Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Wreath

I made a Halloween Wreath this week.  I used a styrofoam wreath, black paint and tons of ribbon. I have a lot of ribbon laying around. I kinda have a "problem" with ribbon. Especially grosgrain...I love it!

First, I bought a 10 inch styrofoam wreath at the dollar store and painted it black (I've seen these same hard styrofoam wreaths at the craft store for $5.  I only paid ONE dollar for mine at The Dollar Tree).

Do you like my fancy dancy paper plate palette?


Wreath during painting process.

Next I cut 14 inch long sections of ribbon:



Then I started tying the ribbon on using a double knot. 



I alternated the ribbon colors, making a pattern. You just tie and tie and TIE ribbon all the way around.  When that was done, I cut all the ribbon ends in a slant:




To prevent the ribbons from fraying, I "heat sealed" the ends.  This was just a matter of taking a lighter and getting the flame almost touching the ribbon end...only do this for 1 or 2 seconds.  BE CAREFUL, I managed to burn only one finger.  Bonus!

Then I hung one long ribbon to the top and took a pic:




I wasn't totally loving it, so I added a little wooden sign that I have had for years.

Here she is!!




The photos really don't do it justice. It's super cute in person.  I think I will hang it on my front door!

I might still do some adjusting to it.  I think that I might add a few more swiss dot black ribbon pieces...that is, if I can find it!  I could only do the lower half of the wreath because I ran out and I can't find it at the fabric store.  I haven't checked Michael's yet...hope they have some.  OR, I will just take the 7 strips that are on there already, and rearrange them to be more spaced out??!  Well, not tonight. Im all tuckered out!

Have a great day!

4 comments:

Bev @ The 3 Cutters said...

Another great craft! It must be spectacular in person because it is super cute in the pic.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

That looks so cute! Love it!
Anne

Chantel said...

That is awesome. I love the boo sign on it! I was thinking of doing homemade gifts for Christmas this year, and I bet my grandma would just LOVE something like this for her front door. I can make one in Christmas colors, right? I don't think I'd mess it up too bad..And if I do, I can tell her the kids made it..lol..

Tracie said...

It looks super cute to me!! If you are anything like me you will go pick up some more ribbon....and still rearrange all of it after you are done! :-)

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