Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Small Christmas Robin Wreath

This is me messing about on a Saturday morning when I really should have been cleaning!!!
I am not sure where the chunky pink wooden bird came from (part of a set), but I decided to try colouring it with Promaker pens to make it look like a robin.  When the colours didn’t bleed I was really chuffed  so then went on to add a good coating of Glossy Accents as a varnish and a wibbly wobbly eye.
mini christmas wreathmini christmas robin wreath
I dug out an old flat bracelet I got from a cheap shop in Wolverhampton ages ago,  I think they cost about a pound for six.  I attached some soft garden twine for a hanger and then stuck mulberry paper holly leaves all the way around. I then went round the holly leaves very roughly with a white gel pen to add a little definition, and small red flat backed gems in sets of three at intervals round the inside edge of the “wreath” and then finally the robin took his position along with a red gingham ribbon, nothing spectacular or fiddly diddly ….. just very quick and simple.
small robin wreathLooking at it now I may just add the teensiest tiniest sprinkle of translucent micro fine glitter to add a little bling, but not too much. Seeing how well this one has turned out,  I think I will make a few more to put on everyone’s bedroom door handle on Christmas Eve as an extra festive touch.