Thursday, 2 December 2010

All- white Christmas wreath

Hi there! Today, I’m a guest over at Groupon getting crafty and talking about making an all-white wreath from discarded recycled materials.

I am soo excited as this is my first time guest-blogging !!!!!! Go and have a peek for the full tutorial and more pictures and let me know what you think !! I’ve created the project  as I am very much into re-using unexpected materials and was very inspired by the white-ness of it all... .
Hope to hear from you soon..and hope to see you here for the full post!!!!

The link to the Groupon blog seems to be broken so here is the full post below as well..

I love recycling materials so to find a whole glut of cutt-off paper was like Christmas come true.I first had no idea but could see potential.. especially because it was all white- so very Christmassy.
This was my fabulous starting material :
When I discovered an old Christmas wreath I had left over ( see below ) , there was only one thing for it- time to update a classic with my found paper treasure !
I painted the base wreath white with some leftover Dulux as I liked the matt finish it gave ( and also because it was leftover, so practically free- another win- win situation! ) The only downside was it took ages to dry, but this might have been because it was a cold garage..

Well, at least it gave me some time to think about what to do with the white paper.After a couple of experiments, I came up with a wreath like the one below, where the paper strips were half folded over each other and then secured to the white base with practically invisible nylon.
I liked the whiteness of the finished product , so kept it fresh, clean and perky with some simple baubles in lime and silver, and some white ribbons.
What do you think ?
Let us know what you're planning for your festive wreath.Happy Christmas crafting.


jerriann said...

Hi just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a very nice comment. Love your wreath, I'll have to go check out the rest of the post.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Good for you!! :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful and you are so clever and creative. What a fabulous wreath. I love the vignette also. Congrats on the Guest Post, and wow what a fabulous tutorial.

Thank you also for your thoughts and prayers. You are such a Blessing and I appreciate it more than you can know. Thank you. Hugs, Marty

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,

That was a super Eco-friendly wreath! Thanks for sharing such approach.

Have a great weekend!

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Jan Halvarson said...

Very creative! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Now off to groupon!

The Shoestring Contessa said...


Jen said...

Very fun blog! Keep up the crafting!! :)

Maaike said...

Hai Bea, ja ik moest ook meteen aan je denken toen ik de post schreef: wat zou ze er van vinden?! Maar ja het is echt zo, mijn tante heet Bea... leuke toeval toch?
Ik ben natuurlijk meteen naar je link gaan kijken; je krans is prachtig! Heel leuk dat je op die site staat.
Fijn weekend, liefs van Maaike

Unknown said...

I LOVE the color scheme--its mine too! see:

Meertje said...

De krans is erg mooi.
Groetjes Miriam

Vanessa said...

Hi Bea! I'm so excited for you that you got to do a guest post! You did an awesome job and that wreath is truly incredible! I am amazed and in awe of your talent and I'm so thrilled that you linked this up to the party this week!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Lieve Bea,

Wàt een geweldige moeder heb jij zeg! Zoiets bewonder ik uiteraard héél erg. Maar zelf maak ik alleen heel fijn gehaakt kant, dus niet het kant klossen wat je moeder deed. Toch ben ik trots op het feit om weer dichtbij zo'n prachtmens te zijn geraakt via jouw kontakt. Die bruidszakdoekjes maakte ik ook voor onze duitse 'zonen' en je werkt er wel een tien uren op. De vinger stuk van de fijne naald met de kleine bolletjes DMC haakgaren. Batisten zakdoekjes uit Zwitserland met nog borduurwerk op in wit... Heel fijntjes. En dan moet zo'n mens het even in haar tas stoppen. De kinderen waaraan ik haakles gaf, die doen zoiets niet! Maar ja, bewijzen kan ik niks en het is foetsie... Het sentimentele raakt je omdat het je eigen bruidszakdoek was.
Als ik wat bij ben met alles zal ik mijn kantwerk nog een keer op de blog zetten...


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Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

That is so cool. My 12 year old daughter just learned to make a simmilar snowflake. I am going to have to check out your tutorial.

:) Michelle

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This wreath is gorgeous! Congrats on your guest post. Thank you so much for linking up to Homemade Christmas!

Mika said...

Hi! I'm following from the blog hop!
I'd love a follow back at


Brandi said...

I love your wreath, very pretty!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your wreath is beautiful. Well done on your guest post!!