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punkjunk
« on: October 28, 2003 02:11:30 AM »

today i bought a wire wreath at the craft store.then i took 2 white feather boas and wrapped it around the wire.it looks MARVELOUS.if i knew how to post pics on here i would.and it took all of about 10 minutes .i'm in a debate if i will hang either one silver bell from the middle or some jingle bells.either way i'm very happy with the look  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2003 04:20:35 AM »

sounds cool, punkjunk. If you want to post pictures, check out the FAQ for info:
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2003 07:48:03 AM »

oooh, it does sound *fabulous*! I totally want to see pics. How did you get the boas to stick?

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2003 11:45:18 PM »

so far a little bit of thread tied on various locations.this way i can take the boas of the wire and use them for other things during the year if i want Smiley just don't shake it too much lol
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2003 01:55:03 PM »

Two ideas that I'm loving this year are:

1. take a polaroid camera. take pictures of several other wreaths. Stick them all to a wreath frame (your basic round metal ring type available at Michaels). Variation- take pictures of lots of other Christmas type items, or cut up old Christmas cards for this image wreath.

2. mini present wreath. get lost of odd sized mini boxes, wrap in bright wrapping paper and secure to wreath frame. If you need boz ideas, try jewelry boxes, little cereal boxes, the packages that like Zest comes in, etc.

I just like the non-traditional wreath. When I was a kid, my dad used to get lots of gifts from his business associates at Xmas time, and one thing that always stayed with me was the hard candy wreath. I always thought it was sooo cool to make something out of something unexpected... plus, you get to eat it afterward.

Whaddya think? Anybody else have nontraditional wreath ideas?
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2003 08:33:18 PM »

girlscoutriot--i'm loving your polaroid idea!!  the hard candy one is one of my favs, too (hard candy glued to styrofoam wreath).  i'm thinking i should make one w/ holiday pez dispensers (i collect pez dispensers).  that'd be a cool way to show them off!!  how about one outta cookie cutters??  that'd be neat.  i'm all about the alternative wreaths, too.  hope to see more posts--hint, hint...
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2003 09:48:37 AM »

here is a fun, easy and best of all CHEAP! wreath to make too:



instructions here:
HELPING HAND WREATH
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/season/feature/famf109calendars/famf109calendars6.html

be sure to check out their other great ideas too!
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2003 09:00:36 AM »

I love this idea so much that I registered just to reply!

I made a non-traditional and free wreath:
Bend a wire hanger into a circle.
Cut plastic grocery bags into strips (I used all Target bags). Tie randomly alternating groups of two, three and four strips onto the wire.
Bend the top hooky part down for a less visible hook on which to hang the wreath.

I gave it to a coworker who added the red ribbon.
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chrissydot
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2004 12:45:28 AM »

i made one of these so called "angel wreaths" this weekend....... i think its pretty, and its soft. *yay*

it was rather affordable with 40% off joanns coupons

styrofoam wreath form wrapped in white ribbon, wrapped two feather boas *one big lush one, and a cheap maribou one) around and pinned in place, then hung a pretty silver star with "peace" engraved on it in the middle.



i cant wait until after thanksgiving to hang it up
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2004 08:51:16 PM »

I did the exact same thing for Halloween with a black boa and orange ribbon. I then added a spider charm to it all. I'm heading off to do my christmas one this week!
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