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Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Here's a beautiful autumn wreath to make to adorn your door, or hang in your window, or on your wall. Such pretty colors and so delicate looking. This was from Styrofoam Crafts. 

This designer has another beautiful wreath that I will put up at another time.  First, lets get crackin' on making this beauty.  Enjoy!

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Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Finished project photo - Halloween Ribbon Wreath
Looking for harvest-season décor you can put up October 1st and keep up through Halloween and Thanksgiving? Look no further - unique sunflower-like effect is gorgeous!
Completion Time - 1 hour
Designer - Kathleen George

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam

Wreath, Round Face, 12" x 2-1/2" x 1"

Other Materials

Foam-safe black spray paint
Black ultra-fine glitter
Pony beads, one package each: black; orange
Ribbon, 1-1/4" wide: black grosgrain, 1 yd.;
sheer orange, gold, black wire-edged, 5 yds. each
Wire or thin black ribbon, 6" length

Tools Needed

Ruler
Wooden skewer
Scissors
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Thick, white craft glue
Optional: Large cardboard box

Instructions


  • 1. If desired, place foam wreath inside large cardboard box
    outdoors or in well-ventilated area. Spray paint wreath black;
    sprinkle with glitter while wet. Let dry completely.
  • 2. Tie grosgrain ribbon into a bow with tails; set aside. Cut
    approximately twenty 4" lengths from each sheer ribbon color;
    cut more as needed to fill out wreath shape.
  • 3. Apply dot of glue to opening of a black pony bead;
    immediately insert one end of a sheer black ribbon length
    through hole until tight. Let dry; trim excess ribbon above
    bead. Repeat to bead all black and gold ribbons black; bead
    all orange ribbons orange. Let dry.
  • 4. Refer to photo to join beaded ribbon lengths to wreath.
    Beginning just inside wreath opening, dot wreath with glue and
    use wooden skewer to push free end of one ribbon length into
    foam. Continue adding ribbons in concentric circles around
    wreath, cutting and beading more ribbons as needed. Offset
    ribbons slightly from circle to circle.
  • 5. Use fingers to bend ribbon lengths toward outside edge of
    wreath as shown. Twist wire ends, or knot thin ribbon ends,
    together to create hanging loop. Glue ends into center top
    back of wreath.

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