Textile Leaves Christmas Wreath

Monday 11 November 2013

With the festive season just around the corner, now is a great time to start crafting your wreaths. They will stay fresh and colourful right through the season!

We made these in Crafternoon Teas  yesterday and everybody made their own original wreaths using colours, textiles and button decoration! Oh ..plus we had a gorgeous cream tea too! So get your craft on and make cream tea too to enjoy the pleasure of wreath making this Christmas time!

You Will Need –

130cm 80cm wide organza ribbon (or strips of voile)
120cm 25cm red double satin ribbon        
1 x 25cm florists wire hoop
6 buttons                                 
20cm voile (golds /reds)
20 x 20cm crafters felt (green/reds)       
20 x 20cm table protector
40 x 40cm selection of fabrics include velveteen, satin, linen or cotton
130cm 80cm wide organza ribbon (or strips of voile)
Opaque nail polish (to give frosted look)
Sewing box essentials scissors, threads, dressmaking pins

Let’s Create

Take your wire florist hoop and wrap the organza around it and secure both ends with a pin. You now have your base.

Take three seasonal leaf shapes, trace around them and cut out. Then cut out odd number of leaves in various sizes, colours and textures. Take your ribbon and make a bow and pin over the overlapped ribbon. This is your bottom of your wreath.

Take your largest leaves and lay on your base first. Remove your ribbon as this is a guide. You will add the ribbon as the last job. Pinch the centres to give them a raised effect. 

Then add your smaller leaves and ribbon trio fillers. If you want to add varnish to create a frost effect this is a good time to do this. Add your organza strips in trios. Your wreath is now all pinned up.

It will take about an hour to sew your wreath together. Going around the pins, stitch the leaves on and take the pins out. 

Your wreath will then have a 3D effect to it. 

Add buttons and... 

...is all ready for the festive season.

Happy Christmas 2013,

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