Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Crafting With Baker Ross Wreath Rings

I have never made a wreath before - that's my Christmas confession. Mum used to do some flowering arranging and made centrepieces and even had a wreath ring and faux flowers etc, but I never joined in. To be honest I was a little bit intimidated by the wreath rings and how on earth I'd create something decent.

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One of the things I enjoy about Baker Ross is their range of basics, and when I've received them I haven't felt quite so weary of trying something new. In a recent box of goodies to experiment with I had a pack of cardboard wreath rings which retail at £2.50 for a pack of 10 (that's just 25p each). Each wreath has a ready punched hole with some string for hanging, and although they were not quite as thick as I was expecting, they can be doubled - up (which also covers any paint residue or attachments). The ones I have made have also held up well to anything I've attached and stuck on them.

Extras I have used include paint (acrylic and normal metallic), ribbon, various flatback embellishments and stickers, toppers from a Hunkydory set (great size to stick on the wreath, or to make a centre feature), and naturals collection willow branches, just mixing and matching from my boxes as ideas came really. I decided instead of wrapping fabric or wool round I'd use normal acrylic paints - I did wonder what they'd look like on cardboard, but they've come out really well.

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As a basic a wreath ring is a lot of fun to use - I like the idea that you can cover as much or as little of the space as you like - it's a different challenge to making a card and feeling like there's acres of blank white space in front of you.

Find more Christmas craft ideas and products on the Baker Ross website. There's still plenty of crafting time left before xmas, so I'd love to see your blog posts, pics and more if you do make any decorations or gifts before Santa comes.

* I was gifted the Baker Ross products as part of their blogger network, but all opinions and ideas in this blog are my own.

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