I’m excited to be a part of a Fairy Merry Christmas Blog Hop! We’re bringing you ideas of how to add fairy magical ideas to the holidays. I’ve been inspired by the projects and ideas that have already been shared and I know you will be, too! On Wednesday, we were treated to a wonderful book review by Stella of Purfylle and the next stop will be at USS Crafty on Monday. I’m sure T’onna will have something amazing to share!
If you follow my blog, you know that I love making wreaths of all kinds. I wanted to bring the magic of fairies into my decor by creating a Fairy Christmas Wreath.
Living in Charleston, all we can do is dream of a white Christmas. Sadly, we don’t get any snow to turn our landscape into a winter wonderland. That doesn’t mean that we can’t add wintry, snowy touches to our Christmas decor. One easy way to do that is to hang a”snow” wreath in our home. These wreaths are very simple, if a bit time consuming, to make. Their beauty helps us to bring a little bit of a white Christmas into our Charleston home. This year, I decided to make my snow wreath with a fairy motif.
Bulky Yarn (5) I used 2 skeins of 63 yds Red Heart, Buttercup.
Bell with greenery
Pages from a music book
Pearl Head Pins
Using bulky yarn is the key to having the soft appearance of snow. Flat yarn could be used, but it doesn’t give that fluffy look that really makes the wreath so pretty.
Begin by tying off the yarn into a knot onto the wreath and snip the ends close to the wreath.
Spend the next few hours wrapping the yarn around the wreath. Just when you think you have the wreath almost full, scrunch the yarn tightly together and discover that you have only covered half the space you thought you had!
It is important to wrap the yarn tightly so that none of it begins to get tangled and pull away from the wreath form. I paused about every twenty wrap arounds to scrunch it together.
One skein of yarn filled the wreath about 2/3 of the way around. When I began using the second skein, I again tied a knot with the yarn around the wreath form and snipped off the ends.
Once I had the wreath form full, I cut the yarn and tied off the end around the form.
I love how soft and fluffy this wreath is. It makes a great “snow” base for my fairy, berries and fairy wings.
I chose these red berries because they have an iced look to them. They go well with the snowy wreath. I purchased these at JoAnn’s Fabric and Crafts while they were on sale for 40% off. I snipped each berry and used part of its stem to push it into the wreath form. I had an old small candle holder circle that I used for the glittery berries. I attached these using a pearl head pin.
I bought a small fairy at the Dollar Tree with the idea to use the plastic wings for the wreath, but I decided against that idea and used the wings as a template to cut fairy wings from pages from an old song book. I secured them to the wreath using a berry and pearl head pins.
Another Dollar Tree find was this bell. I used a pearl head pin to attach the twine loop of a bell onto the top of the wreath. I added a berry spring to give it a pop of color.
This crystal fairy ornament is one that I’ve had for years and I thought it would be just right for this. I added several music page fairy wings to the wreath with a pin and then attached the fairy in the center using a pin through the small loop at the top of the ornament just above her head.
I’ll be hanging my Fairy Christmas Snow Wreath while I keep dreaming of a white Christmas!
I love the coastal climate we have in Charleston, but I’ll admit, for one month out of the year, I would love to look out of my windows and see a snow covered wonderland and maybe even a few fairies! What about you? Do you have to settle for dreaming of a white Christmas or do you get to see the beauty of a snow covered landscape?
I encourage you to have a look at the wonderful Fairy Christmas Projects being shared by the following bloggers. Each post is being added to the Blog Hop Link Up on the posting date.
11/16 – Kristina at 2crochethooks
11/17 – Maria from Sew Travel Inspired
11/18 – Joy of xoxo Grandma
11/19 – Joanita at Creative Crochet Workshop
11/20 – Alayna from Alayna’s Creations
11/23 – Laura of My husband has too many hobbies
11/24 – Sarah of Sarah Celebrates
11/25 – Stella of Purfylle
11/26 – Happy Thanksgiving!
11/27 – Beverly from Across the Blvd
11/30 – T’onna at USS Crafty
12/1 – Joanita at Creative Crochet Workshop
12/2 – Keri of One Mama’s Daily Drama
12/3 – Darlene at My Little Shop Of Treasures
12/4 -Donna from Two Chicks and A Mom
12/8 – Sarah of Sarah Celebrates
12/9 – Stella of Purfylle
12/11 – Millie of 2crochethooks