Monday, November 28, 2011

a red ribbon wreath~

I saw this ribbon wreath in my December 2011 issue of Woman's Day magazine and right away knew I would make one. {Honestly, my pics do not do this wreath justice.} There's just something about the color and texture of this wreath that I find so appealing. It took 8 spools (30 yards) of 1 1/2 " red ribbon - purchased at HL, half price. One round 12" white styrofoam wreath, sharp scissors, and I was good to go. Total cost - right around $20.00. The ribbon pieces were all cut 15" long. Once your ribbon is ready, all you do is tie each piece around the wreath and knot. Scrunch them up so that no white from the wreath shows through. I think one done with green ribbon would be beautiful too.
Hope your holiday week-end was happy. Ours was wonderful. Both boys were home! Son Matthew had to work - he is a new manager at a Sam's Club up north...but he managed to get to grandma's for Thanksgiving dinner. Son Thomas left last night (and texted me at 12:30 AM that he was back "safe & sound") for his college house that he shares w/4 roommates. He'll be home again for Christmas. :)
I'm linking up to chic on a shoestring.
Thanks for stopping by today!
hugs, patti


Rita Barakat said...

That is gorgeous Patti!!! I have not started decorating yet, thanks for the nudge!

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

I love that!! Great job. I like that you stuck with a monochromatic theme-- makes it very dramatic!!

Thanks for stopping by 52mantels and leaving me some comment love. I'm your newest follower. Love your blog!!

laxsupermom said...

Love your ribbon wreath! As an extra bonus, it'll look great in February for Valentine's Day, too. Thanks for sharing.

Aimee said...

This is so beautiful! At first glance, I thought...I could never do that! Your tutorial made it all make sense!! It's so botiquish!! I LOVE it!! I'm your newest follower!!!

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~jan said...

Gorgeous wreath, my friend. Simple and stunning-the best kind of projects!