It feels like forever since I’ve posted–thanks to the other gals for picking up the slack. Our house is officially on the market, and I’ve been spending FAR too much time online looking at houses in Tennessee. If you know the Nashville area, let me know if you prefer Brentwood to Franklin. We’re torn!
The grass is starting to get green and spring is definitely in the air here, but Easter is so late this year that I didn’t want to put my decorations up until the end of March/beginning of April. Still, my door needed something cute and fun to get us in the springtime mood.
I’ve seen similar ribbon wreaths in the stores here for over $100 each. That wasn’t in the budget, and it’s always more fun to make your own. I apologize that I didn’t take lots of pictures along the way, but trust me when I tell you that you don’t need them!
Here’s what you need:
- 6-8 rolls of bright ribbon (the more patterns, the better). Most should be 1-1/2″ width, but I threw in one that was 1″ and one that was 1/2″. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby during the 50% off week.
- grapevine wreath–again, from the craft store when they were 50% off.
- glue gun and glue sticks
- 4-6 faux Gerber daisies–Michael’s had the best colors and they were $1 each; they even have cute polka dot and zebra striped ones.
- initial letter (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
All you do is cut lengths of ribbon and tie them on one side of the grapevine wreath . You can use varying lengths, just be sure that your ends are cut on the diagonal to keep them looking nice. Some of your ribbon might need a bit of glue or fray-check to keep it from unraveling. In hindsight, I probably would have used wire-edged ribbon so I could have made it stand up more. The idea is to tie the ribbon on thickly; I used almost all of the ribbon on this wreath. Keep reading to see what I did with the leftovers!
The letter was white when I bought it, and I put the polka dots on using a Sharpie only because I am all about immediate gratification. One of our local gift shops sells vinyl polka dots for just a few dollars, and I would use those if I had to do it over again. However, I ordered a metal curlz letter from a guy online (I’ll tell you who he is later if I wind up liking his work!), and this is a placeholder until it arrives. Just tie the letter on using a couple of different kinds of ribbon.
Last, when you like how everything else looks, glue gun on several flowers. Obviously you can play around with the number and colors, but I wanted it BRIGHT and from the street, the brighter the better. You want this wreath to POP, after all!
Total cost, under $20, although I did spend another $15 for the curlz B that has yet to arrive. Still WAY better than $100-plus!
Here’s how it looks on my porch. I already have been working the polka-dot theme with my cushions, as you can see.
And here’s what I did with the leftover ribbons and flowers:
I already had the little curlz “B” from Hobby Lobby (they’re about a dollar on sale weeks); I just spray painted it purple and made her wreath the exact same way I did mine. I didn’t have all the colors of ribbon left, but I had enough, and the flowers are bright enough to make up for it. It’s maybe 10″ in diameter.