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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Ribbon decorated wreath

Good morning friends,

Today is my DT project for Fantastic ribbons: we were asked to create a  festive home decor project and you know how much I love creating wreaths! Nothing is being posted on the blog at the moment, but I had made it so decided to post it here anyway.

I started out with a plain vine wreath, which I decorated with twisted lengths of  traditional red and green satin ribbons, fixing them at the top, bottom & sides with wire. I then sewed buttons to the bottom & top to create a hanger. To finish I die cut 5 poinsettias (Spellbinders) and glued them over the wired ribbon.

This is an indoor wreath..good fun to make!

Whilst on the subject of wreaths, I haven't shared my front door wreath this year..and it's been up since December 1st! Actually for those of you who were following me this time last year, it's the same wreath. I usually will keep a wreath I've made for at least a few years, maybe make some changes, but as long as I still like it and it's still looking tidy, I'll keep using it. This one will stay up until the end of the month and then be replaced with a simpler winter wreath for the rest of January. I love having a seasonal wreath on my door and it's something I've done for many years.

Are you all ready for Christmas? I still have Tom's card left to make, but I'll wait until he's back in work on Monday and I can concentrate. However, after we had a lovely morning today...visited local garden centre, had a coffee, went to the hen farm to restock food for our girls...I had a lovely afternoon crafting whilst watching the horse shop from Olympia on TV! I made a table centre-piece from some dies I got a few months ago and have been excited to finally use...As long as I can get a decent photo, I'll post it on here tomorrow.

Bye for now and thank you for stopping by,
Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Love, love, love them both absolutely beautiful Carole.
    I might just have a go at the "indoor one" I really like the idea of that.
    I did have my outside one up, took it down because of the terrible gales and rain we are having.
    I have not got round to having a wreath up all year yet.
    Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Crafty 2014

    Patricia xxx

  2. Carole, both wreaths are just beautiful. I'm not sure which one I like better. Actually they are even in my book - both winners. Sounds like you had a fun, relaxing day. Can't wait to see your centerpiece. Wishing you a great day tomorrow.

  3. Hello Carole : )

    Love your red wreath!! I will be looking for that poinsettia die from Spellbinders!! : )

    You are so sweet to visit my blog! Thank you for all your kind comments. Where do you live? I am in the north central part of the US in the north western part of Wisconsin : ) We are being beaten on this winter with very cold temperatures and lots of snow!! brrr!

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!


  4. Gorgeous wreaths, they look fantastic!

  5. Morning Carole,
    Love your wreaths, my front door wreath I made with all green from the garden finished with a few cones, luckily the wind has not done it any damage.
    Happy Christmas to you and your followers.

  6. Hi Carole,
    fabulous wreaths. I do love your fab wreaths you make.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.



  8. Your wreaths are always beautiful Carole and these two are no exception. The one on your door is fantastic. I think I am ready as I will ever be, but have not done David's card yet, so better get a wiggle on. Festive hugs, Anne x