Friday, December 7, 2012

Decking the Walls

Amid all the Christmas knitting I'm trying to get done, I got the crafty bug.  I was in Pier 1 and saw this fantastic wreath made of green tinsel with decorated ornaments.  I had it in my hands until I saw the price -- no way was I going to spend that much on something I could turn into a fun family project.  Here's how ours turned out:

Festive and colorful, right?  Here's what we used:

  • Wire wreath frame
  • 30' tinsel
  • Various ornaments & jingle bells
  • Floral wire
  • Hot glue gun

I started by wrapping the entire wreath frame with the tinsel.  I secured it by tying it to the frame.  Next, I used the floral wire to thread the ornaments and jingle bells together in groups of three.  I attached in wire to the wreath frame, twisting it a bunch of times to make sure it really stayed on there.  The ornaments had a mind of their own so I used a hot glue gun to keep them close together.  The project cost me approximately $20 and was great fun for all of us!

I had a PartyLite party this fall and had a fantastic host credit.  Lots of yummy smells and beautiful candle holders were purchased for virtually nothing!  To tie the room together, I pulled out the Symmetry Trio and Cleary Creative Votive Holder. 
I just love these candle holders!  They are perfect for those who love seasonal decor and I love that I can customize them.  For these, I used some floral picks that I cut and Loreli helped me arrange.  I think it really brightens up our kitchen.
Now it's back to knitting!  =)