Saturday, 6 December 2014

Tinsel

Here's my really quick, simple and inexpensive Christmas Wreath
For my base, I used a polystyrene hoop. They're very cheap to buy - this one was a £1!
I wrapped two silver tinsel garlands around the hoop (£1 each), securing the ends with a modified paperclip...

Using wire cutters I cut a U shape. I then pushed it into the polystyrene, securing the tinsel.
Once all of the wreath was covered in tinsel, I made a bow out of silver wired ribbon (£2) and secured it by tying it around the wreath.
Total cost: £5 (that's $7.79 or €6.34)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Stocking Filler 2014

I've just finished off my crochet coaster stocking fillers for this Christmas.
I previously posted about this crochet pattern here
I used some silver ribbon to bundle up my sets of 4 slate coloured coasters and I added a very simple label - made using my trusty tag punch and a christmas tree punch.