Friday, 4 December 2015

Frosted Christmas wreath


Last Friday’s wreath class was the first workshop I’ve held in our new kitchen/dining room combo and it worked a treat. So much more space to play with. 

Everybody began with this:





And ended up with this:


It’s a fabulous wreath design, so simple yet so effective. I have to thank Yorkshire demonstrator Monica Gale for the idea as it’s a project I made on her retreat in October. I’ve since seen a couple of similar wreaths for sale in shops, so the frosted look is very clearly on trend. 

It’s a pretty simple recipe: as well as your wreath (of course), some frosted berries (eBay), 40+ flowers (which I’d kindly and painstakingly already cut out for my class-goers), around 15 pine cones of various sizes, and some silver glimmer paper.  Oh and a hot glue gun is essential.

Now I’m wishing I’d bought extra wreaths as I fancy having a go at a red and gold version.  After all,  I do have quite a few pine cones left over



124005s
Silver Glimmer Paper
[124005]
£4.50

8 comments:

  1. That's fabulous. My pine cones aren't as pretty as this, hmm.

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    1. I'm sure we could make them pretty with a shedload of glitter on them!

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  2. This really stunning! Where will you hang it in the new space?!

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    1. Ooh I don't know - we don't want to knock nails into anything yet, it's all too shiny and new!

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  3. Helen,
    This wreath is spectacular! How large is the styrofoam base? I live in the states and would love to try making this. Did you use glitter on the pinecones?

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    1. Thanks so much Gerri! The polystyrene wreath is flat-backed and measures 25cm, which is between 9" and 10". The pine cones were soaked in a watered down white emulsion paint and allowed to dry. Another nice addition would be to dip the completed flowers in some watered-down Tombow and then some Dazzling Diamonds glitter... but this would considerably slow down the project and it already takes at least 2.5hrs!

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