A while back I came across this SPECTACULAR wreath made from golden thumb tacks. I was a smitten kitten.
And so I applied the technique to a polystyrene Christmas tree form. It took about 4 billion gazillion more tacks than I anticipated and weighs almost a metric tonne.
I tried ribbons tied around the base and a couple of other embellishments but settled on this very simple cream ribbon after I realised that only Liberace wrapped in tinsel could upstage this baby. That is, something restrained was required for balance.
I am deeply in love with its armadillo-like scales that reflect any little hint of light and look festive in extremis.