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:
- 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|
|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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