Craft Wreath

February 11, 2011 at 2:42 am

Curly Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

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February means one thing in the D household…birthday season is upon us!  We have boyz with birthdays in February, March and April.  As Nathan’s birthday is on Tuesday, I wanted a quick and easy way to decorate for the celebration.  I came across this cool idea at the Embellished Bayou.  Off to the dollar store I went.

Supplies:
For this wreath I purchased a wreath form, which thankfully my local dollar store finally had in stock and I bought several of.  I also purchased 12 sets of curled ribbons.

Each carded package has three curled ribbon sets on it.

I chose primary colors, as our household holds only offspring of the male variety, but there were several color schemes from which to choose.  I also purchased a roll of white satin ribbon.  Total cost of supplies was $14.00.

How to:
This is an amazingly simple project.  Just take the ribbon segments and hot glue them onto the wreath!  Evenly space them as to keep the same fullness all around.  Be sure to hold up the wreath form every once in awhile to get an idea what the finished product will look like.  It does not look the same as when it is lying flat on the table, holding it upright gives you a better idea of where you need to add more ribbons.

After you are finished, take your length of ribbon, loop it around the center and hang!

For adding embellishments, I went to my Cricut machine.

After free handing the tag shapes on scrapbook paper I had lying around, I cut the Happy Birthday wording and the age using the Cricut Classic Font cartridge.  The best part about it?  I can change out the tag with the age to whatever one we are celebrating!  Nate turns 5 next week, but in a few weeks when Gabriel’s birthday arrives the wreath will be displaying a 7!

I love how it came out!  I love how festive and fun it is, and I love that I can use this long term for a variety of occasions with just a quick couple of cuts with the Cricut!

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18 Comments

  1. So cute and easy to make! My dollar store never has wreath forms either!

  2. This is so easy. I am going to make this for my daughters 4th birthday, super cute!

  3. Embellished Bayou says:

    Yours turned out so cute! I love the primary colors! I'm so glad I saw your link on Serenity Now's party. Thanks for including the link to my page in your post.

  4. ~The Bargain Babe says:

    Visiting from Serenity Now's blog party.

    This is the cutest wreath! I want to duplicate one for my baby's 1st birthday in his party colors.

    And you are a lucky duck, my dollar store has YET to EVER have the wreath forms. Booo!

  5. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State says:

    That turned out really cute! When I saw hers posted, I wanted to make one, but havent gotten around to it yet!

    Visiting from Serenity Now!

  6. Oh, that is precious!!! Love the primary colors…that could even be fun for a back to school theme. 🙂 I hope you'll consider linking this up to my “I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter” party on the week of the 21st. It's open for any Cricut/Silhouette, etc. projects, tips, and tricks. This is a great one! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. 🙂 Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll come back and visit Serenity Now again soon! 🙂

  7. So cute! My little guy said, “That's so awesome” We'll have to try that one!

  8. This is amazing! Pure Genius!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
    crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

  9. lauren@warmandfuzzy says:

    Visiting here from TT&J Friday linky party. I love love love this wreath. We have a birthday marathon in June and this is a PERFECT idea!! LOve it!

    http://www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

  10. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    I have that wreath from Embellished Bayou in my inspiration file. I've been wanting to make one. Yours turned out SO cute!!!

  11. Love your birthday wreath. It turned out really, really cute!

  12. Such a cute idea! I love that you used the pre-curled ribbon clusters that you can just stick on too. Here I was thinking you curled all of that ribbon when I first saw it and was thinking no-way would I do that, LOL! Great job mama!

  13. This is such a fabulous idea! Thanks for posting! I'm stopping by from Amanda's party!

  14. What a great idea. I am going to have to make one. Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a great idea! I will have to make one of these. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Amanda @ Frills and Frolic says:

    ADORABLE wreath! I found you through tatertots & jello's linky party. I featured your tutorial today on my blog and would love for you to come visit!

    Amanda

    frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

  17. I still think this is such a fun project, and so easy to replicate. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!

  18. Very cute way to make sure that everyone knows it is someone special's birthday!!

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