Monday, December 17
tinsel wreath tutorial
i am a bit of a vintage tinsel junkie. . .
so there was this big ball of green and silver tinsel at the antique store in Omaha for $1.00.
i couldn't resist. even though it looked a bit ratty and melted in places from sitting a little too close to those old big bulb lights on someone's tree fifty years ago. i had visions of little wreaths adorning all my packages.
i am working like a little christmas elf making a big pile of tinsel wreaths tonight and thought i would share how to make them.
the tinsel i am using is 1 1/2 inches wide. you could use a smaller tinsel and make a smaller wreath, or loop it around twice to get the fullness.
the bows are from dollar tree $1.00 for 12. they are a fun old looking velveteen ribbon with a wired silver cord twisted around the center. here is the tiny 1 inch bottle brush wreath that was my inspiration.
step 1. cut 7 inches of tinsel and gather together a small red bow, 5 glass garland beads, and Aleene's tacky glue.
step 2. form the tinsel into a circle 3 1/2 inches across. overlap the two tinsel ends and secure by twisting the silver wired cord around the tinsel. trim ends
step 3. put a bit of glue on one side of the glass garland bead and nestle it down into the tinsel.
this is last years tinsel wreath with the addition of silver stars and some foil garland.