Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Crafter’s Way 205–Gift Wreath

This week’s Messenger column.

What can you do with a wooden hoop, a few clothes pegs, teabags and lollies? Create a Christmas Gift that is also a Christmas Decoration.


In addition to the above items you will also need some glue and ribbon. The type of glue you use will depend on whether your pegs are wooden like mine or you choose to use plastic pegs. I used PVA Glue for mine. Plastic pegs have an advantage of coming in assorted colours.

Step 1: Position the pegs evenly around the hoop. I clip mine on at this stage.

Step 2: Once you are happy with the peg placement unclip them and place under the hoop. Do this carefully to ensure that you maintain the placement. Also double check that the clip part of the pegs is on the outside of the circle.


Step 3: Place a drop of glue on each peg then lay the hoop on top. Wait until the glue dries.


Step 4: Attach the ribbon for hanging.

Step 5: Clip the lollies or tea bags into pegs.


Hang and display. Try not to eat the lollies until after Xmas.


Trish Goodfield said...

The tea bag sample is going straight to Alan's Aunty Rosie. The lolies straight to my tummy.

Fran said...

mmmmmm lollies.