Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Make A Winter Wreath - Hobbycraft Collaboration

One of the things that I hear most about Christmas craft, I don't have time to craft. Not a problem with this wreath. I was excited to be asked to create a holiday wreath for the wonderful folks at Hobbycraft, a shop where I can quite easily run up a hefty overdraft. I had two issues that I needed to combat. The first being that the front door in our apartment is a really ugly colour, oddly enough it is solid wood yet all of the doors in the building have been painted over with a wood effect, very strange. As we are in an apartment block I wanted to make a wreath that was more of a winter wreath rather than a Christmas wreath. Even when you have an ugly door you can still make a perfect wreath.

All of the materials I used can be found in store or online at Hobbycraft.
As the colour of the door could not be changed I decided to spray my wreath white to gain a striking contrast. I drew a star shape onto brown paper and cut out several shapes. Next I unwound lengths of wire and attached the brown paper stars by sandwiching the wire between two stars glued together.

Once I had positioned two of the robins I wound the wire and stars around the wreath. I decided to keep it simple and not add more adornment. I t works really well in the space and I can use it after Christmas as it has more of a wintery feel. The other added bonus is the whole wreath was put together in less than half an hour apart from drying time from the spray paint of course.

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