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.
- 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”.
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!