For the month of March I decided to participate in a blogging craft challenge along with a group of fabulously creative bloggers. I hope you will visit their sites and maybe even find a couple new people to follow!
Our assignment was to create a craft using items from a dollar store.
The first time I went to the store and looked around, I came out empty handed. I was trying to come up with an original craft, and my creative juices just weren’t flowing that day.
When I went shopping the second time, I left with two wire wreaths, three rolls of burlap ribbon, and one roll of pink ribbon. I had an idea for my project, but of course I had to experiment.
There are a lot of beautiful poufy burlap wreath tutorials in googleville, but the ribbon I purchased didn’t seem wide enough for that style of wreath. I decided to wrap the ribbon around the wreath so that the wreath was entirely covered with burlap ribbon. I used approximately one-and-a-half rolls of burlap ribbon to cover the wreath and added hot glue in a couple places to secure the ribbon. As I wrapped the ribbon, I overlapped it slightly with each wrap.
Once the burlap was in place, I wrapped the pink ribbon in the same fashion but left wider gaps so the burlap was visible. The nice thing about using a wire wreath is that it lays flush against a door due to the back of the wreath being flat. This is a plus for anyone who may have a storm door covering an outside door.
Next, I used scrap fabric that I already owned to make fabric rosettes. I made lots of wreaths with rosettes several years ago, but most of my crafts these days are little people crafts with markers, crayons, and construction paper. Thankfully, rosettes are really easy to make, but they are a little time consuming. You can watch the video tutorial below to see how I made the rosettes.
I wasn’t sure how many rosettes I would need, so I made a couple different sizes and then positioned them accordingly. For the largest rosette, I used a fabric strip that was about one-and-a-half yards long and one to two inches wide. The other rosettes were made with fabric strips that were various sizes…approximately one foot, one yard, etc. I didn’t measure them and just guesstimated.
The last step was to figure out how to hang the wreath. I looped ribbon through the center of the wreath and tied a small bow at the top, but it didn’t hang the way I expected, so I snipped the ribbon and ended up using hot glue to attach it to the back of the wreath.
The best thing about this wreath is the affordability of it. I already had plenty of little fabric scraps and hot glue leftover from past craft projects, and the wire wreath and ribbon cost under five dollars!
This pretty in pink afternoon project is easy on your purse!
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Materials for Pretty in Pink Dollar Store Wreath
1 wire wreath
2 rolls burlap ribbon 1 ½ in. x 12 ft.
1 roll grosgrain ribbon 5/8 in. x 15 ft.
fabric strips of various sizes
You may also enjoy my tutorial for making a message board. If you have any spring birthdays coming up, a message board is a great place to organize all those pretty birthday cards!