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Red

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • North Yorkshire
yule wreaths
« on: December 09, 2011, 09:06:40 pm »
Can anyone advise were to bulk buy willow bases for making lots of yule wreaths from please???

Thanks
Red

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 10:26:20 pm »
I was searching too and found these:
Willow and vine circles and hearts

Rich/Jan

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 11:04:41 am »
Hi - I used to get willow from a tree - bind it up in a circle - job done - then wrap around moss and ivy etc and decorate - bit cheaper perhaps.  Regards Jan

Red

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 06:38:42 pm »
Thanks great advice! I've just come back from our annual Victorian Christmas Market and people were selling wreaths for 15 and they looked rubbish! Will check out the website and will try making from scratch!

Thanks
Red

YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Just when I thought I'd settled down...!
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 08:40:37 pm »
I've made a small wreath around a Poundland one - about 6 inches diameter - if that helps?

colliewoman

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  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
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Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 08:40:47 pm »
i make my own but from hazel ;)
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Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
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Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 10:36:30 pm »
So far, I've got a bit of wire bent into a circle  ::) ::)........................... here's hoping i get time to add just a little SOMETHING to it before Christmas  ;D



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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 06:02:01 pm »
Here's mine, made this afternoon when I was supposed to be clearing up  :D
It took less than an hour and all the stuff came from here - including the base, made from two circles of single-strand fence wire  ;D


Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 09:23:47 pm »
Looks great :thumbsup:

My chum made us one form stuff foraged here at Dalmore. There's a photo in the diary.

ramblerskitchen

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 09:25:13 pm »
Wow, that looks really good

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 09:37:27 pm »
thats fantastic, well done, Love it  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:Happy Christmas

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 04:57:27 am »
Thank you  :) I like the one your friend made Rosemary  :thumbsup:

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 10:35:04 pm »
Jaykay that is lovely.  Wish I could do things like that.

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: yule wreaths
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 11:33:01 pm »
Thank you  :) but a wreath is easy:

Make (or buy) a circle of wire or bendy twigs. If wire best to make two circles, one smaller than the other, and zigzag some spare wire between them to hold then together.

Get some moss and cover the frame with it - wrap string or thin wire over and over as you go, to hold it in place.

Gather lots of evergreens. Make little bunches or bouquets - 4-5" long if you want a neat wreath, 8" long if you want a shaggier one like mine  Wind wire round the stems to hold the bunch together, leaving two long tails of wire. Poke the tails through the moss, twist to secure at the back. Put the head of the next bunch over the stems of the first one and carry in til you've covered it all.

Fasten in bows, baubles, berries, apples (that's what i used), oranges or whatever with wire, to make it colourful.

It really is much more straightforward than you think   :)

 

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