I often get wreath envy when browsing blogs, because I don't possess a door on which I can bang nails to hang one onto. Also, as they made us all remove our doormats from our block of flats, as they are a fire hazard, I didn't fancy facing legal action for displaying a winter bush on my door.
I made this wreath when I found the little bird in a craft shop, on sale. Pretty soon, I had the foam and silver ribbon to make it and an image appeared somewhere in my imagination. For once, the image in my head actually emerged to become real - for me a rare treat with craft.
So, the ribbon (about 8 metres, if you fancied ribbon wrapping a medium polystyrene ring) wouldn't wrap around flat just by keeping it in one piece. So I measured the ribbon into strips to go around in individual pieces. When I tried to pin them in place, it was all bumpy and awkward. I grabbed my trusty double-sided tape and attached it to each of the strips of ribbon. This made the ribbon stick flush to the wreath. I stuck two pins in the back for good measure. Once completely covered, I tied the bird in the centre at the top and used one more strip of ribbon to secure it and cover the string.
I had some thin blue ribbon in my craft stash that I tied around each side of the bird, making a cute bow at the join. These were long enough to suspend from my blind hooks, placing the wreath in the centre of my window.
I pinned in some felt holly leaves using pearl head pins in order to keep them in place and to be the berries. (Can you see the little plane in the corner? My boyfriend made that over Christmas - ahhhhh)
This silver circle of joy is still suspended by my dining table as it's just too pretty to pack away with the other Christmas decorations just yet. You never know, I might just take out the holly leaves and replace them with some spring flowers in a few months time!
What are your favourite wreaths to make? Please feel free to leave links to any posts that can show me what you can do.