I guess I love wreaths because that seems to be all I have been making lately. With Easter coming I thought it would be appropriate to make a wreath to go along with my topiary I made. You can find my post on the topiary here. By the way my pictures stink. I so need to learn how to use my fancy camera. At least the final picture with my iphone turned out fabulous! Now to the tutorial:
Items you’ll need:
- Wire hanger turned into a circle. My hubby cut the handle off (FREE)
- 8 different ribbons-I used 35 pieces of each about 7″ long. ($20.00 for ribbon)
- 1 color of tulle-cut into a 5″ rectangle ($2.99 at Michael’s)
- Easter eggs on wire I got at Michael’s ($8.00 for all)
- Wooden Initial (Reused from my Valentine’s wreath-Michael’s $2.99)
- Mod Podge
I laid out my ribbons in the pattern I wanted. In my last ribbon I didn’t have enough for each so I alternated with the polka dot, pink glitter and then purple glitter. Once I got halfway through I realized I wanted a little tulle so I cut a tiny 4-5″ rectangle and put the blue tulle between the plaid ribbon and pink ribbon. I already had the plaid ribbon from Costco. I got the plain organza ribbon from Hobby Lobby for $2.50 during their 50% off ribbon sale. The polka dot and glitter ribbons were from Michael’s and they were on sale as well.
I started tying the ribbon and tulle on the wire hanger in a single knot following the pattern.
Keep tying until you fill your hanger. You think you’r done tying and your not. Use your muscles and push the ribbon together on each side of the wreath. Look at the picture below. Wow, you have a lot more ribbon to add now!
You want to make it full and pretty
Here it is all full and fluffy Now you will take your wooden E and mod podge and glitter it to your liking. Add your eggs by placing them where you want, wrap the wire around the wreath and tuck in between the ribbons. Trim off the excess wire.
And now the final product:
I hung my glitter initial with the tulle I had. Easy peasy. It does take a while to make this wreath I got my boy to help me cut ribbon and tulle and I tied while watching a show. I love how this turned out. As my Kindergartner would say. That looks fancy Mom! Much much cheaper than buying a pre-made one this nice in the store
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