Friday, 25 November 2011

Autumn wreath

It's not Christmas time yet, it'll still be a couple of weeks before Christmas decorations come down from the attic. Until then, I wanted something to cheer up the house. It's mighty cold out there, and the candles have made their first outing this week. What better way to make the most of the candle-lit chimney breast than by having a lovely autumn wreath placed in prime position?



The inspiration was taken from this lovely website. Practically on the same night I saw it, I went on a hunt for a polystyrene ring and some yarn. I settled on some beautiful yarn which I'd had my eye on for quite some time, although never knew what I could do with it (will tell you the name of it when I find the label!). A few days later, I started wrapping the wool. Two hours it took me. A rather long and boring job, but so satisfying to see it grow before your eyes. A good programme on George Harrison may have helped to keep my brain in focus.


I then started to think about embellishments. Something simple, not too crowded, that made good use of crafty resources already in my possession, whilst showcasing the beautiful yarn. Some felt and foam leaves were cut, wooden and mother-of-pearl buttons were used, red yarn and ribbon helped it come together. Even a lovely red crochet flower I had won from the lovely Miss Mary was attached. I think it shows it off beautifully. All different bits were attached using some thin metal wire. So from concept drawing...


To the real thing...


What do you reckon?


Fancy coming round for a cup of cocoa?

9 comments:

PinkCatJo said...

It looks lovely. Very very cosy.

And I wouldn't say 'no' to the cocoa! x

Toffeeapple said...

It looks very effective with the candles on your mantel-piece.

Rachel said...

Wow, I'm very impressed! (And slightly ashamed to admit that I STILL haven't decorated my wreath...) Yours looks lovely, and now you have inspired Me to get on and finish my one! Thanks for linking to me
R x

Monica said...

beautiful!

Ali said...

Oh, pretty, pretty!

Stash Avalanche said...

What lovely, lovely yarn.

marlene rodrigues said...

It´s so beautiful!!
And with the candleslooks so cozy.
Congrats! you made a great work.
have a nice weekend,
marlene

The Curious Cat said...

It is really cool! I love seeing people's latest projects!!! xxx

The Girl said...

Oooh that's mega gorgeous, really really love it.

That wool looks fantabulous.