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 :)
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