August 1, 2010

A Sunshine Yellow Ribbon

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
I have been collecting white flowers for some time now
and finally had enough to make a front door wreath.

First I went to the garage to get this.
The plan was to make the mess on the picnic table
and keep it outside.


Then I got all this out.
I started with the beige flowers but decided
I wanted white. . .all white.
I have a really dark front door.
White shows up great.
I hot glued moss to a 25 cent wreath I got
at a yardsale.
Then I just put glue on the ends of the stems
and stick them into the wreath.

All of these flowers were purchased at the Dollar Store.
So was the ivy and the moss.
The ribbon was $1 for 3 yards at AC Moore.
The whole wreath might have cost me $10!


I make my bows a little differently.
Sorry no pictures, its kind of hard to take pictures and
make the bow at the same time.
I cut about 12-14" of ribbon and double it up.
About 2" from the folded end twist a 12" wire
around the doubled ribbon and puff it up.
This is your center.
Let the tails fall down and trim them at an angle
when you wire the bow to the wreath.
Then I fold the rest of the 3 yards back and forth
to make the rest of the bow.
Take your center with the wire and wire this into
the center of the bow and twist the back.
Now you have a bow with a wire to wire to your wreath.



Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.
Please take a minute to visit my New eBay Shop:

www.PleasantValleyAntiques.com

You may see something you like!
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm so glad you took the time.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

11 comments:

sissie said...

Your wreath is so lovely and welcoming on your front door.

hugs
Sissie

Carolyn said...

Your wreath turned out lovely!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog- the color of the wicker chairs is Pistachio Green.a spray paint.

Take care,
Carolyn

Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

This is inspiring me to make a wreath! I just have to finish a few other projects first ;)

meemsnyc said...

What a great wreath!!

Patti said...

Lovely wreath...so cheery!

Sandra said...

Girl, as they say around here...ya done good!

Teri said...

Hi Ahrisha,

First, I have to tell you how beautiful and fresh your wreath is! You've got such an eye for placement of the flowers. Something I do not have! Great Job!

Second, I finally posted intructions on the Brushed Pearl Finish. I'm not sure if you can use it on semi-gloss or not. Maybe the paint associate at Lowe's would be of help to you? Let me know if you do your ceiling.

Big Hugs,
Teri

Atelier de Charo said...

I love your cute wreath!

Hugs
Charo

Atticmag said...

Such a pretty wreath and I appreciate you stopping by to see us. Jane F.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Very pretty, Ahrisha! Love all the white!

And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment! It's always so much fun to make a new friend!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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