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Ribbon Halloween Wreath

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in crafts, Halloween, wreaths | 5 comments

I might have mentioned this before…I have 3 girls.

Daisy, Anna Belle and Lila Mae.

And, when these 3 girls were little girls,

I dressed them all alike.

Much to my husbands dismay…I bought 3 of everything…with matching hairbows. 🙂

Until one day, Daisy {at the ripe old age of 6} looked down at her clothes and asked me why she was wearing baby clothes.  To which I responded, “Those aren’t baby clothes.”  To which she responded, “Yes they are. Lila Mae is a baby and she is wearing the same thing.”

Daisy was a clever girl.

And, my gig was up.

From there on out, matching outfits were only saved for “special occasions”…

…and yes, I was pretty loose with my interpretation of “special occasions.”

I miss the days of ribbons and hairbows.

I still LOVE ribbon.

So, now that I don’t adorn my girls with ribbon,

I’ll load my front door up with the ribbon cuteness!

Here is how to make a Ribbon Halloween Wreath:

How to Make a Halloween Wreath @ DaisyMaeBelle

ribbon wreath form

I started with a basic wire wreath form.

I used ribbon from my collection.

About 5 rolls in all.

I found that wired ribbon worked the best.

I used the same method I use to make a burlap wreath.

***You can see how to make it here.***

Ribbon Wreath

You can see I used an assortment of ribbon.

A little bit of burlap,

wired and grosgrain.

There was no rhyme or reason.

Halloween Wreath Supplies

At this point, I felt like it needed more.

So, I gathered some black pipe cleaners

a pencil

and pom poms.

How to make a Halloween Wreath

I added the pipe cleaners to the form.

How to make a Halloween Wreath

Wrapped the pipe cleaner around the pencil to make it curly.

How to make a ribbon wreath

And, hot glued pom poms to the end of the pipe cleaners.

How to make a wreath out of ribbon

The perfect addition to my Happy Halloween front porch. 🙂

And, my girls are so happy that they don’t have to wear those bows anymore!

Life to the full!

Melissa

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5 Comments

  1. Very inventive and colorful! And I’m sure your girls are glad it’s on the door, where it can greet guests.
    Brenda

  2. Your Halloween decor is adorable!! I saw your home for the first time yesterday at Debbie Doos. It’s lovely! I especially like all your vignettes – they are my favorite thing about decorating. Wonderful work!

  3. I used to dress my kids alike, too. It was fun while it lasted! My daughter does the same with her 3 girls for special occasions. Love the ribbon wreath- it is SOOO cute! xo Diana

  4. How fun is this. I love all of your ribbons. Hugs, Marty

  5. I had made these ribbon wreaths about 25 years ago using a straw wreath form, florist picks (with the wire on them) and the ribbon in strips about 5 inches long. You fold over the ribbon, wrap the wire on the florist pick around the folded over ribbon and stick it in randomly in the straw wreath. Comes out beautiful also. Just thought I’d pass this along.
    Kathy

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