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DIY Xmas Wreath Tutorial [Using Leopard Print!]

Hi There Craft People, here is my DIY Xmas Wreath Making Tutorial. As you know I am a big fan of leopard print, so for this tutorial I am going to be teaching you to make a leopard print DIY Xmas Wreath. If you’re a fan of kitsch this is definitely for you! We will be using tulle, sparkly felt and leopard print. 

You will need,
1m tulle, 30cms square of leopard print, 50cm of thick gardening wire, 30cm of 0.6mm (or there about) thin gardening wire, floristry tape, cardboard and a glue gun.
You need about 2 hours, a cup of tea and a glue gun for my kitsch Xmas Wreath DIY. I’d love to see what you make so please do post pictures to my FaceBook page

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Xmas Wreath DIY

 

Everybody wants a DIY Xmas Wreath so I am thinking, leopard print and tulle. Because you don’t want to look like everybody else right?! And you want to have your own little stamp on it. I bought some gorgeous leopard print a few weeks ago for the How To Make A Katy Perry Outfit that I did for my daughter Tilly. I am using the extra bit that was left over. I’m also using a piece of card which I cut into a doughnut for the Hen Party Decoration Tulle Pom Poms  Tutorial. I have cut the hole in the middle a bit bigger than I had for the pom pom. I will then use some gardening wire and tulle strips. We will be wrapping the wire circle with floristry tape and then adding the tulle strips to that by tying them on.

The tulle circle will then lay on top of the leopard print circle to make your DIY Xmas Wreath. I’m using green tulle and if you want, you can add in Xmas colours. You could add in red, I’m going for a dusky peach as I like to do it my own way! I will also be adding in some sparkly felt stars because I’ve got those left over from my Star Fascinator Tutorial.

This is a really simple and fun DIY Xmas Wreath Tutorial, here is the step-by-step guide.

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 1

My first step is to cut the doughnut to the right size. Take a look at your door and see how big you want your Xmas Wreath to be. Then draw a circle onto your card – I drew around a bucket to get a nice circle. Then measure about 8 cm in from the outside of your circle and cut the middle out. You will be left with a cardboard doughnut shape.

DIY Xmas Wreath Tutorial step 1

DIY Xmas Wreath Tutorial Step 1

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 2

Put your leopard print fabric on the table with the leopard print side down. Lay the cardboard on top and draw around it with a  sharpie pen leaving a 2cm seam allowance. Cut out the fabric.

DIY Xmas Project Step 2

DIY Xmas Project Step 2

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 3

Cut out the fabric and lay flat on the table again with the leopard print face down.

Xmas Wreath Tutorial Step 3

Xmas Wreath Tutorial Step 3

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 4

Lay the cardboard doughnut on top of the fabric. Use the glue gun to stick the inner circle of the fabric to the cardboard and pull up onto the card with scissors. (This will stop you burning your fingers on the hot glue). You may find it easier to make little snips with the scissors around the leopard print on the inside circle of the Xmas Wreath. (See video above!)

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DIY Xmas Wreath Step 5

Use the thick gardening wire to make a circle. Make the size of the wire circle slightly smaller than the outside of the doughnut (as you will be glueing it to the doughnut at a later stage.) Use the tin wire to wrap the 2 ends of the wire over each other.

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Xmas Wreath 2017 Step 5

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 6

Using floristry tape wrap around your circle. You don’t need any glue or water as floristry tape will stick to itself as you wrap it around the wire.

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DIY Xmas Wreath Step 7

Cut your tulle into strip, make them around 3 cm wide. Then once you have the strips cut out, cut them down to 10 cam lengths – you will need quite a few.

DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath step 7

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 8

Layer the small strips 2 at a time and tie to the wire circle. It took me about half an hour to tie them all on and fill up the circle. I tied on all the green first and then went back over tying in dusty peach and then went round again tying in the black tulle. I put on the most strips in green and then about one third peach and one third black (scattered in amongst the green.)

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Christmas Ideas step 8

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 9

Using the glue gun stick the tulle circle to the leopard print circle. Please be very careful with your fingers as the glue gets super hot. I find it’s better to do a bit of glue then hold it down and then a bit more glue. (Otherwise the glue cools down and doesn’t stick so well.) Once you have glued it down, cut out stars using your sparkly felt.

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Christmas Ideas 2017 Step 9

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 10

Then cut into your star towards the middle so that you will be able to fold edges up. Stick your stars to the leopard print with glue gun.

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Chritmas Ideas DIY step 10

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 11

Once you have glued down the stars fold up the points for a more three dimensional effect.

Christmas Ideas Tutorial

Christmas Ideas Tutorial step 11

DIY Xmas Wreath Step 12

Using a long strip of tulle (about a meter long) hook one end between the wire hoop and the leopard print. Then pull around the wire hoop and tie the ends together in a double bow. This will be hung from your front door.

Christmas Ideas 2017

Christmas Ideas 2017 step 12

I’d love to see your DIY Xmas wreath creations, please do pop over to the Facebook page to add your pictures. To see more stylish How To tutorials subscribe to my You Tube channel. If you love the idea of making but you want some company while you do it, book for yourself and a group of your friends on to one of our workshops. The perfect activity for a hen party or special Birthday!

Wishing You A Very Merry Xmas Filled With Love & Laughter, Glam Hatter Girl xxx

Metallic Wedding Cake Trend [2018]

In this post The Glam Hatter Girl researches the unusual metallic wedding cake trend. Here are the most stylish wedding cakes you need to know about!

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This Unusual Metallic Wedding Cake Is By Never Pie Cakes

I’m all about metallic right now. Like a magpie it is totally on my radar. From my metallic brogues to my metallic make-up bag I am down with it! As I was scrolling through Pinterest earlier looking at cake (as you do) my eye caught upon a beautiful cube stacked metallic wedding cake. Congrats to Never Pie Cakes, I haven’t seen anything like that before. And that’s something I don’t say often in wedding planning world.

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Metallic Wedding Cake Image Courtesy of www.brides.com

When you are planning your wedding for 2018 there are two wedding cake trend predictions you need to consider. The first is the metallic wedding cake and the second is the concrete cake. We’ll save the concrete cake for another post.

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Stylish Metallic Wedding Cake By De La Creme

I stumbled across De La Creme Creative Studio on Pinterest, they are certainly not local (based in Missouri) but if it’s inspiration you’re looking for check them out. I absolutely love the details of their work (above). The colours are simple, which means the amazing detailing stands out. The metallic wedding cake above is so stylish it reminds me of all the things that make a hat beautiful. Perfect balance, poise and understated beauty. This really is a graceful metallic wedding cake.

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Stylish Wedding Cake By Sweet Treats Bakery

For more intimate weddings try a one tier metallic wedding cake. Add a calligraphy style cake topper, a wash of subtle colour and gold metallic leaf. This cake from Sweet Treats Bakery is styled to perfection and I love it.

Metallic Wedding Cake Combined With Gorgeous Flowers

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Flower & Metallic Wedding Cake by Cake Ink

The flower trend prevails – this cake from Cake Ink really took my breath away – possibly because I have just created a hat which looks just like this! (See below). The hat is an example from our new Luxury Fascinator Making Hen Party Workshop.

Ascot Millinery by Janie Lawson for Glam Hatters' Hen Parties

Make a flower fascinator with The Glam Hatter Girls

The cake below from Cakes Decor is super sweet and of course it appeals to me because it’s wearing it’s very own floral crown! What could be better?! For more beautiful flower crowns that you can wear yourself or dress your cake with check out our Flower Crown Hen Party Workshop.

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Metallic & Flower Crown Wedding Cake by Cakes Decor

The subtle metallic highlights on this wedding cake combined with the straight metallic lines and super-pretty flowers make for a work of art. If anyone does “pretty” really well it’s the guys at Cotton & Crumbs. Look at their website if you’re after a very pretty and  unusual metallic wedding cake.

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Metallic & Floral Wedding Cake by Cotton & Crumb

Next week I will be bringing you the concrete cake. Purely because it gives me an excuse to get on Pinterest and look at cake! I have lots of inspirational boards on Pinterest, from hen party planning to wedding cake, to DIY ideas for your hen party and wedding. Take a look and remember to follow me on Pinterest for all the latest hen party and wedding news.

With Love & Laughter, Glam Hatter Girl xxx

Never Pie Cakes

De La Creme Creative Studio

Cake Ink

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How To Make A DIY Flower Crowns

D.I.Y. Flower Crowns.

Head Glam Hatter Girl, Janie who is a trained milliner takes a break from hosting hen parties to show you how to make a Flower Crown.

Flower Crowns Step 1

To make your flower crowns take your 0.4mm wire and wrap around your head to get the right size. Leave a couple of centimetres room as you will be adding flowers to it.

How To Make A Flower Crown 1

Flower Crowns Step 2

Wrap your 0.4mm wire around again so that you end up with a double wire circle. Then wind each end of the wire around the circle in a twist and trim.

How To Make A Flower Crown 2

Flower Crowns Step 3

Cut your fake flowers using pliers (borrow them from your Dad!) Leave long stems. You can find flowers for your flower crown at most department stores. These are from Marks & Spencers and John Lewis.

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Flower Crowns Step 4

Place the flowers on top of the wire in an arrangement that is balanced and pretty – you are just placing them at this step. This will give you a chance to rearrange them until you find a look that you like.

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Flower Crowns Step 5

Add leaves to your arrangement on the wire. This will give the crown a lovely boho look therefore making it great for festival brides. Cute little bridesmaids will also love this look.

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Flower Crowns Step 6

Cut another piece of 0.4mm wire. I usually make mine about an arm length. That way it stops it getting too long to handle. Thus ensuring no wire wiggling all over the place!

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Flower Crowns Step 7

Wrap the wire around the flower stems to attach to wire crown. You must make sure any sharp bits are trimmed and covered with wire. This is especially important if you’re making the crown for little bridesmaids.

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Flower Crowns Step 8

When attaching the leaves push the wire through the centre of the leaves and then add on to the crown. You may need to cut more wire to get all the way around the crown. Make sure you trim the wire very short at the end of each piece.

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Flower Crowns Step 9

Don’t be afraid to go around the crown twice if you want to add more flowers or leaves or if any part of the crown looks a bit bare. Just keep adding until the crown is balanced all the way around. The wire shouldn’t show if you have enough flowers and leaves on them. At the same time don’t over stuff the crown or it will loose the delicate feel it should have.

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Flower Crowns Step 10

Wear your flowers in your hair! Fabulous for stylish hen parties, little bridesmaids, boho brides or teamed with good old Hunters and worn to a festival.

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Check out my pinterest board for more flower crown ideas and how to projects. If you love the idea of creating gorgeous head pieces for your hen party but would prefer support and real life instructors to help check out our hen workshop packages here.

With Love & Laughter, Glam Hatter Girl xxx

FLORAL CROWN WORKSHOP [Using Real Flowers)

1.5 Hour Workshop

Our Glam Hatter Florists will teach you step-by-step to make a gorgeous Floral Crown. Using fresh, seasonal Flowers in a rainbow of colours. Just the thing to wear to the hen party that evening.

Fresh Flower Crown Hen Party

Floral Crown Workshop

Our Glam Hatter Florists are super fun as well as highly qualified. A Floral Crown Workshop with Glam Hatters is the perfect hen party activity. Book a workshop with us and you will learn to make a gorgeous flower crown to take away with you. The workshop is 1.5 hours long, just the right amount of time to learn a lovely new skill while catching up with your bride tribe and having lots of giggles!

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Fresh Flower Crowns

Minimum Group Size

The minimum group size for the fresh floral crown workshop is 10 hens. We have no maximum number of hens as we have lots of lovely florists and large venues!  For smaller groups please email for a quote and we’ll be delighted to help. We have no maximum number of hens as we have lots of lovely teachers and large venues!

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Fresh Floral Crown Workshop At Glam Hatters

We Are Available Nationwide

We have Glam Hatter Florists nation wide bringing the Glam Hatters’ hen parties to a location of your choice. We can help you find a venue and help to organise your afternoon tea! Please email with details of group numbers and locations you would like or an address of a venue you already have booked and we will give you all the details.

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Fresh Flower Crown Workshop

We have a London Venue Too!

We have a gorgeous venue in London and we do not charge for venue hire. You are very welcome to bring your own champagne  to our venue in Exmouth Market, London and we will provide the bubbly flutes and fridges to keep it cool! We’ve found bubbly to be the perfect tipple during a floral crown workshop!

We also work with London venues in lots of areas and can help you book a venue. Janie will chat with the venue for afternoon tea/lunch menus and take the leg work out of organising a hen party!

Check out our venues here.

Flower Crown Station

Flower Crown Station At Glam Hatters

Pricing

Prices vary according to the size and location of the floral crown workshop.Please contact Janie on the form below with details of your hen party and she will be delighted to give you a quote and help you sort out your hen party with lots of information and tips.

We would love to host your party and will make sure you have a lovely time with us! If you would like to see photos of past parties we have thrown check out our Facebook page.

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Making A Flower Crown At Glam Hatters

Perfect for all levels of experience

If you would prefer to use fabric flowers in order to keep your flower crown for the wedding hop over to our fabric flower crown workshop!

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What date would you like?

Where would you like your party – town/city?

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FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP [Fabric Flowers]

1.5 Hour Workshop

Floral headband making classes in London

 The Glam Hatter Girls will teach you step-by-step to make a gorgeous Fabric Flower Crown or Flower Headband. If you’d rather not wear something on your head choose a wrist corsage with matching button hole! Choose from a huge range of Fabric Flowers and leaves in a rainbow of colours. Just the thing to wear to the hen party or save it for a festival or boho wedding

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 Come To Us Or We Can Come To You

We have gorgeous venues in London and we do not charge for venue hire. You are very welcome to bring your own champagne  to our venue in Exmouth Market, London and we will provide the bubbly flutes and fridges to keep it cool!

We also travel nation wide bringing the Glam Hatters’ hen parties to a location of your choice. We do not charge for travel. Please email with details of group numbers and locations you would like or an address of a venue you already have booked and we will give you all the details.

Check out our venues here.

Pricing

Prices vary according to the size and location of the workshop. Please contact Janie on the form below with details of your hen party and she will be delighted to give you a quote and help you sort out your hen party with lots of information and tips.

We would love to host your party and will make sure you have a lovely time with us! If you would like to see photos of past parties we have thrown check out our Facebook page.

If you have any budget requirements, please DO ASK. We will always, always do our best to help you. 

Minimum Group Size

The minimum group size for the flower crown workshop is 10 hens (may be higher for parties outside London.) For smaller groups please email for a quote and we’ll be delighted to help. We have no maximum number of hens as we have lots of lovely teachers and large venues!

Perfect for all levels of experience

If you would prefer to use real flowers in your flower crown hop over to our real flower crown workshop!

ENQUIRY FORM

Your name*

Your email*

Your telephone

What date would you like?

Where would you like your party – town/city?

How did you hear about us?

Ask Janie about your hen party!