Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Wreath : Festive Face Off


I was asked by Country Baskets to take part in their Festive Face Off to make a Christmas decoration using some items we would be sent.  Amazingly they sent a huge hamper filled with lovely items which could be used to make a decoration.



I loved the large clear bauble we had been sent and was very keen to incorporate that into the design.  I toyed with the idea of making a giant snow globe but after covering every available surface in fake snow, it didn't quite work out the way I had hoped so that got scrapped.

I decided instead to use the large bauble as the focus and created a wreath to go outside it.  I placed some glittery leaves inside the bauble and then used some aluminium wire I had been sent to create the circle around the outside, I then wrapped some of the hessian material which had been lining the hamper around the wire before going over it with some sparkly beads.


Once I'd got the general shape of it I decorated it using green ribbon (although it looks bluer in my photos than it does in real life!) and some sparkly baubles and a beautiful pink butterfly because I couldn't resist adding one in.

Finally I finished it off with a wooden heart.

Here's the finished product!

It's probably not as amazing as some of the other entries, but I'm rather proud of the effort.  The winner of the Festive Face Off will win £250 of vouchers to use at Country Baskets plus a donation to the charity of their choice.

Fingers crossed for my sparkly Christmas wreath!

Disclaimer: We were sent a hamper of products to enable us to take part in this competition.

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