Two crafts, two weeks in a row, look at me! Sorry but I just can't help myself, and I'm still in the process of making the apartment pretty. Probably will keep going on for a few more weeks.
I have been itching to make a wreath but had no idea how to do it. I'm a visual learner and can't work off of just words. So I thought I would visually show how to make the one I chose, to help those out :). Especially with the type of wreath that I bought from Michael's, a lot of people use those wire ones but I couldn't find a tutorial on the type that I bought. Next one I make, and there will be a next, I'll be getting that fancy wire wreath that every tutorial uses.
Anyways! Here you go, my own Alabama burlap wreath.
- 4in wide Celebrate It Occasions Red burlap ribbon
- 2 rolls of 4in wide Celebrate It Occasions Tan burlap ribbon
- Houndstooth ribbon (I bought it in Alabama, because I figured there would be a surplus there)
- Black wooden letter "A"
- Wire wreath (commons attached with pipe cleaners)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Make a loop at the bottom and feed the ribbon through the wire to make another loop. Do this about 2 or 3 times until the section between wires are full.
This is the bottom wire filled all the way around. I ended up using the full roll of one of the tan burlap. I had one section on the bottom wire leftover and started with the second tan burlap roll and transferred it up to the top wire.
I ran out of the second roll so I had that huge space you see up above. So at that point I needed to have a huge bow on top of it to cover it up. I also wrapped some of the houndstooth ribbon around it so it would attach better.
For the red burlap ribbon, I used the pipe cleaners to attach them. I made them nice and poofy to give it some more volume.
Ain't the bow pretty? Sorry I didn't really do a how-to on how to do that. Kinda hard to do when you need both hands. With a little assistance of some hot glue, there you go.