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a frillier kind of christmas wreath ^^
I don't know about you, but I tend to get tired of the hard reds and greens you always see over Christmas. I also love Lolita style, and tea. So sitting in my dad's cafe one day I came up with the idea for this stylized Christmas wreath, featuring a tiny tea set. You can choose the colors you want, and use your favorite fabrics- plus you can even replace the tea set with whatever you'd like! Have fun :D

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  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 1
    Step 1

    fist off you're going to want to get your hands on one of these doll's tea sets. it needn't cost you much, this one's from the 99p shop ^^

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 2
    Step 2

    grab your glue gun and permanently attach any lids to pots. then paint all of the tea set with sparkly nail polish, and set aside to dry.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 3
    Step 3

    print out and trace the circular template onto you polystyrene sheet. cut out to form a stiff base for your wreath.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 4
    Step 4

    trace the template again on to felt, but this time leave a little room around the edges when you cut out so it will completely cover your polystyrene base.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 5
    Step 5

    cut out a strip of fabric 132 x 15 cm (this measurement includes seam allowances)

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 6
    Step 6

    sew the ends together in to a loop. then fold the edges in to the middle so they overlap. sew a running stitch down it to keep the flaps in place, then pull on them to gather your fabric loop to the size of your polystyrene base.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 7
    Step 7

    take 132 cm of lace and gather it down to 66 cm

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 8
    Step 8

    glue this around the outside edge of the base, folding over the raw edges at the ends.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 9
    Step 9

    glue your fabric ruffle on to of this. take out your tacking to make it neater.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 10
    Step 10

    turn over and stick your felt circle over the edges of the base.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now your tea set should be dry. if you want, you can take a fine brush and paint a design on to each piece, like my simple snowflake here.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 12
    Step 12

    stick these on to your wreath, leaving a space at the bottom. it's advisable to place the tea pot at the top so it doesn't wheigh down your wreath in a funny place and make it lop-sided.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 13
    Step 13

    tie a simple long-tailed bow out of wide ribbon

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 14
    Step 14

    sew your bells in the middle of the bow

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 15
    Step 15

    glue the bow in the space at the bottom of your wreath.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 16
    Step 16

    add the plastic gems for sparkle! alternatively, use sequins or spots of glitter. anything sparkly.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 17
    Step 17

    to hang, glue a loop of thin ribbon on to the back. cover the raw ends with a piece of felt.

  • How to make a wreath. Loli Wreath - Step 18
    Step 18

    finally, find somewhere to hang it!

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Claire M.
Claire M. · Atlanta, Georgia, US
This is sooo cute! I'm going to Japan for Christmas, and Can't wait to make this with my Aunt! Happy Holidays and that you for the great idea!
Only Frills and Horses
Only Frills and Horses · Nottingham, England, GB · 59 projects
have fun in japan ^^
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