Wednesday, 18 December 2013

DIY How To: Christmas Bauble Wreath

 Every year I try to make a new Christmas themed wreath for our front door and after years of making the regular fir wreath with holly and different plants I decided this year to give a bauble wreath a try.

I did mention in a previous post about making how I made it and what you'd need to make your own. I think this would work for pretty much any season though and just change up the colors it would look super cute for Easter with pastels.

What you will need:

Baubles in all different sizes I picked my up from Tesco on a for £3 a box and used Gold, Red & Silver.

A Glue Gun (be careful with how hot he glue gets though I did have a few Baubles melt in places)

and the main part of this project is a Styrofoam ring.

I just put some old newspaper down to make sure I didn't glue anything to the floor or of anything spilt it didn't ruin my flooring.

 I decided to go for a mix of matte, shiny and glitter bauble I think its a great combination.

First I used a thick ribbon and glued it around the top of the ring (this is your decision you can use string or if you a door that you can just hook the wreath onto it go for it :) )

When selecting your baubles make sure to pull the loop and cap off the top of the bauble and once you start gluing them to the ring make sure to point the little bit that stick out down and not up. I have one that I accidentally did that to and its been bugging me since.

 Before making this I did do a quick YouTube search for a good idea on where to start some people like to add to 4 sides but I personally just started on one side and made my way round the ring and just made sure that one side didn't have more colors etc than the other.

What I really love about this is that it will last for years unlike the real ones I have made in the past I cant wait to make more fore next year for different doors int he house and plus means if we have another theme for redecorating next year I get to have fun with new colors!!

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas.....

Sooooo I am a little bit obsessed with Christmas its probably my favorite holiday out of them all, I just love the pretty lights, Christmas movies, going crazy buying gifts for other people and most exciting for me is decorating for the holidays!!

We aren't a family who put lights up outside the house but we do a lot of decorations inside. Now I wish I had one of those amazing American houses that have the massive entry ways etc but I do the best with what I have and wanted to share with you my little bit of winter wonder land :)

Unlike a lot of people I know our family has a real tree if we are going to do Christmas we do it the right way. So finding the perfect tree is a long winded process for us we are the people that scare other customers away from parts of the garden center because we are talking to the Christmas tree's. My family is a little weird so to us its perfectly normal to make the trees go through an interview process before we choose haha (*) Oh and I also name the tree last year we had George and this year we have Phil the Fir.

Picking the Tree out
Trying to figure out how many lights had blown from last year
Our theme this year was a ton of lights and baubles for the tree no tinsel or other ornaments and I freaking love the look of the tree this year.
Added from Candy Canes and snowmen as little accent pieces around the TV
Hand made Bauble Wreath there will be a Blog post very soon on how I made this
The finished look <3 br="">
Cali Cat investigating Phil the Fir and seeing what gifts she can chew :)

This isn't all the decorations we have up if you would like to see some more of the little pieces let me know.

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(*) For anyone that would like to know I am helping 2 trees through weight watchers next year as some were a little to plump for out living room this year lmao