Christmas Rain Wreath
We all love Christmas but it can be so wasteful with new purchases each year of baubles, decorations and wreaths; and not forgetting all the wrapping paper that inevitably goes to waste. Well, why not buy a wreath this year that has been made from pre-loved items but still looks as good and as beautiful as new!
All my wreaths have been made from upcycled materials. I use as many pre-loved materials as I can, such as cotton shirts, pyjamas, bedding, jeans and even old curtain material remnants. If I am trying to make a specific colour wreath for an occasion then I may use some new material but I do try to limit this given my drive for zero waste.
I even go on the scrounge after Christmas to try and reuse as much of other people’s old wreaths as possible. It is amazing what you can get when you take apart an unwanted wreath: frame; material, decorations (and everything that I can’t use I either recycle or compost). It may take time and effort but it is well worth it as the products are beautiful and we only have one planet!
This wreath is approximately 25cm across and has been made from a pair of navy cotton pyjama bottoms with white umbrellas on them. I have added little gold berries to finish it off.
The wreaths can take me several hours to make as I hand cut the fabric with pinking shears and then hand-tie the fabric to the wreath frame. I believe it is all worth it and not only does it provide a fabulous product for you to hang on your front door or inside your home, it can also initiate a great conversation about zero waste with your friends and neighbours!
One more thing….
I can make you a unique wreath out of any material that you supply. This may be the shirt or jeans of a loved one or a child’s old pillowcase or duvet cover. Please just message me to talk about this service.