Monday, September 27, 2010

My Wreath!!

After searching all over the internet, I found a great wreath idea from Sunset magazine.  A ribbon wreath!!

So, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought 3 spools of autumny ribbon, (30 ft each):

a 12" steel macrame ring:

and a wooden letter "P" to paint:

It's actually pretty easy to make!  You start cutting ribbon strips first.  The way you decide how long the strips should be is to make your first ribbon.  Then, untie it & see how long it is.  I'm thinking somewhere around 18-20 inches.  I used my rolls almost completely up, so you should feel fine cutting them up entirely.  

Then you start tying them onto the ring:

Here's a close-up of how I tied my bows:

Now, don't fret if it seems like you won't have enough ribbon!  You are going to puff this thing up like an 80's hairdo!  That will make it almost double in size:

Then, I painted my P for Presley:

After that, I tied it to the wreath hanger by a ribbon and VIOLA!!!!

Fall happiness greeting us at the front door!!!

I'm interested in seeing what sort of wreaths other people are putting up, so please, email me your pics & we'll post 'em!!!

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