Peg Wreaths

12 Dec

In theory as a craft (?) blogger I should be blocking up everyone’s news feed with loads of amazing/ropy stuff to  inspire/ annoy/ignore (delete as appropriate).

In practise there are not enough hours.

Work, Birthdays, Christmas plays, card writing,office parties and shopping have eaten into my time budget. Oh and washing, ironing, school runs and food shopping.

Clawing it back is not really an option.

There have been things happening quietly in the background. My sloe gin doesn’t need any help and the jams and chutneys I made during the harvest are quietly maturing and gathering dust.

So it was with pleasure and relief that I filled the car with ladies, cakes and jangling bags of pegs, wire and beads.

We were all headed to our second ever craft group, this time hosted by Mrs H.

Our mission that evening was to create a peg wreath to attach Christmas cards.

There had been much hand wringing and anxiety over what people did and didn’t have, how they should colour their pegs and the general quality of their preparations.

Most people spray painted their pegs the colour of their choice. One lady in what can only be described as a moment of pure insanity dismantled every peg, dyed them and the re-assembled them. Others simply glued pretty craft paper to one side. Mine were shoddily and hastily painted in the first thing I got my hands on.

Wine, bucks fizz and many peanuts later we had all created uniquely different but equally pretty little wreaths that will keep some organised chaos for all those Christmas cards.

It is incredibly simple to do. Bead, peg, bead, peg, bead, peg. You get the idea.

These are just a few examples of the creations. Mine is the last and worst.

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2 Responses to “Peg Wreaths”

  1. vintagefrills December 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Love this idea, and how lovely to have a craft group. I wish I’d had more time to do some Christmas crafts but all my mummy duties have kept me ridiculously busy. I do however have a big stash of pegs left over from another project so may well try and make one of these. Xxx

    • hannahblythin December 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      It is a quick make, it won’t take long 🙂 The craft group is really good fun, give it a go!

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