So, I wanted to get something cool for mom's birthday this year, but she's hard to shop for. Mom likes things that are practical (so do I), so I didn't want to get her something just to get her something. And I didn't want to spend a ton of money, well, because I can't, and she's OK with that. So I decided to get crafty. And I'm SO glad I did!
Mom decorated her home in pretty blues and chocolate browns, so I used those colors as my basis for this project. I saw something similar to this on The Polka Dot Market's site and thought, "I could make that!" Well, guess what? I did! I had to give it to mom early for several reasons, and she loves it, so now I get to share - here it is:
I picked out A LOT of really beautiful grosgrain ribbon - 40 yards or so - in the color scheme that I chose for this project:
I also bought 3 yards of thick satin ribbon that I used to wrap the wreath. I knew I didn't have to cover every inch, because I would be covering it in loops of the grosgrain ribbon. Here's what that looked like:
Then, I started with one pattern at a time, cut 3" strips, made a loop and used a straight pin to attach it to the wreath. I did 20 or so strips of each pattern, randomly placing each strip on the wreath....
Then, voila! It began to take shape! I used a long strip of one pattern of ribbon to attach a loop to the back for hanging the wreath. I'm so happy with how it turned out! What do you think???