Sunday, December 13, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Twinkling Wreath

It's almost Christmas day and New Year's day arrives exactly one week later. Not much time to make a whole new set of decorations, so here's one that will take you from Christmas to New Year's Eve in the blink of an eye.  We'll start by making a tinsel wreath for Christmas

then on New Year's Eve, we can remove the red ribbon and add letters to the center to spell out "Cheers" and 2016 with Joy 3D embroidered letters.

Here's what you'll need:

Joy letters and numbers
12" Smoothfoam™ wreath - flat not rounded.
16" Disposable silver party platter
2" Wide silver, wired ribbon
1 1/4" Red wired ribbon
Silver tinsel garland
Floral Pins
Decorative LED lights for crafts
Lo-temp glue gun
Silver sequin pins

1. Cut a length of silver ribbon long enough to go around the wreath. With the edge of the ribbon aligned with edge of the foam wreath, wrap the ribbon around the wreath, securing at intervals along the edge with sequin pins.


2. Holding both ends, carefully pull the wire along the upper edge of the ribbon to gather. Pull as tightly as possible, then twist the ends together to secure.  The gathered edge will automatically overlap the front of the wreath.

3. Cut a piece of tinsel to go around the outer edge of the wreath then thread thru the coiled light strand. Pull the lights so the ends reach the ends of the tinsel.  Wrap around the wreath and secure with the floral pins.  Lights are optional, but they do add an extra sparkle.

4. Cut a 1" slot in the edge of the silver tray then glue the wreath onto the tray with the end of the  wire and battery box at the back of the tray.  Glue the battery box to the back.   
Note: The wreath should fit snugly within the rim of the tray.

5. Add a bow to the top of the wreath for a Christmas decoration, then glue the letters and numbers in place for New Year's Eve!  Enjoy!  Y'all come back now...................

Yours truly,
Julie :)


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