Ever wondered what to do with that old road atlas? This year it's being put to use on my front door. I'm not a fan of SatNav, I prefer a good old fashioned map, so when I bought a new road atlas for my car I wondered what I could do with the old one, as an avid crafter I hate to throw anything away.
Starting with four straws I followed a great You Tube video and began to plait around a strong card tube from a roll of food bags, I found the aerosol can (as used in the video) a bit too big. If you need to take a break then just pin the straws in place with a clothes peg, that way you don't loose your place or unravel.
I kept going until it was long enough to bend gently into a full circle and finished off as per the video, then using my trusty hot glue gun I fixed the ends together.
I hunted around for some hessian ribbon and found this one at the local florist, it has wired edges making it easy to shape.
The leaves are die cut and embossed silver mirri card and the three baubles are shatterproof, all fixed on to the wreath with hot glue from Stix2. I couldn't find any royal blue baubles so I used nail varnish to paint a silver one.
It is fixed to my front door by threading lacing cord through the wreath and then through some tiewrap blocks stuck to the door. We have a porch so the wreath won't get wet, it's quite strong and surprisingly heavy for paper but then it is nearly a whole atlas. After Christmas it may get put away with the rest of the decorations or it may be recycled.
I would like to enter my wreath in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly - Christmas Card or Anything Christmas
Paperminutes - Christmas Decoration
Mixed Media World - Winter Wonderland
Country View - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Anything But A Card
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Christmas
Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas