By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee
December has arrived! I love Christmas time with all the family around and the fun and cheer that goes with it.
Last weekend was wet and rainy, so I spent Saturday doing some Christmas and holiday craft prep.
The first thing I made was two Christmas wreaths. These were made from things that I mostly had at home.
Polystyrene Wreaths from SpotLight
I purchased two polystyrene rings from SpotLight. I had excess gold tinsel and some spare red and white flowers so the only other thing I had to purchase was some holly, this too was from Spotlight.
I used a glue gun to secure everything to the wreaths.
Firstly, I made a base colour for each wreath, I choose to do one with a gold base and another with white flowers.
I applied two rows of white flowers around the wreath then added in Red flowers and green holly. I have used fish gut to secure this to our lounge mirror.
Finished result, white Christmas wreath hanging in our lounge.
This gold wreath had red flowers and holly added. It hangs on our front door.
While at SpotLight I picked up some bargains on curtain fabric, which is just perfect for making table festive season tablecloths. As we usually have a big family Christmas, I always make two clothes one for our dining table and one for the trestle table extension. This is an economical way of having beautiful table linen at a cost-effective price.
Upcycling camping stools.
While I had the sewing machine out, I upcycled some of our old family camping stools that I found at Dads recently while cleaning out his garage. We used these stools 40 years ago as a family on our caravanning holidays. I had some leftover black and white canvas and made new tops for these stools, hopefully, another 40 years of holidays to come.
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