Believe it or not, the winter holidays are upon us and it's time to break out the Whovian decorations! This year, we'll be making a wreath with a Whovian flair. Proceeds from this Meetup will benefit Special Olympics Texas.
Here are three examples I've made so far:
Because there are a myriad of design possibilities open to you, this class requires you to do a bit of shopping in advance.
You will need:
• 1-3 packages of garland in the color of your choice- Walmart is the only place I've found that carries the deep royal blue this year and at $3.58 for 15 ft, it's also the least expensive. Their tinsel garland is thick and they have a wide variety of colors available. I used 2 packs for the 24 in wreaths pictured above.
• 1-2 strands of Battery-operated lights- color and number of your choice. These are available at numerous places, but once again, Walmart has an amazing selection at very low prices, generally from $2 to $6, depending on the number and shape of the lights. Keep in mind the width of your wreath when buying your lights- the bigger the battery pack, the harder it will be to hide in the back of the wreath. Generally the 2 and 3 AA battery packs can be hidden, even behind the 12 in wreath form.
The $15 fee, payable in advance, covers the cost of the wire wreath frame, wire, hooks, paint, plaster Daleks and a purchased TARDIS ornament for the center of your wreath. Any funds not used for supplies will go to the DW Fans Unite Polar Plunge team, Freezin' for a Reason on Sunday, December 10 to benefit Texas Special Olympics.
I also have some supplies left over from last year’s ornament making Meetup and I’ll bring those if you’d like to use any to decorate your wreath.
Other possibilities for optional decorations include:
Character Building figures from Amazon, eBay or local comic shops. I used a set of Weeping Angels on the first wreath above, a set of Doctors on the second wreath and a set of Daleks on the last example.
Doctor Who Ornament Sets- Again, Amazon is a great resource for inexpensive Doctor Who ornament sets. ThinkGeek and Hot Topic also carry ornaments and most are on sale right now. (The scarves above were knitted by our own Lisa O.)
Use your imagination!
Due to space limitations at Michael’s, this Meetup is limited to 10 participants. Let me know if you have any questions!
Hobby Lobby has clear door hanger hooks for wreaths for $4.95. I haven't found them anywhere else. Yesterday, they were included in the half-off Christmas decor sale, which is how much Christmas decorations tend to be at Hobby Lobby, though there was a bit of confusion among the sales staff as to if they should be included. In any event, there's always a 40% off coupon in their app.
If you want Daleks for your wreath, please message me how many and what color before Friday at 7:00 PM so I'll have sufficient time to cast and paint them. They're about 2 2/4 in (7 cm) tall and I'll add fasteners to the back so they'll face out on your wreath.
I have glossy red, glittery red, glossy yellow, metallic gold and metallic silver paint.
I am just now catching up
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.