Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Autumn and Christmas Wreaths.

Last year when I lived in a small town, I went for a long walk on a country trail on a nice Autumn day. Without knowing what I was doing, I instinctively gathered some grapevine and casually worked it into a circle, careful not to snap the fresh vine. I added some freshly fallen autumn leaves, headed home and hung the makeshift wreath outside and left it there. The leaves faded and eventually fell off. By Spring time, my creation had hardened and became a beautifully sturdy start to an eventual wreath. I brought it inside and hid it somewhere in my craft room only to forget about it until this past Autumn....
Around this past Thanksgiving all the leaves outside began to change colour and it dawned on me that I had a circle of grapevine that I could use for an actual wreath. I used what I had available to me from my collection of random art/craft supplies. I added some leaves, some butterflies and other brass charms.... I enjoy this wreath very much in its simplicity! I hope you do too!

I loved having this my door!
Items Used:
  • Grapeleaf vines
  • fake autumn leaves and berries
  • sparkly gold butterflies
  • a few random brass charms
  • hot glue gun + glue

Since I enjoyed having a wreath up during October and into November, I decided I should make one for Christmas as well. I had a string of plain garland, some poinsettias (as part of a candle ring) and some sparkly green butterflies (as you can guess, I like butterflies!). I twisted the garland into a circle... ok, as good as a circle as I could and began gluing on the poinsettias. I added the green butterfly but took them off as they were too distracting. This wreath is simple as well but I like it!!!

 My super easy Christmas Wreath!

Items Used:
  • 1 string of garland
  • 2 candle rings with poinsettias
  • fake pine cones and berries
  • 4 tiny bells
  • hot glue gun + glue

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