Sunday, 11 December 2011

TRIMMINGS

Trimming the house ready for Christmas

This is something I had to do myself when the kids were really little.  Now they are at an age where they can trim the tree to a reasonable height, it is a fun tradition in our house.  This year especially, the kids have made lots of decorations at school and I can't wait to put them up!  I thought, to carry on the theme of making the decorations, I would try to make a wreath for the front door.  



Firstly I started out with a foam ring to support and adhere the flowers to.  I used (a lot!) of the STACKER FLOWERS #2.  Stacking and curling the ends as I went.  




Filling in thru the flowers I added some silver ribbon and baubles and two silver leaves to the side.  I have used paper from the Kaiser Madam Boutique 6x6 paper pad.



I also used the OLIVE BRANCHES die as sprigs on the outside of the wreath which, I think, gives it a softer look.

I do hope you have fun trimming your house for the holidays with projects you and your family have made.  

Thanks for stopping by
Celeste


I am entering this wreath in the following challenges


THE STAMP MAN - Create and Ornament

SCRAPPIN' CHICS CHALLENGE BLOG - Home for the Holidays

MY CRAFT SPOT - Challenge #36 Christmas Treat

7 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Celeste, this is amazing, what a wonderful mix of Stacker flowers and branches, it is beautiful. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Celeste your wreath is amazing (agree fully with Sandy) ... wooo hoo, you are on a wonderful creative journey. I enjoy seeing all your creations and the best part, I can see them in reality!! LOL

Thanks for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with for next week.

Kate said...

Your wreath is absolutely stunning! Wow! It looks like a real labour of love - with a marvellous end result! The little extras just take it over the top. I'm so impressed!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate
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My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot! I hope you'll join us again this week!
Amber

Frederique said...

WOw, that's so gorgeous! What a lot of effort you have put inot this project. Bravo the results were well worth the hard work!

Bamabel said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!

Aymee

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly