Friday, 9 November 2012

FO Friday.

I have ANOTHER FO!!!

I know, it's amazing.

But this was a really quick little project I whipped up.

I've made a Christmas bauble wreath.

I was inspired by some pictures I found on the web last year and decided I wanted to make one too late to get any cheap baubles so I shelved the idea.

I'd share the blog I found last year if only I could find it again now. But a quick google search brings up hundreds of pictures of both handmade and comercial wreaths. Homebase are selling them for £15!

My cousin's super creative girlfriend posted a photo on Facebook of the rag wreath she'd made earlier this week and it reminded me of my shelved idea.

Anyway, I popped to Tesco on the way home from work and their Christmas decorations were out already. They had big boxes of mixed size baubles for £2.50!!!!!!! I couldnt resist all the sparkly goodness so I grabbed one box of red and one box of silver and rang mum whilst still at the checkout to get her to hook me out a wire coathanger.

I bent the coat hanger into a circle but wasnt sure whether I was going to have enough to fill it so I just chucked the baubles on. The wire needs to feed thro the little plastic loops on the baubles so I cut all the strings off. The first time, I realised I was left with too many of the large baubles at the end so I had to unwind all the baubles off the coat hanger over the spirally bit at the top and re-thread them. But this time I'm much happier.

And this is the result!




 
 
 

 
It needs the yucky hook covered up somehow.
 
 
And perhaps a little re-shaping......


But I'm pretty pleased with it.

Now I just need to store it somewhere til Christmas. Perhaps I should have thought of that. Hmmmmm......

I'm linking up with Tami again this week. Pop over.

4 comments:

  1. OMG I love it!! I've seen ones similar to yours on Pinterst. It's such a great idea, and a fabulous price too!

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  2. A big bow would help cover some. Maybe you can make it more of a loop with twist it down behind the wreath?

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  3. LOVE IT! Way to get into the Christmas spirit! No need to store it, just enjoy the holiday early ;-)

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