Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Garland - a very quick make

Evening All,

Second time this evening ... it's great to be finding time to craft.

I've had the makings of this garland sitting on my desk for weeks ... months, actually!

I wrapped the base, a polystyrene ring bought from my favourite garden/craft centre, with red organza ribbon. The silk Christmas roses, bought in bunches, were in the reduced section so a bargain. A few clips with wire snips and I had enough leaf sprays and flowers to cover the ring. I've just pushed them in so hope they stay put - so far, so good. The gold baubles have just been folded - they come as a bauble on each end of a length of wire - and again just pushed into the base.

The ribbon was already in my stash - just waiting to be put to good use. I bought the gold/red patterned ribbon whilst on holiday in June on a visit to Shopkeeper Gal's shop with the girls from WOYWW. I couldn't resist the ribbon even though I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with it back then :))

The whole thing cost less than £5 - a bargain, I think, and so pretty.

Materials: polystyrene ring base; bunch of large red silk Christmas roses; bunch of smaller white Christmas roses; red organza ribbon; gold satin-edged organza ribbon; red/gold patterned ribbon; gold baubles

Well, I think I could get another half hour crafting before bedtime - I hope to get a bit of scrapping done now :)

Take care all and have a great Saturday.

Happy crafting,


Angie said...

That is beautiful are your cards on previous posts ....sorry for being a bad blogger at the moment...hope you are keeping well with Chritmas just around the corner. xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful garland and card since I last popped in Elizabeth :o)
Jackie xx

Marie-Louise said...

Oh Elizabeth you are clever. This is really lovely.

Annie said...

That's so pretty Elizabeth.
A x
ps I never heard back from you about the rag doll so am presuming you changed your mind

Twiglet said...

So pretty - and very cleverly made too. x Jo

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth this is absolutely beautiful x

BJ said...

Oh you've gone all Christmassy like Julia on WOYWW. She gave us the Leelou link, was it easy to update? Love the wreath/garland, is it for your front door? Oh and the card for your brother is great and the little girl one too. Everything is is so Christmassy as I said. BJ