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11.21.2010

My Christmas Wreath & Ribbon Flowers


Embroidery hoop + Garland + Ribbon = 
My Christmas Wreath!
Total cost = $3.25

I picked up a large embroidery hoop from a thrift store, then wrapped it with an evergreen garland from the Dollar Store.  On top of the green is a roll of a wooden trellis-type "ribbon" from Michaels that's been hanging around my craft supplies just waiting for the right project, followed by 25 cent ribbon from Hancock Fabrics that's looped around the wreath and made into a rose. Isn't she lovely? 
A close up of the Ribbon Rose, 
my first time making one out of wired ribbon.
I kinda got addicted to making more flowers out of wired ribbon.
Directions:
Gently pull out the wire from one edge and gather the ribbon, 
then roll up the ribbon on the gathered side to make the flower.
I dabbed hot glue as I rolled the ribbon in order to secure it along the way.

A loose ruffled edge makes a rose, 
while a more tightly gathered one makes a carnation.
This last one wasn't wired but was a lovely two toned ribbon from Martha Stewart's line.  
made two small rosettes and stacked them up on top of each other...
thinking of turning them into cocktail rings!
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4 comments:

Van said...

Beautiful crafts! :)

No Ordinary Me said...

Those are some pretty roses.

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Beautiful! Love all those flowers, too!

Cheryl said...

That is the best & easiest wreath idea! I just loved these & have featured them at this week's party - be sure to grab a Featured On button & thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!