The other day I was commissioned to create some Christmas table top decorations with a coastal flair. Of course I jumped at the chance to get my creative juices going, and had so much fun with this project! Here is what I came up with:
Petite Christmas wreathes, to be used as candle rings! First off, it wasn't nearly as easy finding the bases for these as I thought it would be! I finally found some rings that I liked, then also purchased a bunch of assorted greenery "picks". I cut the picks up, and wired them around each ring, giving them the really full look that I love. Then, I gave the wreathes my special painting technique that makes them appear as if the have been lightly dusted with snow!
The piece de la resistance are small glittered shells, that I collected on our beach. I also made small paper roses, that I created from vintage sheet music, and dusted generously with glitter. Rhinestones in the centers are added for even more bling! While the roses are very labor intensive, I do love the look and feel that they add to the wreathes.
Here they all are, marching down the center of our dining table! Imagine how pretty these will be with candles lit in their glass votive cups!
I was having so much fun with their photo shoot, I moved them over to my Frenchy table and snapped a few shots!
I had so much fun creating these! The best part of all is that not only are they one of a kind, but they can be used as mini wreathes to hang on the wall, or as candle rings.
That's it for today! Now go out and find something to paint, glitter, or decorate!