A late post sharing a wreath I made for Christmas

Dear friends, I apologies for this late post sharing a wreath I made  for this holiday season.. Nevertheless, I hope it will still be of some value for some of you…

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WOW!  I cannot believe that Christmas is here and how quickly the days are passing. I haven’t been ready for it, as the commercial side of this time of the year gives me a lot of stress… The way I see and feel this wonderful winter Solstice’s holiday is very particular and perhaps unconventional…

 Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!”― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

My body and soul are in a contemplative mood… This winter time the Earth appears to be so dark and cool, but yet the light try to come out to warm the Earth’s heart for the year to come… Nature is just so clever and magical, we just don’t put enough attention to it’s constant display of tricks…

“Every day I walk out into the world to be dazzled, then to be reflective” – Mary Oliver

Did you know that the Christmas wreath was originally a pagan symbol for fertility ?…  Interesting, don’t you think?… Here is my first ever designed and hand-made wreath  which will also be the first time ever I will have one hanged on my front door..

Firstly I made a big circle of the desired size on a piece of a cartoon box. To draw the outside circle I used the largest ball I had in the kitchen and a smaller one for he centre..  Secondly I covered the entire piece with a white, cotton feel-like material that people use for imitating snow or clouds; I found it in the pound shop and still had some left over…

Then I placed lots of pieces of dry woodlands bits from a bag of ‘pou purri’ I had for a long time and now it came very handy for this purpose… 🙂

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I sprayed everything with a mixture of metallic gold’s and browns acrylic paints..

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I added the stars I had cut off from wrapping paper and the photograph was taken during day light; it certainly looks much nicer and natural than the one above …

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I added another star at the top . This star was made with tiny pieces of dry leaves (my son and I like love to collect them during autumn) glued onto paper .. I also made a lace from a ribbon that matched the colour theme and added it together with the word ‘Joy’  which I cut out free-hand from a piece of cartoon box exposing the corrugated side, and then I distressed it mixing different metallic golds and browns acrylic colours.

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The wreath is now on the door.. I am pleased, as it resembles the sun and projects light. Something unusual that perhaps will bring a little smile to the viewer’s heart…

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Yes, the world and the planet would benefit if we all could honour this time of year in our heart all the year around.

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  – Charles Dickens

So, it is Christmas…

“But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round… as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.” (Charles Dickens)

Whishing you a magical end of year and a happy, loving, joyful and peaceful new year.. I am grateful for you.

Remember that creativity banishes negativity, so happy creating!

Hugs and kisses..xox

One comment

  1. Nancy · · Reply

    Beautiful wreath. 🙂

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