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Making Christmas Wreaths

by Permanent Posies on December 10, 2010

I am not sure that actually having a cute Christmas wreath is nearly as much fun as the memory I made making the wreath with my baby girl at her beautiful, festive, Christmas decorated home.  She is so decisive in her creativity, instinctively knowing ahead of time what colors will work well together.  She is edgier in her decor than my vintage style….for sure.  Yet her look is always seeming to be classic.

This wreath is not a new idea nor is it our idea.  The original tutorial that we saw was on Tater Tots and Jello.  My daughter made one of those for fall as I showed you in my Fall Wreath post.  But, the flowers were so thick that the glass outer door smashed it so she figured out how to make them lay flatter.  I don’t have a glass outer door so I decided to make some a little thicker and some flat.

First, we picked out our fabrics.

Mine:
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Hers:
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Then, we cut the fabric into about 2 inch wide strips and however wide the fabric came (maybe 54”).  The bigger the flower, the longer the fabric strip.  We made a variety of sizes.

Then we used hot glue and scrunched up one end and glued it to felt.  The felt would later but trimmed so that it would only serve as a backing.  But, I glued several flowers on a piece before I trimmed them.  Then sort of twist the fabric and glue it around the center.  Easy Breezy!  If you want a thick flower like the ones on Tater Tots and Jello, don’t twist so tightly as you glue it around in the circle.  Also, check out her tutorial on those.

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Now here is Nurse M & M’s final wreath.  She added a little sign and a bow out of cream burlap.  I did not come close to finishing mine that day.  She is fast and had done it before so…..she was able to complete it and hang it so I could photograph it before I had to head home.  My photos are sort of washed out…..but you get the idea.

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I finished mine at home.  I think I like it with the Silent Night in the middle.  The Sleigh Ride sign doesn’t show up well.    What do you think?

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hanna December 10, 2010 at 9:25 PM

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Take a peek at my giveaways when you come by. I have 7 going on now and everything is handmade and GORGEOUS:) Happy Holidays!!
ahhh……this wreath is gorgeous

Maria@PersonalizedSketches December 10, 2010 at 11:41 PM

What pretty embellishments for the wreaths. I do like the “Silent Night” on your wreath better too. (I also took a peek at your other post of the Fall wreath…it is beautiful :o )

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comment on my dad’s recovery.

Jerri December 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Your wreaths are gorgeous! Nice work!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I’m featuring you for this week’s event. Come by and grab my featured button if you’d like one.

Hope you’ll link up with us again!

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