It’s 9.10 on Saturday night and we’ve reached that point where we are so tired, everything is hilarious. Possibly not the best time to try writing a blog, definitely not the best time to try and make Christmas wreaths, but we did both anyway. The results on the wreaths have been surprisingly attractive.
To make the wreath we used a polystyrene ring from Spotlight and covered it with a length of black satin to act as a base colour. We then wound around some satin leopard print from Etsy, securing it with small gold beading pins also from Spotlight. Finally, we placed a leopard print tree decoration at the base to finish it off. Voila!
Earlier this year Fran got married in Rarotonga with a small intimate gathering of close family and friends. A couple of months after the wedding they had a marriage blessing service at Fran’s family church, so that they could share their special occasion with the many friends and family who hadn’t been at the wedding. Fran’s godmother made beautiful flower arrangements for the church and gave Fran the ribbon and doves she had used, after the service, which gave Fran the idea for her Christmas wreath.
We used a plain fern wreath from Spotlight and, in addition to the doves and ribbon, we added some clusters of gold berries. It was easy to put together, will compliment her tree nicely, and is a wonderful reminder of the loving events she has had this year.