Monday, 13 December 2010

Bling Wreath Tutorial and giveaway!!

I could have been a magpie in a former life....honest!! Anything shiny and pretty and I have to have it! lol

I couldnt resist making a bling wreath when I saw the masses of pearls on display in Primark - they just screamed 'do something with me' and Im sure the girl thought I was nuts buying 6 strands of 2 pearls and telling her it didnt matter if they were tangled as i wasnt going to wear them anyway! lol

All you need to make your very own bling wreath are...

6 inch polystyrene ring (craft shop)
LOTS of cream, metalic and pink pearl ended pins (craft/sewing shops)
3 sets of double layer pearl necklaces (Primark)
Flowers and bling taken from cheap/on sale jewellery (Primark)
Silicone Glue
(I didnt use everything pictured and cant guarantee that I can send exactly the same but you will be happy with the parcel) :)

Take the thick necklace between 2 of the beads so that just have one long thread of pearls. Using the thinner link of pearls, do the same again then place one bead either side of the gap between the bigger beads. Snip and twist these 2 smaller beads to lock in place. Continue doing this until all of the beads are attached to the original long thread.
Carefully pin the pearls to the polystyrene ring by slotting the pin through the gaps between the tied beads. You can also thread it through some of the cotton between the spaces which will hold it in place more securely. Work from the outer edge first, pin it carefully to one side and revolve the ring 360 degrees pinning as you go. Work in circles towards the centre and it should take 3 turns around the ring to cover the whole front. Once you have the whole ring covered with the beads now its time to make it even prettier! Place flowers, glitz, bling, pearls, gems - whatever you fancy, in the bottom right hand corner and adhere with silicone. Dry completely flat. This can be used any time of year and would be pretty for a Princess Birthday party or a wedding centrepiece with candle etc :)

For your chance to win all the goodies to make your own bling wreath please pop your name below and I will pick a winner at random on Wednesday :) Good Luck!!

46 comments:

  1. You always come up with the most creative ways to use stuff that most people would not even notice in a shop! Very cool! xx

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  2. It look really good, well done!

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  3. That is beautiful, I would never have thought of doing it!

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  4. That really is very pretty, thanks for the chance to winning such a fab lot of goodies :) x

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  5. gorgeous wreath, I would keep that in my bedrooom. x

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  6. that is gorgeous..i love it.. sooo clever.. !!!

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  7. Gorgeous thank you for the chance to win xx

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  8. That is absolutely stunning - what a great idea! xxx

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  9. What a beautiful bling wreath.

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  10. That is the most gorgeous bling bling wreath...I love it!!

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  11. awesome idea!! I need to make a couple of these

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  12. Wow, wow, wow, you never cease to amaze me. Are you in actual fact Superwoman!

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  13. Thanks for instructions..Looks Fab u Luse ! :D

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  14. that is SOOOO pretty! If i don't win I am still going to make one!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Debbie!! xx

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  16. Wow Debbie that is stunning.
    Dx

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  17. This is truely gorgeous! I absolutely love how pretty it is!

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  18. That's lovely - you're so clever x

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  19. That is gorgeous, thanks for another brilliant giveaway.x

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  20. GORGEOUS! My sister would love this, I would love to make this for her for Christmas. Fingers crossed :)

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  21. This is beautiful, and not just for Christmas x

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  22. omg Debbie its fantastic I've got to make a bling ring, it's a lovely decoration and does not need to be used just at Christmas. x

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  23. Such a gorgeous wreath, so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  24. Debbie that wreath is fab, fabby gorgeous!!!!! Love it :D

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  25. This is beautiful, please let me win, fingers and toes crossed that the goodies wing their way to Ireland.

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  26. I LOVE it! I'd love to win so that I could make it for my daughter, but truth to say, I'd have a hard time parting with it :)

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  27. Ooh, that is beautiful and far too pretty to just stay up at Christmast.

    Happy Tuesday xxx

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  28. Wow! I really admire your creativity! And handling all your kids. This is stunning!!!!! You are a real crafty diva.

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  29. How fab is this - wonderful wreath.

    Thanks for sharing

    Stampersue
    x

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  30. Debbie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I keep looking at it! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

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  31. I adore this! So sweet and pretty and perfect for any small spot! Thanks for a great idea!

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  32. I adore this! So sweet and pretty and perfect for any small spot! Thanks for a great idea!

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win items to make this gorgeous wreath, loving your blog, x

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  34. Gorgeous - you are uber talented!!

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  35. That is one of the most gorgeous wreathes I have ever seen. So creative.

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  36. What a lovely idea Debbie - such a pretty wreath I wouldn't be putting away on 12th night. I'll even enter the dreaded Primark to create my own version!

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  37. ooooh lovely debs, id keep that up all year, let alone crimbo x

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  38. I don´t know if I´m on time or not, but I just want to tell you that I admire you because you´re soooo organized I can´t do it!!!.

    Hughs and kisses from Mexico City

    Diana
    http://artescrapbydiana.blogspot.com

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  39. WOW! LOVE it! Thanks for some great inspiration too!

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  40. Love! Love! Love! I certainly will give it a good try to make this.

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