Homemade Christmas Decoration
It’s December, so we can officially start putting up our Christmas decorations. There's nothing better than a homemade Christmas decoration either. If you need some further inspiration, pop over to Pinterest. There's lot of fabulous ideas on there.
My good friend Lisa at Most Curious Rose has created this beautiful homemade Christmas decoration and we thought we would share how you can recreate this too.
You will need: sticks (Lisa used pea sticks), secateurs, a reel of wire, wire cutters, a piece of wallpaper, scissors and some small decorations.
Cut a large triangle, the same size you would like your finished tree to be. Overlay the sticks at regular intervals and trim them with secateurs to fit the wallpaper outline.
Cut a length of wire. This should be the same length to run up and down both sides of the tree with plenty of overhang on each, as the wire will shorten as you twist and wrap it. Make a loop at the top, so you can hang the tree.
Starting with the shortest stick, work down the left hand side, wrapping the stick with the wire and twisting to tighten in place.
When you have finished the left, start on the right hand side. You won't be able to twist the wire because the sticks will now be fixed on the left, but you can wrap each stick twice.
Once you have the framework, you can start hanging your decorations. You can use wire, thread or ribbon to hang anything that doesn’t already have a hanging thread on.
What a beautiful, homemade Christmas decoration. My thanks to Lisa at Most Curious Rose for sharing her creation with us. Happy crafting and happy Christmas to you all. Whether it's homemade or not, make it magical.
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