Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas is coming....

50% off Christmas decorations + hot glue gun = DIY Christmas Wreath!


I got the idea for this off Ravelry, although the one's I saw there were made from polystyrene balls wrapped in scrap yarn.

I didn't have scrap yarn in the right colours, or the time to hot glue yarn to foam balls, so we did it this way. All the baubles and the plain wreath were half price at Spotlight.

The boys helped with bauble placement and I manned the glue gun. L got to use the glue gun too which he was happy about.

I'm happy with it as is, and it looks just as I envisioned, but maybe it needs something more?

7 comments:

Stitch Sista said...

I don't think it needs anything more...I mean I suppose maybe one red ribbon top or bottome, but really it's perfect as is...classic looking.

So are they painted foam baubles? or did you buy them that way?

Lou's Mum said...

They're just cheap plastic baubles from spotlight :) the kind you'd hang on the tree. They have them in bulk tubes and boxes, so I just grabbed some different sizes. We stuck glue where the cap bit with the string to hang is and shoved them into the wreath lol Just have to be careful how far we open the screen door or one of the big ones will get squished!

I was thinking maybe a box at the bottom too. I'll put one on to see how it looks, but I think it looks great as simple as it is right now too.

Lou's Mum said...

oops, that's bow at the bottom.

april said...

hmmm yeah maybe a bow? but then maybe that would be over doing it?
I think it looks perfect as it :)

Melissa said...

I think it looks great just as it is. Well done!

Shannon said...

It's stunning! I am halfway through my yarn covered one (which I too nicked from Rav). The way I move it might be finished for Chrissy 2011 lol. Of course I am using Merino Supreme and Possom merino blend for some reason..... kinda didn't think about using good yarn before starting with the glue whoops.

Stitch Sista said...

Hi again, just wanted to let you know I've awarded you an Honest Scrap award! Hope Christmas was great for you.