Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

I love a good Google image search. I wanted to make a wreath for my front door but wasn't sure where to start. That's where my good friend Google comes in. If you haven't tried an image search yet then you are truly missing out. Here's the link: Google. Just type in whatever you are looking for and a picture will come back. I think it's most popular first and so on.

I looked through pages of wreaths before I settled on the simple bow method. I found this tutorial at Home By Sunset. The directions are pretty simple. Use a wire ring or convert an old hanger (as I did) and start tying bows. I got these two huge spools (50 yards)of ribbon at Costco a couple months ago.

There are 26 bows in each color. It took me roughly 2 hrs to complete. I did have a few interruptions as I do have 4 year old twin boys at home with me. Oh, how I wish they knew how to tie bows (or their shoes).

In retrospect I would have lined the hanger with florist tape because the flowers do flip slightly when not on a hard surface (like the door). Overall, I am super happy with the wreath. It brightens my day when I drive up to the house and I see it. I will be doing another ribbon type wreath for Easter. I got a super deal on yellow ribbon at Menards after Christmas sale. Yes, Menards!

If you like what you see, leave a comment. Comments make me happy!

16 comments:

  1. This is completely darling and I can't wait to feature it on Tip Junkie St. patrick's Day site!

    Laurie
    TipJunkie.com

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  2. this is very pretty and you have such beautiful bows!
    Great tip about the florist tape also.

    thanks for sharing
    Denise

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  3. Adorable! I want to make this RIGHT NOW!!!!!

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  4. I love how full it is! Very pretty and perfect for this time of year!

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  5. It really is pretty and as I was reading I was thinking how pretty one would be in pastels for Easter. Then I read on and saw you have the same plans.

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  6. So pretty! Can't believe you made this without a wreath base form - very impressive!

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  7. adorable! would love if ya linked to our wknd long party! just starting them, would be a FUN addition! (:

    kelli & kristi
    http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is so pretty and so springy! I love it! I can see how it would make you happy when you drive up and see it.

    It's cool that Laurie Turk is featuring this on Tip Junkie 'cause she only puts on the cutest things ~ so that shows how cute this is! Good job!

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  9. FANTASTIC! I LOVE it! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  10. Love this idea! I was searching around for cute decorations for my baby shower and I came across your site.

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  11. this is very nice you did a great job...i like wreaths for every occasion...i think this would be a nice one for St Patrick's day or any time really. I just thought St Patrick's day when i saw it.
    thank you for posting now i will see if i have half the talent you do!

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  12. I would really like to view the tutorial, but the site you put the link for does not have anything on it for the wreath. Do you happen to have a copy?

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  13. i am loving this idea so refreshing....

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  14. Could not find the tutorial. Are the bows tied around the widest part of the wire ring, or do you vary it by color where you tie the bows?
    I am ready with the supplies, but never did this before..:)

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  15. I love "simple" projects! This is so cute and easy!!!! Would like to watch the tutorial as well. Thanks so much.

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