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Winter Wreath

Here I am back in my workroom. It’s cold today and damp under foot, much nicer and warmer indoors. It’s also that time of the year when I make my Christmas wreath but having had a new front door this year there’s no way of hanging one without damaging it. So I’ve opted for something different, I’ve made one from recycled magazine pages and I’ve hung it from the stairs. We could hang lights in the porch but that’s for another day.

After making paper templates of different leaves, I’ve cut loads out of the magazine papers. These I’ve been saving because of interesting images or colours. One was of a ‘snowyscape’, the others were autumnal scenes.Folding creasing and scoring the shapes makes them resemble leaves a bit more.

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The base ring is made from wound up trimmings from my Virginia creeper. The leaves are glued on using a low melt glue gun.

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Finishing off with some coloured wooden beads.

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All hung up to set.

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Now in situ…..

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As for lights in the porch …that can wait

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