Saturday, December 4, 2010


Last night I was looking around in blog land as saw lots of people have been creating their own Christmas wreaths. I've made my wreaths before but usually out of native flowers.
Inspired by all the wonderful creations I saw this year I thought I'd try something different!!!

I don't know about you but sometimes when I'm in creative mood I have to make or do what ever it is I'm thinking about right then, other wise I become very restless.

So last night it was about 9.30pm (which is late for me!) when I decided I was going to make a wreath - I hadn't planned on this so I had nothing purchased to help me out. I went scouring around the house to find something that I could make the ring part of the wreath out of.
(You can just see it now, me turning the house up side down and T sitting there thinking 'what on earth is she doing'?)

I had almost given up hope of finding any thing when I had an idea but I wasn't sure if it would work out, but no harm trying it out right?

You'll never guess what I found.......... a cat tunnel! That's right you heard me a cat tunnel!
If you don't know what I'm talking about go here.

I had recently been given a new cat tunnel and was throwing out the old one as it was quite tatty. It was sitting beside the bin waiting to be taken out with the trash.

I cut all the fabric away from the wire, then with the help of T I bunched up all the wire and held it together with zip ties. In my search around the house I had gathered up a pile of things I could use on the wreath one of which was an old lace curtain.
I cut a few strips off and wrapped it around the wire, stuck a few paper flowers and butterflies on, then popped on the big bow - presto a very cute wreath!

Not bad for what used to be a cat tunnel - hey?

Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you :)




  1. What a great idea, and the wreath looks beautiful. I have an old cat tunnel myself, I'll have to try the wreath project. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks fabulous!!

    What a neat use for the tunnel!

    Great job...thanks for sharing!

  3. wow, you sure do think outside the box, your wreath looks great, and I would never have picked the wire from a cat tunnel lol, well done.

  4. how AWESOME!!!!! Its looks totally beautiful - I love that old lace curtain - very vintage!!! I know that feeling very well - ie advent calendar - craft can be a crazy obsession can't it!! So glad you persevered with this one - such a treat to see!!! Will def get back to you about a night to get together! xxx

  5. You clever thing you - I would never think to do that! It has turned out really well! Looks great hanging on the door :o)


  6. And how creative are you!!!! WOW! What a fantastic idea! hehe and I tend to do those kinds of things - start an awesome idea when really I should be heading to bed! PS LOVE your door!!!

  7. Very cute! You are just too clever. looks fabulous. x


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