I could have been a magpie in a former life….honest! Anything shiny and pretty and I have to have it!
I couldn’t resist making a bling wreath when I saw the masses of pearls on display in Primark – they just screamed ‘do something with me’ and I’m sure the girl thought I was nuts buying 6 strands of 2 pearls and telling her it didn’t matter if they were tangled as i wasn’t going to wear them anyway!
All you need to make your very own bling wreath are…
6 inch polystyrene ring (craft shop)
LOTS of cream, metallic and pink pearl ended pins (craft/sewing shops)
3 sets of double layer pearl necklaces (Primark)
Flowers and bling taken from cheap/on sale jewellery (Primark)
Take the thick necklace between 2 of the beads so that just have one long thread of pearls. Using the thinner link of pearls, do the same again then place one bead either side of the gap between the bigger beads. Snip and twist these 2 smaller beads to lock in place. Continue doing this until all of the beads are attached to the original long thread.
Carefully pin the pearls to the polystyrene ring by slotting the pin through the gaps between the tied beads. You can also thread it through some of the cotton between the spaces which will hold it in place more securely. Work from the outer edge first, pin it carefully to one side and revolve the ring 360 degrees pinning as you go. Work in circles towards the centre and it should take 3 turns around the ring to cover the whole front. Once you have the whole ring covered with the beads now its time to make it even prettier! Place flowers, glitz, bling, pearls, gems – whatever you fancy, in the bottom right hand corner and adhere with silicone. Dry completely flat. This can be used any time of year and would be pretty for a Princess Birthday party or a wedding centrepiece with candle etc.