Saturday, December 01, 2007

12 days of ornaments (two)

Another ornament(#2):
This is a simple wreath made from a cardboard base. I glued a donut shaped piece of white felt to the front, in case it showed through the fiber. The fiber is called "no wire chenille" and is from the Craft section of Michael's. Once the chenille fiber is wrapped around and a hanging loop is added, it's time to add the beads. I used white bead thread, so the thread would sink into the chenille and not show too much. In this case, I really liked the reversible ribbon I had for the bow, so I used bead colors that would coordinate with the ribbon. The beads are strung on the thread and the thread is wrapped around the wreath. The beads are "floater"; they can slide on the thread. Then the bow is added.

The chenille fiber comes in all sorts of colors, so you can do more traditional Christmas colors. You can get some really pretty effects using all gold and white, or all blue and silver. Hope you enoy it....

Happy Ornamenting...

~Lin Moon

1 comment:

Susan said...

What a great, and easy, idea! Thanks for another beauty.