|Brightening up our kitchen door|
Did I mention that I joined the Women’s Institute recently? It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for years, so when I spotted a mention of it on Twitter and realised that it was just a few streets away, I went for it! The launch event ended up in the papers as over three hundred women turned up! Crazy stuff! We’re now the biggest WI in the country, which is a bit mind-boggling.
|Making pretty felt roses and trying to choose buttons|
All you need to do is wrap yarn round a wreath form–we used polystyrene ones–making sure that none of the base shows through. Change colours if you want, keeping any knots to the back of your work. Once you’ve wrapped your wreath, add some flowers, buttons, yarn-wrapped polystyrene eggs, whatever you fancy. We used hot glue, which is amazing stuff. Why has no one let me play with a hot glue gun before?? Add a loop of ribbon, and you’re done.
If you want a more detailed tutorial, check this one out.
|Love the pearls on the roses!|
Everyone’s wreaths came out differently; some of the girls went for bold colour combinations with pink and purple yarns, while others made gorgeous wreaths using muted shades of greens with buttercup yellow flowers. They were all lush and I think we were all justifiably proud of our creations!
|Vicky’s wreath–love the blue ribbon wrapped round it!|
If you’re feeling inspired and fancy making a wreath of you own, check out my Pinterest board. So many beautiful wreaths–I want to make them all!
Follow Angela Williams’s board Wreaths on Pinterest.
And if you’re curious about the Women’s Institute–it’s not all “jam and Jerusalem”, and you don’t need to strip off for a calendar, either–then click here to find your nearest WI branch!
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