Wednesday, 10 November 2010

CHRISTMAS RAG WREATH GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Lovely people :0)
I'm so excited today . I've been planning another giveaway for a while now . I think it's a great way to say thank you to all you great peeps who take time to read my little blog . Of course your lovely comments are the highlight.

So I got my thinking cap on as I wanted to make something special but not too time consuming, as you know I've got a crochet blanket on the hook which is very labour intensive.

Well , this is what I've come up with ....



What do you think ???? I must say, without wanting to blow my own trumpet too loud , I think it turned out great :0)

It literally only took a couple of hours to make , well maybe a bit longer with the crochet snowflake , but I already had that .

So because I'm thinking you crafty types may like to make your own version I photographed the steps . So here goes with a very short tutorial.

I used plastic coated garden wire , and shaped it around a upturned plastic wastepaper bin to get a perfect circle......



I used a double loop to add strength to my circle .......



Then the fun bit , I chose some co-ordinated fabric from my stash. As you can see it's not expensive stuff just bits and bobs I've collected over the years....



I then used pinking shears to cut out rectangles of fabric, approximately 6 inches long by 1 and a 1/2 inches wide (15 cm by 3.5 cm)

NOTE:- I bought my pinking shears from amazon and they're great

Then it's simply a case of knotting each strip of fabric tightly onto your hoop...



Building up your design , I used a random order , but anything goes :0)...



Push them close together for the best effect and when you have squeezed in as may as possible you end up with this ....



This could be used as it is , I just liked adding more detail like the crochet snowflake sewn onto red felt and the pretty gingham ribbon to hang it up with.



Of course there are so many possibilities for these , they are lovely for any time of year, maybe for a child's room or anywhere in your home really , just make it to fit in with your style and colours.Have a go , it's really easy.

I imagine these would be great quick makes for Christmas fairs .



If you would like to win my version please leave me a comment below , and I'll have a little draw on the 28th of November , then it will arrive with one lucky person in time to look pretty for the festive season .

If you fancy adding a link on your blog that would be extra kind :0)

Jacquie x

P.S. the crochet snowflake pattern is from Attic 24
P.P.S. here's a Flickr group Here for further inspiration

73 comments:

  1. Yes please count me in. It looks really great. Do you mind if I try and make a couple for my Christmas Stall? I love the way you have used the snowflake.

    Take care.

    Colette

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  2. Oh wow I would love to win that! Being the first commenter prob means I won't though lol but sooo glad you photographed the steps to make it. I love it and definitely want to give it a go! Thank you, thank you! x

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  3. This is so pretty! I just love the red & white. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks!

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  4. Oh Jacquie ~ I love it, very Christmassy colours too. Please count me in for your little giveaway. Thanks also for sharing the tutorial, although I'm quite sure that mine wouldn't turn out half as well as yours :O) xx

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  5. Oh wow! I love it lots, I will attempt one of these and give my new pinking shears a run out! I will pop your button on my blog too! Lovely.
    Kandi x

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  6. Oh yes please - I'd love to be included :)

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  7. That's very pretty - I have a ton of fabric so I'm going to have a go at making one too!

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  8. Yes, thank you, Bunny Mummy. I would LOVE to be entered into your drawing. Very colorful; and you're right, the design is good for any time of the year. :)

    Renee, spear401

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  9. Oh, it's such a simple and effective idea. Really, really well done. Can I use the idea?

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  10. Count me in too please! I made something similar quite some time ago now, but I think it looks really effective with just the two colours.

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  11. Oh yes please Jacquie ~ It's gorgeous and I would love to be in with a chance to win it, thank you x

    Have added your button/giveaway to my blog (now that I know how to do it!)

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  12. Wow this is great ,I would love to win it .
    I will try and make one for Christmas time,if I can get some scraps of fabric.

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  13. Please do count me in for your drawing! Your wreath is beautiful! I've posted it under my "giveaways" section on the right side bar of my blog. I'm just crossing my fingers now!.. Thanks Jacquie! ~tina

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  14. How lovely, I am going to have a go at making one of those and count me in too, I would love one Froogs xx

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  15. Gosh that is beautiful - you have every right to be chuffed.

    I do seem to remember thinking last year 'ooohhhh I must make myself one of those for next year'

    Well now it is next year!! Fingers crossed.

    Nina xxx

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  16. Wow. I have chosen red and white as my festive scheme this year. I have got to have a go at that.

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  17. Oh Jacquie, it's gorgeous! Please count me in!My favourite colour too!
    Brilliant tutorial, you clever thing!
    Hugs
    Rachel x

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  18. What a clever idea! Looks brilliant. x

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  19. This is brilliant! So lovely and festive. I would love the chance to win.
    Dx

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  20. Jacquie that is sooooooo pretty, I love it!
    The snowflake looks wonderful and finishes it off perfectly. pretty-please put my name in the hat :o) it would look very at home at number 24!!!
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  21. Count me in. Hope the blanket is going well i know mine isnt maybe not a good idea for a beginner! x

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  22. Wow Jacquie, I love it! Great Giveaway!
    I have seen this sort of thing on Etsy and always wondered how to make them, If I am not your lucky winner I will most definatley be having a go myself!!
    Will pop you on my sidebar too.
    xx

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  23. Oh WOW. I am definately going to make one of these. So simple and easy but SOOOO effective.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Anne

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  24. Oooh this is so sweet!!
    I would love to join your giveaway.
    Em xxxx

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  25. Hi Jacquie
    You have every right to blow your own trumpet, that is one gorgeous wreath!! I don't know how you could bare to part with it.
    It's a really generous give-away and I would sooo love to join in, thanks.:)
    Vivienne x

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  26. It's fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    x

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  27. You have got my mind thinking an Autumn coloured wreath would look great, maybe for our Autumn next year (it's Spring here). Love your Christmas wreath, the crochet snow flake really gives it that Christmasy feel.

    Lishaxx

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  28. That is really nice! Would brighten up the space for sure!

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  29. So creative, I love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. 'Tis GORGEOUS definitely count me in Jacquie and you have just answered a question that has been bugging me about what to use to make a circle! Thank you xxx

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  31. Oh I'm in for the draw please. Such creativity! It is fantastic.

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  32. What a lovely wreath please include me in your draw

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  33. Ooh this is stunning! Please count me in - I'm a new follower :-)

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  34. Oooh it is beautiful hun!
    Do please count me in.....
    I think I may have a go making some for my little ones for the nurseries maybe?
    I love the snowflake!
    Thanks for sharing hun x x x x

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  35. Just found your blog and really love it! Your wreath looks gorgeous,thank you for sharing the instructions.Please enter me in the draw?

    Debbie

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  36. Hi Jacquie - your wreath is just lovely - please count me in for your very generous giveaway. I would lvoe to have a go at one, so thank you so much for the tutorial. Do you remember how many strips you used? xx

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  37. Please count me in and thank you for the tutorial so I can make one if I don't win :)

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  38. its sooo pretty, i'd love to give it a home (although i wouldn't want to put it away after christmas!) fab tutorial too. x

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  39. Ooh your Christmas wreath is BEAUTIFUL!! I would love to be entered into your giveaway, so generous of you! And thank you so much for sharing how you made it, great tutorial :o)

    xxx

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  40. OOOOOOOOOoooohhhh yes please!!! Id love you to add my name to your draw, I think your giveaway is beautiful and completely generous - love the fabrics you have chosen, red and white being my colours of choice this Christmas!!!

    Keeping my fingers crossed...

    Much love
    Julia x x x

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  41. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I think I might create a few myself, I love Christmas decorations ;-) Although, being entered into your draw would also be super X

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  42. How perfectly lovely, I've been looking around the blogs and my list of things I want to make is getting very long, but this looks temptingly easy . I would love to take part in your draw as well.
    Louise x

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  43. it is lovely so please count me in

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  44. I sincerely adore your fabrics--would love to win this!!!
    xo,
    Bethany
    sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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  45. Oh my!!!
    This is just gorgeous...
    In my favorite colours too...
    Even I can manage this...wonderful!!!

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  46. I'd love to win! And if I don't, I shall make my own thanks to your superb tutorial! Thanks for stopping by - your blog is great. xxxx

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  47. I love this wreath, it is so pretty, great tutorial too :) please count me in your give away :)xxx

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  48. Hey Jacquie, thanks for visiting my blog, lovely to hear from you.
    Your wreath is lovely, red and white is always so bright and cheery.
    I could imagine a different coloured wreath for each season.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    Have a great weekend, hope you get some sunshine.

    Claire X

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  49. Ooooo, how lovely :) What a great idea! Would look great here with my 'traditional christmas' coming up this year. Pretty please put me in the hat :)
    Have a great weekend.
    Kind regards,
    Donna x

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  50. How pretty! perfect for christmas! Please do add me to the draw :) a pastel one would be lovely for easter time too I think.
    x Gem

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  51. What a fabulous idea, all different sizes could be made too. Please count me in to your very festive draw xox and thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog ;0)

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  52. Love it! May I ask if it took much fabric? I'm very into Scandinavian decs so these colours are fab!xx

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  53. Hello I have just found your blog and so happy I have as you are having a wonderful giveaway! yes, yes please count me in - the wreath is simply gorgeous. lou xxx

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  54. Hi Just discovered your blog and will follow it.
    I would love to enter your giveaway !
    Best wishes
    Sue x

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  55. Oh it's so pretty! It is just perfect for Christmas. I've made a heart shaped one before and love it as well. They are so simple but very effective. Please put my name in the hat, it would look wonderful on our front door.

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  56. Hi Jacquie, I would love to enter your giveaway. You are so clever, It's lovely. xx

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  57. OMG..this is sooo gorgeous..my fav festive colours too!
    What a great tutorial,so easy to follow and i hope you don't mind..but i think i will try and make a few of these!

    Would love the chance to win..found you over at Amanda Makes...off to pop a pic in sidebar!
    Thanks Hugs Clare xx

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  58. What a gorgeous giveaway, please count me in and will add a link to my blog. Hannah x

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  59. So beautiful!! What a clever thing you are x x

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  60. I just came across your blog via another one. Love the wreath, it looks so effective. thanks for the tutorial, i will really have to give this a go. I am now subscribed and looking forward to reading back over your posts.

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  61. OMG this is simply stunning and would look just aamazing in my livingroom pride of place!! I've got a couple of Fairs coming up so might give these a go in a smaller version. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Ali x

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  62. Hi Jacquie,
    I'd love to enter your giveaway!Please add my name to your draw, I love the fabrics you have chosen, red and white are always great colours for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing this clever idea,
    Gloria x

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  63. That really looks great! Please count me in, it's a beautifull Christmas-idea.
    Thanks you very much for the good tutorial. Maybe I'll try to make it.

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  64. Wow! I just came across your blog from another. And wow! Please count me in for a chance to win.
    Sal. X

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  65. am i too late to enter? hope not, would love to be counted:) will definitely be having a go to make my own christmassy one, i have so many scraps and i can see a nice sunday afternoon one week being passed making it! xx

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  66. I love it! It is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to have this beauty hanging in my home! :o)

    ♥Anita
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  67. Oh my gosh oh my gosh,.....that is just wonderful! hurry up christmas! i cannot wait to decorate my home!

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  68. I need a new Chrisrmas wreath nd this would be great!

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  69. This is an adorable wreath! Would look lovely in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  70. Super lovely.. just like the rest of your website! :) I hope I win... If not I might just make it myself!

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  71. Such a sweet adorable wreath of which I would love to win!
    Thanks for sharing your gifts & talents!
    Please count me in the drawing :)

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