Hello All! Welcome to Day 4 of the Riley & Company New Release for August 2017. I’ve got two more posts this week and I’ve saved the best for last!
Check out this cool wreath!
I have never made a wreath before. All it took was three simple supplies – a foam wreath frame, ribbon (two colors) and pins. I used “tidy pins” from Micheals and needed two boxes of them.
To make this, I first wound the orange ribbon around the frame, securing it at start and end (and two spots along the way) with the pins.
Next, I started looping the ribbon around the frame, securing each loop. When I got back to the top, I cut the ribbon and started again, inside the first loop.
The outer layer I puzzled over. I tried the same technique, but found my loops were lining up too closely and it didn’t look right. I ended up cutting eight inch lengths, making a “bow” and securing the bow individually. This allowed me to place the bow loops exactly where I wanted them in relation to my first layer of loops. Make sense? It’s hard to explain!
Once the orange was done, I used two lengths of the green ribbon to make my bow and make the hanger/trailing leaves of the bow. A glue gun allowed me to shape it how I wanted and position it at the top of my wreath.
Use any color ribbon and you have a wreath for any season! I finished mine off with the new “Advice from a Pumpkin” sentiment. LOOOOOVEEE THIS!! Perfect for these kinds of projects!
I stamped it on black chip board and cut four pieces to make my frame. Covered them with matching paper and glued them to the outside of my sentiment. Then, I used the glue gun to add the three leaves and attach the frame to the wreath. You want to play with the positioning a bit and make sure it’s firm. Otherwise, you might cause your loops to droop, making the sentiment sage and leaving gaps in your ribbon wreath.
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See you tomorrow with my box mini album and a whole lot of Dress Up Riley fun!!