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Friday, 13 December 2013

Quick Christmas Ornament - holly wreath

Need something quick for last minute Christmas decorations? Need to make a lot of gift tags or cards and is looking for a simple ornament? Try this - a 10-mins holly wreath. The wreath is about 1-1.5" wide in diameter.

You'll need:
Crimper, slotted/needle tool, tweezer, pointed end scissors
12" long standard paper strips in shades of green
1-2" long narrow (cut half along the length of standard strip) strips in shades of red
twines

To make:

1. Crimp the 12" long green strips. In the above project, I use 3 green strips: leaf green, holiday green and spring green. If you want to make larger wreath, you'll need more strips. Any crimper should do  the work, as long as it crimps. (I use an old, no-brand crimper, but we do carry crimper from QC that creates fine or coarse crimps)

2. For the base of the wreath: align the green strips together, then roll them like how you make a ring coil, but loosely to maintain the crimping effect.

3. Using a twine, tie the strips together to prevent the wreath from unwinding. Trim off the remaining strips.

 4. Roll the narrow 1-2" long red strips into loose coils. And glue them down on the wreath.
If you are making larger wreath, then you'll need to use longer strips to make larger coils to match the size. You can also add some glitters, or blings or punched shapes like stars or little angels to the wreath. Consider also using metallic strips or other colour combinations for the base of the wreath- it's really up to your creativity.

I hope this tutorial comes helpful. If you do make something out of this tutorial, don't forget to show us a photo of your creation! Till then, have fun!

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