January always seems to be such a dreary month. Christmas is over, the decorations have come down, and the days are short (though slowly getting longer!). A while back I bought the Holidays & Celebrations magazine from Somerset Magazines. It’s not just for Christmas, though, they have Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween, too.There was a how-to for a ‘prize ribbon wreath’, by Lori Oles, within the first few pages that I really liked. I’ve had it on my mind for a bit but wasn’t sure what to use for the centerpiece of the ribbon or what kind of materials in general. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot. The first thing that appealed to me was the base of the wreath was cardboard which, during the holidays, is pretty easy to come by with all the packages coming in the mail.
Two happy discoveries – the first was the centerpiece – a spider web Christmas ornament! Yes, I know this will creep some of you out but I happen to think they’re pretty neat. And of all places, I found it at Macy’s! The other was a large piece of white scrap material that I think I’ve had for years and couldn’t get rid of but didn’t know what to use it for. So with those two items and a ton of other scrap white yarn, white paper and hot glue, I got January 1st off to a crafty start.
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