Saturday, November 30, 2013

Red and Silver Wreath for Christmas

I absolutely love Christmas!  The colors, the smells, the sights become the traditions that are so full of meaning and hold a special place in our hearts like no other.  Traditions are the glue that keeps families strong and bound together.  It is especially fun to create at this time.  Here is a fun tutorial of a wreath that I made for a very good friend of mine.

So I started with a wreath from Hobby Lobby.  The first thing to do when using a fake wreath like this one is to fluff, or straighten the "branches" all in one direction as well as making sure that they are straight.  The next thing I did was take some silver mesh ribbon, cut enough to go around the wreath in a circle a little bigger then the wreath and hot glue the ends on some branches tucked inside.

I took the silver mesh ribbon and tucked it in the branches about every 8" or so all around the wreath until I liked how it looked.  After it looked good, I then hot glued the tucks in place.  Next, I took some silver and red ribbon and tucked it over and across the silver mesh.  When it looked right, I then went back and hot glued it in place as well.

I know that the picture below looks like I skipped a whole bunch of steps all at once, but it really isn't.  First, I took 3 large poinsettias and placed them in the 3, 6 and 9 'o-clock positions on the wreath and hot glued them as well.  I then took some silver ribbon and tied it into a pretty bow.  I took the metal horn and attached it firmly to the wreath with wire.  I then took the silver bow and hot glued it on top of the wire so it wouldn't show.

Here is a close-up of the poinsettias.

And another view of the wreath along with tools and toys for the kids.  Though in a case like this-toys really become tools, since they help keep everyone happy!

And here is the finished wreath.  I got so excited with how pretty it was looking that I didn't take any pictures between the above one and the finished product.  As you can see, I added a smaller bow on top of the silver one with the same red and silver ribbon that I used to go around the wreath.  I also tucked in some berry sprigs on either side of the horn as well as in-between the poinsettias at the bottom.  I also tucked in some red leaf things.  See them in either side if the horn and underneath the berries and bows?  I thought that they really added an elegant touch and complimented the rest of the wreath nicely.  After I liked the placement of everything I went back and hot glued it all into place.

It turned out so pretty!  I can't wait to see it on my friends front door!

Check back in a few days to see another Christmas wreath creation.  Next time it will be a redo wreath for my front door, and it turned out beautiful!

Merry Christmas and Ho-Ho-Ho!



Sonia B said...

Very pretty Deb!

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

Great job Deb!!! You are so talented.

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