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woodland chandelier wreath

November 6, 2013

I mentioned to someone that I started Christmas tree decorating on Hallowe’en.  He gave me that omg-you’re-a-crazy-lady look.

well maybe so . . .

but in just another week, Cristy and I are inviting a few friends over for a “let’s make it a Crafty Christmas” party.  And we want the house to look absolutely fabulously festive.

Part of the fun is making crafty samples ahead of time.  This year one of the crafting tables will have supplies for this woodland chandelier-style wreath.

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it’s not difficult, but if you use natural twigs like I did,  just be really gentle so they don’t all break while you’re working on it.

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I used shirt hangers tied together with rafia as the wreath base and bent the hooks into loops to attach the “chandelier” baubles,

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adorned the wreath with sprigs of rosemary, red button-berries and plaid bows,

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tied 3 loops of twine to hang, and presto!

I’m hopeful that our crafting friends will like making this with us.

Here are my sources of wreath inspiration:

source: nifty thrifty things

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source: Free People blog

thank you for reading!

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  1. November 6, 2013 9:59 pm

    Ohhh….this is too cute. And you make it sound relatively easy. I’ve got some wreathes set aside to hang down, but didn’t cuz they’re too….heavy, and I don’t mean weight wise. I might haffta scrap ‘em for something like yours. And hey…we’re preparing to decorate outside. You can be afraid now. LOL

  2. Patricia Girolami permalink
    November 7, 2013 3:32 am

    This is so very lovely, I make a wreath evry yyear at Christmas but I’ve never done one like this, I intend to have a go, it will look lovely above my entrance door. I think the shirt hangers are a great recycling idea too, thank you for inspiring me :)

  3. November 7, 2013 8:14 am

    Diane, these are fabulous. Love your take on the idea. You’ve got my head swimming with possibilities for our home this holiday season. I don’t do a lot of decorating but something like this would be simple and beautiful. LOVE IT! I have a big empty spot in the middle of my dining room table. The lights hang on either end of the table … so…. the middle might need one of these. :-)

  4. November 7, 2013 10:56 am

    Mmm, this would smell wonderful from pine boughs!

  5. November 9, 2013 11:07 am

    No, no, no — it is not too soon to decorate for the holidays! Your wreath is fun, whimsical, holidayish and just so much joy is felt from looking at it. I am inspired to make one.

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