Tutorial - How to Make a Wreath!
With Mother's Day coming up, we got to thinking of something that Mom might like to decorate with. I don't know a mom that doesn't like to decorate for the holidays. And this wreath project is pretty darn simple.
And, the best part?--We're giving it away as a free prize!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us which of our bulk craft items you'd like to see us use in a tutorial. We will randomly draw a winner on Thursday, April 19th
, and contact you for your address info.
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You Will Need:
Styrofoam Wreath (this one is from the dollar store)
1 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon
(I didn't measure, but I would guess somewhere around 3-5 yds)
1 1/2" Organza Ribbon
3/8" Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
(again, no measurement, but guessing 3 yds)
Unfinished Flower Heads
(I chose polka dots for this one)
Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)
The amount of ribbon used will also vary depending on the size of wreath you select. Take that into account when placing your ribbon
Begin by hot gluing the end of your 1-1/2" grosgrain ribbon to the wreath at a slight angle. The ribbon wraps better and won't bunch if you angle it slightly. When using hot glue with styrofoam, it is best to put the glue on the ribbon first sparingly, then attach to the wreath.
Begin wrapping your ribbon securing every 4-5 wraps with a dab of hot glue to prevent accidentally unraveling.
Continue to wrap around the entire wreath. Secure with a good dose of hot glue at the end.
Now do the same thing with your 3/8" swiss dots grosgrain ribbon only leave wide gaps between wrapping. This is just an accent. Again, secure with hot glue every couple of wraps and with a good size dollop at the end.
Take some pieces of the 1 1/2" organza and of the 3/8" swiss dots and glue some loops randomly on one side or on the bottom of your wreath (you choose). These don't have to look pretty. You're going to cover most of it up with a flower (or multiple flowers if you like).
Now just glue on your flower (or flowers) and another loop of the organza ribbon at the top for hanging, and voila--a pretty, simple, and inexpensive wreath!
We hope you enjoy this! Let us know if you decide to try this!