Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Front Door Wreath

This is a cheaters DIY, because all you have to do is add ribbon, but none-the-less, it's sprucing up something from its original state. I picked up this wood chip square wreath from Pier One last week, 20% off too :), and wanted to hang it on my front door. It is a great shade of spring green, which is very much the trendy color right now, and I added a cream ribbon to pop against my black door.

What you need: 
  • Wreath
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Thin crafting wire
  • Hot Glue gun & glue sticks


Wrap a piece of wire around wreath to give ribbon strong anchor to hold onto
Glue ribbon onto wreath back and then wrap around wire for support and hot glue in place


create a loop to place over your door hook by looping the other end of the ribbon against itself and securing with hot glue
With a new piece of ribbon, start your bow, leave length for the tails, I left approx 7 inches. Accordion fold the ribbon and hold firmly between fingers, make a loop and duplicate fold and hold against first fold

Wrap wire around tightly to secure bow, leave tail length and trim
you now have a neat bow. To cover center wire, fold a 4" piece of ribbon in half and tie into a simple knot
Place a drop of hot glue onto center on wire, and adhere knot to bow, wrap edges behind, secure with glue and trim access



To cleanup tails, fold ribbon in half, start at open-side bottom corner, and cut at upward diagonal, unfold and you have a very pretty hanging ribbon tail, repeat for other side

I decided it needed a little more bulk, so I took another approx 15" piece of ribbon, cut pretty tails, folded in half and glued to the back of my bow, see below.

Add a few drops of glue to your hanging ribbon and place bow on top

Hang on door, step back, and admire your handy work, so Simple & pretty!!


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