Friday, 9 December 2011

A Christmas Wreath

Thursday 8th December

I had a very interesting day at college, we didn't make any cards for the card making class, instead we had two visitors from one of the other college campuses and we helped them make a christmas wreath.

Started off by using a metal frame to wire on some very fresh moss, (with me escaping from the room everytime i saw something crawl!!!), once this was secured into place with the floristry wire i then started adding fresh spruce.  We were advised by our tutor to keep the spruce going in one direction and again this was all wired into place.

Now for the fun bit!!! after been on the floristry course and having made cards for a long time i knew that arrangements looked better in groups of 3's and 5's etc.  So i used some gauged floristry wire to create stems on some fir cones and they were poked into the wreath.   I wrapped some cinnamon sticks with raffia and secured to the wreath in the same way.  The tutor had got some dried apples and oranges so they went on too!!

For a final finishing touch i then made a bow out of tartan wired ribbon, a big loop so it can hang on the door and a ribbon tail, these were all secured into place using german mossing pins. Once this had all been done i turned the wreath over and the tutor showed me how to back the wreath with a special tape to proctect the door while the wreath was hanging up.

So here is my finished wreath :)

8 comments:

  1. Ahh its lovely hun i going to make one on mon wont be as good as yours xx nicky

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  2. Gorgeous wreath, looks fabby xxx

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  3. It's lovely Louise - you should be very proud of yourself.

    Catherine x

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  4. Ah!! It's beautiful.

    Nicki.xxx

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  5. So pretty and welcome to blogland, should come with a warning as can be addictive, lol

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  6. Lovely wreath Louise. I'm making one next week when I've finished work for Christmas. Mine will be on a twig base though not wire. I will blog it when done :-)

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