Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crafty! Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Way back in June Laurel at Ducks in a Row featured a guest blogger, Kristi, who shared a whole bunch of July 4th/patriotic decorating ideas. I fell in love with the ribbon wreath she did (click the link to Laurel's blog to see my inspiration). I never got around to doing one for July 4th, but the idea stuck in the back of my mind.

While at Wal-mart a few weeks ago - yes, I'm a Wal-mart shopper, but I try to go early in the mornings - you know, with all the old people - before it gets all crazy in the afternoons - but I digress. I was at Wal-mart, and they had all these cute Halloween ribbons! Candy corn! Pumpkins! Spider webs! Happy Halloween! I knew that the time was right for me to give it a go.

One 16" foam wreath from Michaels, 16 spools of different ribbon and a little bit of hot glue later, I now have this to hang in the foyer (it's in the foyer because our little house with no porch faces due east and the blinding sun would fade this baby in 2 days flat - grow, shade tree, grow!)


Most of the ribbon spools were 9 feet long - those I cut into 4 even pieces, they were just the right length - so I guess that makes 2 feet 3 inches for each ribbon length. I used 3 types of wide ribbon, spaced evenly around the wreath and hot glued them in place, as they tended to slide around. This was enough to anchor the rest of the pieces in place.


I think this is the only hand-made Halloween item in my house that was actually hand-made by ME. Yeah! I feel so crafty :)

17 comments:

  1. Okay Martha...I am loving that! What a cute idea. Think I may do that one for Christmas! :)

    ~Amy~

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  2. What a great idea! It's adorable.

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  3. Wow, what an impact! Love it, great job!

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  4. It looks amazing - I'm still waiting for Kristi to make me one! (not really, I'll make my own).

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  5. It looks so cute! You did a GREAT job!!

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  6. I think I MUST make one of these! I love it.

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  7. You are awesome! Seriously, I don't have a crafty bone in my body. Maybe this is something I could try for Christmas??

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  8. That is really cute! I love this idea.

    http://harlemshaterade.blogspot.com

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  9. Jen, that is absolutely adorable!! I may actually try to do this :) Ya know, in all my spare time!

    xoxo ~Lisa

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  10. That wreath is DARLING!!! So cute. I love the colors and the polka dots. Seriously stylish!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  11. I LOVE this idea! Totally going to make one myself. Maybe one for every season. And holiday. And for non-holidays. Because they're SO ADORABLE! :)

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  12. That is so cute, Jen. Okay, you make me one and I'll make you some blocks... : )

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  13. SO CUTE!!!!! You could do this for every season too!!

    I love it!

    ~Becca

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  14. That wreath is adorable!!! I want to make one. Love it!! ♥

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