Friday, November 25, 2011

30 Days of Handmade Gift Giving Blog Hop ~ Day 25 Project 2

This is my 2nd project for today.

If you missed my earlier Post this morning Click HERE
If you missed my post for the Poinsettia Wreath MTC/SVG Files Click HERE

My next project is a Feathered Wreath. Again an easy and kinda of inexpensive project.

What you need is:

A Wreath base either a Styrofoam one which is getting harder to find for a reasonable price or other solutions are a swim noodle (if you can find them this time of year) or foam pipe covers, which is what I used.

Ribbon to make a hanger and bow

Feather Boas of your choice of color(s) I found some for a decent price at a yard sale a couple dollars each.
I used Red and Green for a Christmas Festive look
If Desired ornaments, I placed some on mine I chose silver glittered ones from the score I got at Goodwill the other day.

First you want to get your foam pipe cover (or swim noodle) and wrap it around into a circle and tape together really good. I suggest duct tape, but since my kids are tape thieves and are obsessed with any kind I couldn't find any and just used a good packing tape.

Once you have that done, make sure there are no bends in the circle if there are and you can't get it to stay formed in the circle and you keep getting the kink, just wrap that lil part with a piece of tape to help it keep its form.

Then take some packing tape and wrap it inside out around two spots so the sticky side is out.

Take your ribbon and tie around the tubing making a double knot, then go up make a loop and tie a knot (double if desired but not necessarily) then tie the rest into a bow for your hanger to hang your wreath.

Then take one of your boas and start at the end and place it around the tape part you just did where the sticky side is out. then go around the tubing leaving space for the next boa to go in between. If one boa is fuller than the other, I suggest placing the fuller boa on first and the other one second.

Then Repeat with the next boa, starting at the other spot where you had the tape going outside and wrap it around the tubing in the spots you left in between the other boa.

Tuck the loose ends of the boa under neath and around the other placed boa to keep it in place. Then fluff out the feathers around so that some that got scrunched or hidden come out and looks fuller.

If you choose to add ornaments, take the hook and poke it into the tubing and curve the rest around the tubing where desired. I suggest using an odd number of ornaments as odd number embellishments are more pleasing to the eyes.

Then hang on your front door or where ever. Or give it as a beautiful gift.

What do you think? Something you might make?

My 3rd Project HERE

If your just joining us below are the past days of the hop.

Simply Click their names to go to their blogs

Day  1 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Countdown Calendar 
Day  2 ~ Jessica The Creative Stamper ~ Wreath
Day  3 ~ Debbie DD's Crafts ~ Notepad
Day  4 ~ Sarah Pink Cricut ~ Scarf
Day  5 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Alterted Paper Mache Book
Day  6 ~ Crafty Queen ~ Calendar
Day  7 ~ Playing with Paper ~ Candle
Day  8 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Recycled Jars/Containers
Day  9 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Altered Clipboard
Day 10 ~ Thatz Uneek ~ Altered File Album
Day 11 ~ Kinderstampo ~ table setting 
Day 12 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Candle
Day 13 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Altered Candles
Day 14 ~ Funky Cards ~ Wall hanging
Day 15 ~ Creations With Gill ~ Treat Box
Day 16 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Sweet Treat Cups
Day 17 ~ Cardstock and Coffee ~ Recipe, Box, n Ornament
Day 18 ~ The Cropping Canuck ~ Mini Album
Day 19 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Altered Tin
Day 20 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ Home Decor
Day 21 ~ Playing With Paper ~ Recipe
Day 22 ~ Scrap n Today ~ Sweet Treat
Day 23 ~ Simple Sarah ~ Ornament
Day 24 ~ The Scrapoholic ~ 3 Projects

Don't Forget to check out my 30 Days of Christmas Cards too. 
(Cards and Sketches are posted later in the day)

Until Tomorrow...
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill (aka The Scrapoholic)

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