Creating something new everyday...a veritable cornucopia of crafts.
It's a part of who I am...
Creating heirloom pieces at present - leaving my footprint behind, and perhaps a little something extra for my loved ones in the future
Saturday, October 23, 2010
We're Going "Victorian" This Year.
Thats right...Victorian Christmas will be our theme this year, as I am truly inspired by the colour palette of Plums, Lavender, Ivory, Gold and Silver. I've started to create some of the decorations this year (you have to start early you know) with these lovely mini wreaths that will eventually adorn my tree.
How To Create Your Very Own Mini Wreath.
You will need:
Fimo Clay in varying colours. I chose White, Lavender, Purple, Burgundy, and Gold
It's best to create this project on a wax lined cookie sheet right from the "get-go". You don't want to get all touchy-feely with it.
Using your white Fimo Clay first, create three long strings measuring ten inches long, and braid them loosely. Then form into a wreath shape. It's nice to have one of the strings skinnier than the rest, to give it an uneven yet natural look.
Then use your Lavender and Purple Fimo to create baby rosettes, which are just tiny little tubes loosely formed and gently press into the clay.
From there, use the Burgundy and Gold Fimo to create berries that surround the flowers.
Bake in the oven using the directions on the package. Do not overbake, and when the project is completed, let it cool on the cookie sheet. Hot Clay is extremely fragile, so resist the urge to pick it up. Once your wreath is completely cooled, apply a sealant to protect your wreath. Enjoy!