Friday, 26 May 2017

Small Snowflake Wreath Tree Decoration

I was going to put this small wooden wreath on a card, but I have changed my mind and think I will attach a thread or narrow ribbon to it so that it can be hung on a Christmas Tree instead.
snowflake wreath Christmas Tree Decoration 6It started off as a wooden border in a pack I found reduced in The Works.
snowflake wreathsnowflake wreath 1
It’s a shame the leaves are not a bit more pointy like holly, but beggars can’t be too choosy.   I started by colouring the frame with a green Sharpie pen and then glued on white snowflakes made using a snowflake punch.
snowflake wreath 2I then got carried away by adding smaller punched snowflakes using a tiny punch I had almost forgotten about, wishing I had perhaps used white glitter card instead of plain card.  Please excuse copious dollops of wet PVA glue.
snowflake wreath 8And finally I went the whole hog, not only adding clear flat back gems to the centres of all of the snowflakes but also filling any other gaps with tiny silver stars …..too much?   It is very pretty, but I wonder if, with the gem centres the snowflakes now look more like flowers ?????
snowflake wreath christmas tree decorationFor such a bargain price I did buy several packets so I do have a little wiggle room to experiment. 
I am also thinking that by using small punched flowers I could make something similar, hanging from a matching ribbon to give a bride on her wedding day, trying to incorporate something old, new, borrowed and blue?