Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RWOP: I wreath I can, I wreath I can

My Real Women of Pinterest offering for today is a bit weak, but you can't win them all!

Excepting the company of a spider web from Walgreens back in October, our front door has been pretty lonely since we moved in. We needed a wreath. Now, I would very much like to order a wreath from the Williams Sonoma catalog, but I can't justify that purchase at this time ... or possibly ever.

Enter Pinterest. I saw a tutorial on making a wreath from strips of fabric. Unable to locate the big bag of fabric I absolutely could not get rid of before the move, I decided I would use a similar technique using some ribbon I did know where to find.

I didn't photograph my process, but here it is:

1. Find an inexpensive and not-too-thick wreath. I found an off-white grapevine-esque wreath at Dollar Tree.

2. Choose some lovely ribbon. I chose a wide, wire-rimmed ribbon that I purchased at Costco (personally think their huge rolls of ribbon there are a good value).

3. Cut pieces of ribbon long enough to tie around the wreath and knot. Do this a bunch of times until the wreath is covered.

4. Fluff and arrange the ribbons as you wish.

I wasn't sure about the project as I was doing it so I think that uncertainty subconsciously made me stingy with the ribbon. I probably should add more, but I think it's okay as it is. Not the most beautiful wreath ever, but I'm not embarrassed to have it keep my door company.

If you've done some Pinteresting or Pinterest-esque stuff of late, please link your posts below! Don't have a blog? Feel free to email me with pictures of your projects so I can share: mep AT nottobrag DOT net.

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Stacia said...

Hey, was that the same wreath tutorial I used? Yours looks fabulous. I love the colors! And I'm totally jealous of you and your bulk Costco ribbon. =>

Tricia said...

I think it turned out great!!

E... said...

Love it! I think it looks great.
I have a Pinterest post set to go tomorrow. I have no idea why not today. I cannot keep track of the days this week. Help.
Your Dollar Tree must be better than mine. I was there today and found nothing good to help me with my Pinteresting ways. Still spent 50 bucks on stocking stuffers and wrapping paper, though.

Anonymous said...

I really like the wreath. Another excellent Pinterest creation! I'm jealous of your Costco - we have nothing like that around here. Just Wal-Mart and a Dollar Tree.

I finally got my post done. See the post for the details on the lack of batteries for taking pictures of my awesome creations hahaha.

Now I have to find a project for next week!

Steph said...

Very cool!

Mandi said...

Awesome job on the wreath, I think it looks great! May have to pin that myself....!

Anonymous said...

I really like it!!

CaraBee said...

I love wreaths. As evidenced by my Pinterest board "Wreaths". I also love ribbon. Weird maybe, but honest to goodness, the ribbon aisle at the craft store makes me giddy. Maybe I'll make a small ribbon wreath to hang over the big mirror in the dining room. Hmm. Wheels are turning...

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