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Feeling Christmassy…A Lacey Wreath

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How are you getting on with Christmas? I’m slowly getting into the festive spirit! I’ve been thinking about making a fabric wreath for a while now and thought it would be a great Christmas decoration. Have you seen how fabric hungry they are though?! About 1.5-2m per wreath depending on how full you want them and I just didn’t have any/enough of the colours to hand to make one up. 

And then, at silly o’clock one morning, I had a thought! A good friend of mine had happened across a bag of lace when clearing out her loft and offered it to me and it occurred to me that it would make a perfect snowy, lacy wreath!. So I was off!

Materials Needed

  • Wire wreath base (I popped in to my local florist or you can find similar here)
  • Lace eg. old net curtains
  • Organza
  • (Optional) seed beads and wooden decorations
Making a DIY Christmas lace wreath with wooden tags by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

To make the wreath, I set to chopping up all my lace into 4-5″ lengths and tied them on to the wire wreath (you can find a tutorial here)….

Making a DIY Christmas lace wreath with wooden tags by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

…I then added in some strips of organza to fluff it out a bit more and then I was ready to pimp decorate it. I got these pretty decorations from Hobbycraft, although you can find similar here, here and here. For some of the decorations, I used a hot-glue gun to stick cotton thread to the back to hang them and then I was all ready to go!

Making a DIY Christmas lace wreath with wooden tags by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence
Making a DIY Christmas lace wreath with wooden tags by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

Beads were added, cotton was tied….

Making a DIY Christmas lace wreath with wooden tags by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

And then it was all ready to hang up with some twine…

Making a DIY Christmas lace wreath with wooden tags by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

It looks very pretty in our lounge and was so much fun to make. I’m even starting to think about digging out our Christmas decorations now…..!!!

Sx

Today’s sky ● overcast, misty and cold but oh so pretty!

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