Ribbon Wreath

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I couldn’t help  but squeal when I saw the ribbon wreaths on Little Birdie Secrets.

I LOVE ribbon and I’m really getting into decorating…at least I’m trying. I often explain to people that I am NOT an interior decorator….I mean, I have a thermostat centered over my piano, for crying out loud.

But…I saw these and fell in love with them and decided to make one for myself.  Although I ended up making mine a little differently, I think it still turned out fairly cute.

What I did differently:

  • Instead of using the wire for the base of the wreath, I used one of those wreath bases made of “twiggy” looking stuff. I actually found mine at the dollar store. It was about seven-eight inches in diameter.
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  • I used three spools of ribbon in coordinating colors. My ribbon was all 1/2 inch wide and each spool had five yards. It ended up being a little “thinner” than what I probably would have wanted, but it wasn’t thin enough to constitute a trip back to the store.
  • I used a lighter to burn the edges of my ribbon. After tying them to the base, the edges were starting to fray. Of course, I have yet to do a project and not have a ribbon that gets “burned”. IMG_5206

I ended up hanging my wreath at work on the wall of my cubicle. Today was the first day it was there and I got quite a few compliments!   I’m finding that it is adding the perfect amount of happy to the workplace.  I can’t wait to make more for each new holiday!

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Kelley

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Jen
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    I have got to make one of these using Valentine’s colored ribbon…so cute!

  2. Debbie
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    Oh my! I did something like this for Valentine’s Day decades ago – wonder if I still have it. Only instead of ribbon we cut/tore strips of fabric.

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