Recently I made this homemade initial wreath and I have had so many compliments from everyone that comes over to my house. The flowers are changeable so this can be left on my door year round and I can change the flowers to fit the season. This is such an inexpensive project that looks like it cost a lot!
To make this wreath, you will need:
- Vine wreath
- Burlap Ribbon (or regular burlap that you will want to cut to 8″ wide strips or so)
- Initial letter
- Artificial flowers (yes, the flowers in this picture are different from the ones in the first picture of the wreath on the door. I had already changed the flowers out when I took the second picture)
- 2 pipe cleaners
1. Cut desired length of burlap ribbon and fold half of it a little past the center, and then fold the other half on top of it so it overlaps some. The length you cut depends on how big you want the bow to be. Using your fingers, squish the top and bottom of the bow together so it looks like the 2nd picture above.
2. Using one of the pipe cleaners, wrap it around the squished part and twist the pipe cleaner together tightly. Don’t worry that the pipe cleaner is showing. We will fix that in the next step.
3. Cut another piece of burlap ribbon the desired length of tails for your bow. You will need to fold the ribbon in half at the top because you are going to be wrapping this around the other part of your bow. So when you are cutting the tail for your bow, make sure you cut it twice as long as you need it. Wrap this piece around the first part of your bow, making sure to go between the pipe cleaners. Then tie this in a knot (as shown in the picture on the right). (For some reason, I didn’t notice that the pipe cleaners aren’t showing in this picture, but one side is sticking out on the left and one side is sticking out on the right. It is hidden by the tails of the bow in this picture.) Attach the bow to the top of your wreath using the pipe cleaner.
4. Slip the stem of the flowers through the wreath and fold it over, tucking the ends into the back of the wreath. I didn’t do anything other than tuck them so I can easily remove them and change the flowers.
5. Put a staple, nail, tack, etc. into the back of your initial and wrap your other pipe cleaner around it. Then slip the pipe cleaner with your initial attached through the wreath and wrap it around to attach.
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