Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween {Ribbon} Wreath & update on the frame!

Still gearing up to get all my Halloween decorations out of the garage this weekend so I wanted to go ahead and try a couple Halloween crafts that I've found out there in Blogland recently.
First up is this ultra cute Halloween wreath made out of ribbon loops. You can check out the tutorial at Tatertots and Jello (love that name!). I didn't do the numbers on the wreath b/c I like things pretty plain but I still think it came out super cute. I was a little nervous to try it but my sister went ahead and made one so of course I have to make one, too! What else would a good sister do? The instructions kinda had me thinking I would need a TON of ribbon, but in reality you only need 3 yards of each ribbon. Also, another tip I would give is to make sure you buy enough thicker ribbon (7/8 & 1 inch or more) so that you aren't filling in SO many holes with your thinner ribbon. SOOOO, here are the results!



What do you think?
I think my favorite part was sewing all the loops together. Once I was done, I really didn't want to cut them apart because they were so {stinking} cute, so I had to at least take some pictures first!

my neighbors probably think I am nuts

Project supplies & totals:
straw wreath ($2.99- Michael's)
base ribbon
loop ribbons
sewing machine & thread (any color, you can't see it)
hot glue gun
blisters - free with purchase of hot glue gun


lots o ribbon

And now for the picture frame update...
So I decided (came to terms with) the frame how it was and decided to put a couple coats of sealer on top to make sure nothing was going anywhere. Weeelllllll....the morning after I sealed the frame I went to go put the photo back in and all the vinyl had started peeling up!!! I guess it was a sign from the crafting gods that the frame sucked, so I peeled off all the letters and started again, this time using a different vinyl. All I had was white, but I think it looks nice, not as sweet as the pink, but whatever! Now it's all centered and this vinyl I used was 10 times easier to apply. So I guess even {kinda} crafty things happen for a reason!


8 comments:

  1. LOL, I love your note about the neighbors. It turned out adorable thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much for pricing this all out and your more specific info! I'm dying to try this project but didn't want to spend a ton of money. :)

    Your wreath turned out very cute! And thanks for the picture of the ribbons all sewn together! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. How did u connect your ribbon that hangs the wreath to the wreath and then to the door? Do you just tie a water knot on top?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am currently working on my own wreath. Like many I have seen, I am only covering the front with ribbon!
    HOWEVER....when I hot glue all the ribbons on, I find that the ends of the ribbons on the outside and inside edges of the wreath look a little jagged and messy. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it the messiness has been bothering me!!
    How do you keep that part neat and clean

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am currently working on my own wreath. Like many I have seen, I am only covering the front with ribbon!
    HOWEVER....when I hot glue all the ribbons on, I find that the ends of the ribbons on the outside and inside edges of the wreath look a little jagged and messy. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it the messiness has been bothering me!!
    How do you keep that part neat and clean

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am currently working on my own wreath. Like many I have seen, I am only covering the front with ribbon!
    HOWEVER....when I hot glue all the ribbons on, I find that the ends of the ribbons on the outside and inside edges of the wreath look a little jagged and messy. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it the messiness has been bothering me!!
    How do you keep that part neat and clean

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am currently working on my own wreath. Like many I have seen, I am only covering the front with ribbon!
    HOWEVER....when I hot glue all the ribbons on, I find that the ends of the ribbons on the outside and inside edges of the wreath look a little jagged and messy. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it the messiness has been bothering me!!
    How do you keep that part neat and clean

    ReplyDelete

Comments {kinda} make my day!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips