Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Christmas Wreath

I've got something a little bit different to share with you today.  I found a large MDF Christmas wreath while I was shuffling around my local craft store.  I picked it up and immediately knew that I had to buy it, but then at the checkout I wondered what I would do with it!!

When I got it home I realised there were 24 circles to the wreath, so I made it into an advent countdown.  I've used 2 of my favourite colours, aqua blue and purple, with some white snow and a bit of silver thrown in for added Christmas sparkle.

I firstly painted the top (circle frames) layer of MDF with crackle paint, and cut out circles of contrasting coloured Xmas papers and stuck them onto the solid MDF base.  I then glued the top layer of MDF circles (the frames) back on top, sandwiching all the layers in between.

(ps I took the photo below before I added the blue sparkle paper in the middle of the wreath which you can see on the photo above - it was a late change when I realised I wanted it sandwiched in between the layers!)

I decorated my wreath with a few matching coloured flowers, liquid pearls, glitter glue, snowflakes, flowersoft and pearls.  The numbers were Quickuts diecuts and I used a pearl brad to attach a strip of silver card for the pointer.  I raised the pointer up on several layers of circle die cuts to ensure it could turn around the whole circle and easily pass over all the raised embellies.

I thought that the image of the cute little mouse reading his letter to Santa matched the theme, so he was added too.

The theme today at ABC Christmas Challenge is a photo inspiration, and my wreath is inspired by the pretty wreaths in the photo.

ornament wreaths

See my cards available to buy on eBay


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Happy crafting.


Mojca said...

oh this is such a great project Annette. love the pretty colours too. hugs! Mojca

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh this is too much fun!!!!!

Deanne :)

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is fab Annette! Very clever and gorgeous too, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dorte said...

Dear creative Annette, your count down is wonderful, I love the blou end all the glitter. Enjoy your evening,
hugs Dorte

Rachel said...

Fab project Annette.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Elise said...

Hi Annette! My goodness! What a most CLEVER project! So creative and so AWESOME!!! I love it! Wow wow wow!

Sending you big Hugs,

mixamatoasties said...

What a great project. I love that.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


ionabunny said...

Beautifully done. Love the mouse and the pointer is a lovely touch

Karen said...

WOW! you work quickly haha! This is really lovely Annette and its never too early for Christmas crafting!

Karen from Tando x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous wreath Annette :-) this is just perfect for the challenge ,, what a fabulous find !! This will look wonderful decorating your home at Christmas :-)

Lols x x x

Sandra said...

Great project. The little mouse is just the right touch.
Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.

Salla said...

Fab idea and beautiful colours!

coops said...

so stunning annette.really love the design and gorgeous sweet mouse and colours.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Passion for Promarkers challenge :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Annette this is super cute! love this idea! how clever! hugs me x

Emma H said...

Wow, this is so unique and creative! What a fabulous idea!

Julie said...

This is fabulous! Love the colours and the cute image! Thanks for playing along with us at Passion For Promarkers, hugs, Juliexx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, this is fabulous, you have done a wonderful job.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Marlene Atkinson said...

Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

Carol Plume said...

great project and great use of the tando wreath - christmas? its definately cold enough...Thank you for joining us at Tando Creative Challenges this month.