early in the season but couldn't find one that would match my Christmas colour scheme. My tree is two greens (one light and one dark) and a cherry-red. I found everything in-store to be too glittery, not the right colour, too glitzy, or too expensive.

A few trips to craft stores and this is what I came up with. The metal wreath base is a typical green wire contraption. I bought a light gauge wire to secure the bells with originally, but soon switched to using cheap ornament hooks. I had one very tiny pair of pliers, and alot of small cuts in my hands after this.
Probably took around ten hours of total work including rearranging the baubles to get them to fit properly. The bows were an afterthought.


This is to size. Not very large, but large enough for me.



The VERY messy back. It's not pretty, but the front is and that's all that matters. It's secure.



And a nice front shot =)

The red baubles are very cheap and they keep popping off of their 'stems'. Not sure how to fix it.. might require some metal glue.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010 01:08:08 PM »

That is a real nice wreath, people won't see the back anyways. 
I had some bells like that and they started popping off too, I tried hot glue gun and it didn't work.....so I don't know what to use either.
It looks nice anyways, good job.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010 05:40:13 PM »

That is a real nice wreath, people won't see the back anyways. 
I had some bells like that and they started popping off too, I tried hot glue gun and it didn't work.....so I don't know what to use either.
It looks nice anyways, good job.

Did you guys try fishing wire? I was just thinking maybe that would be sturdy too but also not be as visible?  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010 09:38:07 PM »

That's nice, how long does that take u tho?
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