I love a good Christmas decoration and as I mentioned in my blog post about unique Christmas door decorations, our wreath is looking very tired and old, so it’s time to make something new! I fell madly in love with the partridge in a pear tree decoration in that post and decided to try my hand at it and see if it would work – which it did, otherwise no one would know about it… ever. I have no desire to be on pinterestfails.com!
Anyway, it was one of the most simplistic things I’ve done for a long time and one of the cheapest too.
I bought the partridge from Hobbycraft for £2, the pear we already had and I bought the gold glitter branches for £5 from asda. So a grand total of £7 for this super effective and really pretty decoration – in comparison to £15 – £100’s for some pre-made wreaths.
This is how I made my partridge in a pear decoration:
- 1 pack of gold sprayed twigs (or collect your own and spray them whatever colour you choose!
- 1 partridge or faux bird
- 1 wooden or plastic pear
- 10cm piece of thread or string
- 1m ribbon
- A glue gun and glue
Take your sprayed twigs (make sure they are dry) and arrange however you like. Then choose a place to position your bird and a branch to hang you pear from.
Glue the twigs in position using the glue gun. Set aside to dry.
Take the thread or string and attach it to the pear, creating a hanging decoration.
Hang on you chosen branch and then glue your pear and bird in place. I glued the thread but left the pear to dangle and move about.
Take your ribbon and tie in a bow at the bottom of the decoration, around the glue holding the twigs. Not only does this look pretty, but it also adds a bit more security to the whole frame. Once you have tied the bow in the position you like, glue it in place, making sure to glue the whole base really securely.
Leave for a time to dry and cool. To put your decoration up you can tack two small nails into place musing the glue ‘blob’ to go through. If you do choose to do that, then I would recommended ‘sealing’ the nails in its glue over the top. It won’t adhere the nails to your door but it will stop them sliding out of your tree.
There you go! Easy as that!
Love this idea. So simple but looks great. I’ve got a moss wreath base from last year but not enough suitable greenery to forage here.