Make your own Aussie Christmas wreath! 5

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christmas-wreath-2We’ve received some wonderful entries so far in Stockland’s Chrsitmas Craft Competition.

Here’s an an incredibly creative project from Janice Ciliberto: a uniquely Australian Christmas wreath.

Every year, Janice collects a variety of seed pods, pine cones, gumnuts and “anything that falls off a tree”.

“I use these to make Christmas wreaths for family and friends”, she says. “It is a special thing I do each year and I also teach my friends to do it also”.

The process is simple and effective:

  • Glue all your collected pieces onto your blank wreath with a hot glue gun
  • Spray with clear varnish
  • Tie a ribbon or raffia onto the wreath to attach to your front door.

Got your own Christmas craft to share?

Simply send us a photo below and you could win some great prizes from Stockland Retirement Living. Large or small, simple or complex; all entries are welcome!


We’d love to see the craft projects you have created this silly season. The top five picks will win double gold class movie passes!

It could even be something simple that has a story behind it – such as a DIY Christmas decoration you created with your grandchild, or a craft item from a previous Christmas that brings up special memories. If it’s handmade with love, we’d be delighted to see your handiwork!

To enter into the running, simply fill out the form below by December 13, 2015. Attach a photo of your craft and tell us what it means to you (and if you want, give us instructions on how to make it to have it featured on the site). 

Five winners will receive 2 x Gold Class movie tickets. We can’t wait to see your wonderful work!

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.



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  1. Janice Ciliberto you are to be congratulated I love that wreath is has the feel and look of Australia, well done

  2. I think at times we need to be reminded that it’s alright to be a little different thanks for sharing Janice Ciliberto, this Australian wreath is just the thing to do that. I love anything Austalian it’s beautiful.

  3. Yes I agree. Janice’s wreath is an inspiration. So natural and so beautiful.
    Thanks Janice.

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