15 October 2013

JAI # 186 Inspiration Challenge - A Christmas Wreath

Well this project is a little (heaps) different for me!  It's an extremely eclectic mix of unusable bobbins, spools, reels, lace, buttons and ribbon along with Stampin' Up! retired Designer Series papers and a little stamping to boot!
Many of the cotton spools are VERY old, having come from sewing boxes which belonged to both of my Nana's.  What a wonderful way of being able to display and remember them, especially at Christmas time!
This challenge on JAI  was an inspiration challenge with the following photo of a gorgeous wreath:
Stamps:  Heart of Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge
Colours: Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Main Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Ovals Collection Framelits, Linen Thread, Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon, Chipboard, Wire, Sponge Dauber


  1. OMG wow! This is a stunning wreath and what a lovely way to show of some special things from your Nanna's.
    A fab entry for this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink!

    JAI Design Team

  2. Wow..is right! Totally love the eclectic style and l just love anything upcycled!....Fantastic idea. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  3. I love this eclectic and heritage laden gorgeous wreath Roz. What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas and your family at the same time. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. Just delightful, Roz! Such a special way to re-purpose, and display, your Nanas' belongings. Very clever. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Wow I love this - it's so in-ventive and unique. It's fabulous and such a wonderful treasure. Chantell JAI

  6. This wreath is indeed a treasure! What a wonderful way to use and display things that are otherwise hidden away and that have precious memories attached to them. Display this with pride Roz - it's a masterpiece!

  7. Awesome wreath! I agree with the rest of the girls, what a great way to display your treasures. Thanks for playing along at JAI this wek.

  8. Gorgeous! And so clever. You have obviously put in a lot of work and thought into this Christmas wreath. I think you have used the inspiration really well.

  9. Awww this is sooo nice! I always enjoyed looking and trying DIY Christmas wreaths and decoration during Christmas season and I think you just shared something that I might try this year. Thanks!