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The wreath…

December 22, 2012

After the Great Make Do and Mend Egg Box Tree, topped with it’s peg star, and all our other handmade and upcycled decorations, we obviously needed a wreath for the front door to match.

We haven’t used the baubles on the tree this year, so….

wreath1I used them to make the wreath!

wreath21I had a frame left from last year’s wreath, and then used florists wire to hold them in place. If you don’t have a frame, then I have seen posts on Pinterest (where else?!) where they have bent an old wire coathanger into a circle, and then you can use the hook bit to hang it from-I like this idea a lot, and was tempted to give it a go despite having a frame to use..!

And this was BigSmall’s interpretation for his bedroom door…


He is especially proud of the Jaguar at the top!

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    Lovely job to both of you. Such pretty colours and who wouldn’t love the Jaguar! Seasons greetings to you all.

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      Thankyou! Jaguar was the crowning glory I think 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great Christmas!

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