I’ve been wanting to make a wreath for our front door, a wreath that would beckon and “say” … “Welcome to summer days at the Lake!” I was delighted when I saw this rustic looking ribbon covered with fishing terms in bold fonts! The “discovery” of this fishing ribbon was just the theme I was hoping for! I needed at least 2 other coordinating ribbons and I found a spool of sage green ribbon, a spool of beige colored mesh and some rope cording that looked perfect for my fishing theme. I was ready to begin making my wreath.
Here are the supplies needed for making your DIY wreath:
- straw wreath form
- floral pins
- ribbons – at least 3 different colors or widths
- wooden fish and bobber or other decoration
(Note: Be sure to leave the clear plastic covering on your straw wreath to keep your wreath intact and your straw from shedding all over your floor!)
Instructions: (see pictures above)
- Measure a length of ribbon approximately 17″ long and cut. (Note: When you cut your ribbon, make a “pretty” diagonal cut since this will be the “tail” of your bow!)
- Grasp the cut length of ribbon in the middle and put your thumb on the center of the ribbon.
- Make a loop on each side of the center point (where you are holding the ribbon) These loops are the 2 loops your bow. Grasp where the 2 loops cross over each other, in the center.
- Bunch the center of the ribbon together and place a floral pin over the “bunched” ribbon and push the “bow” into the straw form, pushing the floral pin all the way down. (Note: the “tails” of your bow add fullness to your wreath!)
- Make your next bow, repeating the same steps but alternating the colors of the ribbon you are using.
- To make your wreath fuller, place your next bow so one side of the loop goes between the “tails” of the previous bow, then pin. Switch the direction of your bow each time before pinning.
- When your wreath is covered with bows, go back and fill in the sides and center where you see any gaps.
I added the “rope cording” after my wreath was completed and floral pinned just a loose coil of cord in segments around the entire wreath. Final touch … I added a piece of “jewelry” a little wooden fish and bobber that dangled from a piece of twine. I floral pinned them near the top of the wreath so the decoration would hang down in the center of my wreath.
“Welcome to the Lake!”
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Wishing you the best of summer’s!
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda
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