DAY 9 of my “Ideas for a Colourful Christmas“. These are my curtain ring wreaths. I started with curtain rings I picked up at the thrift store ages ago (I knew they would come in handy one day). They are quite small measuring about 1 inch in diameter but remember you could use any size ring for this project! I used hand dyed size 5 perle cotton in the green one at the bottom. These are similar in some respects to dorset buttons for those of you familiar with these. I cut a long length of perle cotton and did buttonhole stitch around the ring ensuring the tails were caught in the stitching. I added an additional loop at the top for a hanger. I then used a small piece of cardstock and stamped “Merry Christmas” on the front. Cut out the shape I wanted and inked the edges for an aged appearance. I glued this in place on the bottom.
The middle curtain ring wreath is simply wrapped with sparkle chainette – no stitching involved. I tied the thread in a loop at the top and added a bead. The top curtain ring wreath is created with size 3 perle cotton – again buttonhole stitch to give you an idea of what a larger thread would look like.
Remember you could use any size you wanted for your ring – what about a small embroidery hoop to decorate the front door. These could be hung on the tree as ornaments. You could add this as a packaging idea – what about a monogram with the recipients initial. AND you could use any size yarn – lots of ideas! I sure hope you make some….