Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Wreaths...Ho! Ho! Ho!...part 2

Welcome back! If you didn't read part one, go here first.

Now we are ready to start assembling our Christmas wreath.

First, I take a small piece of lace and make a loop on the back. I tie it to the metal frame. This will be used for hanging the wreath later. 

Next, I take wire edged ribbon and loop it back on itself a number of times (The more loops you have the bigger the ribbon will be.).

Then I wrap the ribbon around the middle and pull it tight to hold all the loops together. I glue this on the back.

I cut the ends and glue it onto the wreath form. Sometimes I use wire to hold it in place. Then I play with the ends and plump the loops. The wire makes this easy. 

Next, I separate all the little red balls. They usually come in clumps of 20 or so.

Then I use the wire cutters to snip off all the ends. So all I have left is the little red balls.

Then I glue the angles, large red balls, and small red balls on the front of the wreath form.

Then I wrap strands of silver beading all the way around the wreath form....

...and I secure it on the back with hot glue.

At this point, I hung it up to see how it looked. Not bad...but I need to add a little more....

I added the pine cone clusters and little gold balls too. TADA!!!


This is for the new secretary at my school.

This is for my caseworker, Lisa, at the adoption agency.

And this is for a friend!

Hope you enjoyed the wreaths. Now you can make one yourself! MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Amy said...

Your wreaths are beautiful!:)

That is such a great (and very thoughtful) gift!

And tell Richard that I enjoyed his walk down memory lane. He and his family had a lovely home.

God Bless,

Michele said...

Very Pretty!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

You made it look way easy! I may have to try this again. I haven't been successful in the past.

Becky said...

Looks wonderful! It's lots of fun, I like to make wreaths too!