Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Simple Christmas Wreath (and Swap Updates)

Usually at this time of year I splash out between £15 & £20 on a fresh wreath for my door. In these times of austerity this seemed to me a little extravagant so I decided that something simpler and cheaper was in order. I purchased a white rustic heart from Wilkinson's for £3 and bought a lovely green and cream felt star decoration for £1. 50 from Brockbushes Farm Shop near Hexham. 

I found some organza ribbons in just the right shades of green to match the heart along with a cute green button and the result ...
I'm really pleased with how it turned out - not bad for less than a fiver!

I promised to keep you updated with the contents of my lovely advent swap, but first let me show you the beautiful goodies which arrived yesterday from Wendy for the Christmas Charity Shop Swap.

Such a lovely array of gorgeousness - (I wish you could smell that beautiful sachet at the front  - lavender, my favourite) Many thanks to Wendy. 

And finally - Days three to five of my advent swap.

Tissue case made from fabulous "recipe" printed fabric, cake toppers and cute little wooden ornaments for the tree.

Take care everyone, Love Linda 


  1. Your wreath is beautiful! I'm gonna have a look in Wilko for one of those it's really lovely.
    I'm loving the advent swap too!
    Kandi x

  2. I love your heart I cannot see the felt!

  3. Your wreath looks great, making your own is definitely the way forward.

    Great swap goodies too xx

  4. Oops sorry Justine I said felt "heart" decoration when it should have been felt "star" decoration - have edited the post now!

  5. Your wreath is gorgeous. I've not got a wreath yet but you've got me inspired to make my own.

  6. Beautiful wreath, and so cheaply made! Love it.

    Have a nice wednesday.

  7. Love your heart! It looks great!

    Lucky lady with your swaps :o)

    have a great weekend, and take care,

    Love Donna x

  8. Great idea for advent pressies and loving your homemade wreath, it is perfect! Anji x


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