Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I have started to believe that I LOVE making wreaths! My favorite one, was the first one I made last year. you can find it HERE. This year I took another approach. I used tulle. Not just any tulle though, it is GLITTER tulle!

Every year each our spouses club makes wreath to silent auction off. The one that I helped make last year, was not my favorite, but I think it was super cute (pink and blue sparkly things on a grapevine wreath). The proceeds go to local charities, which is totally cool. This year, I volunteered to make one again. I knew I had to step it up. So here is what I created!

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Since I am all moved out of my house, I am at my friends house. If you choose to use glittered tulle, be aware that glitter will be EVERYWHERE when you are done. My friends couch it COVERED in red, green, and silver glitter. Whoops! Good thing we are pretty close, otherwise I would be in glittered trouble! haha.

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You can see the glitter better here. I bought 5 yards of each color of tulle, but I think I could have got by with 3 yards of each color. I have leftovers and I might make a little wreath for myself. I cut the strips at about 2” wide, and about 8” long… I quartered each strip I cut from the bolt. I just did a loop knot around a 8” metal ring that I picked up at Joann Fabrics (I was in the basic craft supplies, between beading and scrapbooking). I did two loops of each color in a pattern on the ring. I think it turned out great. While it was hanging on the wall, from the side it reminded me of a little girls tutu!

I hope you enjoyed my festive Christmas project! I am Minnesota bound in less that a week!

I am linking up to:

SaturdaySevenMain175

HookingupwithHoH

peace.love.dove.

6 comments:

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! You did a great job with it. That was so nice of you to make a wreath to giveaway. It certainly is beautiful! Best of luck at the silent auction! Hope you gets lots of money for those charities! It's beautiful!

Anna said...

Wow gorgeous wreath! it has great colors too! thank you so much for visiting my blog,
Anna

Cathy said...

B E A UTIFUL!!!!

scrapperbecka said...

Beautiful wreath! I love the colors you used awesome!
Thank you for visiting my blog this weekend
Becka

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

So perfectly adorable!! I love it. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my link party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-10.html

Have a great week!!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

I featured your wreath as one of the favorites from Bedazzle Me Monday! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/you-dazzled.html

Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope to see you tomorrow at this week's edition!! :)