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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hand made gift for TioT's




What do you do with your old scraps of material?
This is what I did with mine.
Cut a pile of strips about 5 inches long and a bit less than i inch wide.
The pile was much bigger than this when I started.
Nothing technical here and definitely no measuring was done.


Next take florist metal ring, mine was about 11 inches in diameter.
Start tying on the scraps with a simple knot.
Now I have to say this was not my idea, I did see this demonstrated at a local Craft Fair at the beginning of November
For the inner ring I used cottons, you will see that I used sparkly mesh on the outer ring later.


I added the center  piece, which is a lovely clay heart shape.
I couldn't resist a little Vintage Photo distress ink round the edges.
This has a wonderful scented smell and came with a small phial to give the scent a boost when it fades.
At this stage I did a bit of trimming to the materials so you could see the heart.


Well as you can see the only other addition was a bow of ribbon and a loop to hang it up  on the wall.

Over at Try It On Tuesdays our first challenge theme for December is a 'Handmade Gift or Tag'.
Please pop over and see what we all made and join the fun.

Thank you for stopping by here, as always I realy appreciate the comments you leave.

18 comments:

  1. It's wonderful, very unusual and sooo pretty! Congrats on being in the top 3 at Craft Room, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is stunning and a great use of the material scraps

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. I did something similar (a long time ago!!) with ribbons... but the fabric looks much better Yvonne!! Awesome job.. you know my address!!!!! LOL x

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  4. This is so pretty Yvonne! Love it! And the clay piece looks perfect hanging in the center!

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  5. Gorgeous and so creative! Love your festive wreath Yvonne! xxx

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  6. So, beautiful! Love the added heart.
    Hugz, Z

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  7. wow your wreath is gorgeous,Annette x

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  8. What a fabulous creation Yvonne. From something that at the beginning looked so messy!!! Now it's a stunning wall hanging. Clever ole you.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  9. That's very pretty Yvonne :)
    Von ♥

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  10. This looks so pretty, I love the clay heart.
    Jean x

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  11. Wow - that is so creative, and so lovely!
    Alison x

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  12. Good idea to make a wreath like this!

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  13. A great idea for using up fabric and ribbon. A gorgeous wreath. Xx

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  14. What a stunning wreath! Love how you used the fabrics and that hanging heart is a great touch!

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  15. such a unusual wreath, love all the tied ribbons and fibers
    hugs

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  16. Wow Yvonne, that is so pretty!

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  17. This is lovely Yvonne, and the fact that it smells as good as it looks is wonderful.
    Avril xx

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