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.


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

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

    Love Chrissie x

  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

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

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

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

  7. wow your wreath is gorgeous,Annette x

  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

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

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

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

  12. Good idea to make a wreath like this!

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

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

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

  16. Wow Yvonne, that is so pretty!

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