❅ Christmas Wreaths ❅

Hello! Its the second week of December, which means its time for my second Christmassy post on this blog. I’m really excited for this one, so I hope you enjoy it!

Yesterday evening, I made a rather impromptu decision to join my Mum in making some Christmas wreaths (she makes good un’s, its a little intimidating). I remember making one last December, and to be very frank, it didn’t turn out very pretty. So, in hopes of my second try being much better, I snapped some photographs that captured the process of the wreath-making-evening. Here they are!

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Adding decorations!

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Decoration ideas: rattan balls, cinnamon sticks, pinecones, ribbon
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The candle to go in the middle!

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetThey may look slightly complicated to do, but there really isn’t much technique put into making one of these! A lot of the positioning of leaves and decorating is up to your preference and artistic eye – you decide what works best where. As long as the final product results in some semblance of a circular shape, has leaves/cinnamon sticks/other Christmassy things on it, and smells like the freshness of pine, you’re fineeee.

I think wreaths do an amazing job of getting any space ready for the Christmas season. We made a few of these in varying sizes, and put them around the house (mostly for our viewing pleasure). Here are some photos of just how cozy of a vibe these lil’ things create.

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Yep, that was a quick sum-up of my Thursday evening. Definitely give making these a try, and leave a comment/email me if you’d like a tutorial type thing. Honestly though, I think figuring it out yourself just adds to the fun! 😛 Its a great activity to do with the family, or even by yourself with some good music on in the background. I’ll include a list of things you need to get started anyway. Hope you’ve enjoyed the second Christmassy post of the season!

Christmas Wreaths: Things you need (+where i got them)

❅ Candles – IKEA 

❅ Paper ribbon – IKEA

❅ Rattan balls – IKEA

❅ Ring foam – GG Flowers

❅ Pine leaves – GG Flowers

❅ Dried Pinecones – GG Flowers

❅ Cinnamon sticks – Cold Storage

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x, Nat.

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Are These of Pin-terest to You?

Hello! The school holidays have come, and as I casually avoid the pile of work awaiting me that’s due the beginning of next year, I decided to make these lil’ pins.

These are hand-drawn and painted on shrink plastic, which I then cut and put in the toaster-oven to bake. (If you haven’t heard of shrink plastic – they are sheets of plastic that shrink to 1/2 their original size and thicken when heat is applied. ✧✧ magic ✧✧). There are many Etsy sellers and freelance artists who make these pins, and I drew my inspiration from them. The ones I made are faaaaar from professional or as good as theirs, but I thought I’d share them with you anyway. It was a fun little project to take my mind of stress and stuff. Here they are!

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“Do More of What Makes You Happy”

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“IB dead by the end of the week” = accurate representation of me

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A Beach Hut.

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Vincent Van Gogh

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Zoe Sugg
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Alfie Deyes

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If you noticed, the backgrounds a pretty Christmassy. Yes, my family is ready for Christmas and it is hardly December. No, it is not to early. Hope you enjoyed this post! 🙂

p.s. if you like any of the pins and would like me to make one for you, or if you want me illustrate your portrait and transform that to pin-form, feel free to leave me a message! I’ll put them up for sale upon request. 🙂

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