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Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 1 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop



Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

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Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from 
Ashley


I absolutely love Christmas.  It is my favorite holiday of the year.  As a child, I remember my grandmother always making sure to get a new Christmas Wreath.  So, I try to carry on the tradition, by making a Christmas wreath every couple of years.  

For my project today,  I made a large Mesh Christmas wreath and a small mesh candle ring.   I used the 2-1/2in. mesh for both wreaths.  For the large wreath, I did 3 colors so I cut 9 strips of each color at 24 inches for a total of 27 strips.  I made loops and wired them with pipe cleaners.  First I started with 3 green loops and wired them to the wreath, then 3 white loops, next 3 red loops and repeated this pattern all the wreath. I added a snowflake bow, snowman floral stick as well as red sparkle poinsettias and some glitter christmas lightbulb picks.   

For  the small mesh candle ring,  I cut 5 strips of each color at 12 in. for a total of 15.  On this ring,  I started with one green loop, then one white loop and then one green loop all around the wreath.  I added little ribbon bows throughout the ring as well as little Christmas ornaments and poinsettias.  Now, I need to add is a candle in the middle.

Your next stop is 
Kim 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and allowing me to share my Christmas project with you. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Remember to stop by the hop again tomorrow as we will have another christmas project for you and also new guest designers.   

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog



29 comments:

Tinstar said...

What a fabulous wreath.

Denise S. said...

Nice that you keep the tradition.

Anna C said...

I love them both! Great Job!!!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely wreath! what a great tradition!

Theresa Knopf said...

Really great projects. Thanks for hopping with me.

Sarah J. B said...

What beautiful wreaths! Love them both!

Tina Campbell said...

Oh WOW that is so cool :) A very nice tradition to carry on :)

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love both the wreath and candle ring!!!!

Kim said...

These are beautiful! Isn't is amazing what talented hands can create with mesh! It was fun hopping with you.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love your Wreath. I have never made a Wreath, but my Mom has always loved making them. Thanks for Sharing!

Sunflower Holli said...

Your wreath is beautiful

ScrappyTeacher said...

A great wreath! Traditions are meant to be kept up!

janice hughes said...

The wreath is beautiful and what a nice tradition

Haidee said...

wow, what a great way to keep tradition and your wreath is adorable TFS your creative side of you

Ladybug said...

I love traditions and I love your wreath and candle holder. TFS! :-)

Barbara Greenberg said...

From one Barbara to another, I love Christmas too. I was thrilled to see you post the directions for your mesh wreath, which is beautiful. I've always wanted to make one but didn't have a clue how to. Now I can try it myself Thanks so much for the inspiration.

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Very nice! I am going to try making this kind of wreath this season. Yours came out fab! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm your new follower. It’s nice participating in the Christmas in July blog hop with you!

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Very nice! I am going to try making this kind of wreath this season. Yours came out fab! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm your new follower. It’s nice participating in the Christmas in July blog hop with you!

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Amanda Rhodes said...

What a beautiful way to keep up with your grandmother's tradition! I just became a new follower.

carrie Kessler said...

traditions are wonderful! I love the mesh look, very pretty!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Love the mesh wreath and candle ring. Very festive and inspiring, as I've wanted to make one of these for quite some time.

Brenda said...

i've been wanting to make a wreath like this one!

Cropalcoholic!! said...

Love the wreath! They are so easy and so much fun to make. Thanks for hopping with me today and sharing your talent!

Sharondalyn

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

So love your wreath. I need to make one of these. I am following your blog now. Nice hopping along with you.

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

Wow, I've never made one of these, you made it look easy

Carol Cook said...

Very pretty and now you really have a jump on things for Christmas.

Ashley said...

Gorgeous wreath and BEAUTIFUL candle ring!!! One of these days I'm going to REALLY experiment working with mesh. Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

Angela Corcoran said...

amazing wreath!

Daisylove Creations said...

What a beautiful wreath and candle ring!! I really need to try making a project with the mesh ribbons. Thanks for inspiring me!! Enjoyed being in this hop with you :0)