My aunt is opening a sandwich shop this month in Lexington, KY specializing in my father-in-laws Kentucky famous beer cheese, Larry Mac's Beer Cheese Spreads. So in honor of her shop opening, I made her a wreath with the Larry Mac's signature colors.
Every Christmas I try to make something with polka dots for my sister-in-law. She is a huge fan of the dots!!! So this past year I made my first ribbon wreath for Sissy!
- Wire wreath form - For the above wreaths, I used a 7.5 inch wreath form from Hobby Lobby that has 4 graduated wire rings (see the pictures below).
- 6-8 rolls of ribbon in 5/8inch to 7/8inch wide by 15feet long (I had a bit leftover when I used 8 rolls, but I wanted the color variety).
I choose ribbon with coordinating colors, usually one bold pattern or theme and then colors to match. I cut one roll of each ribbon and have it laid out to start the project. I usually cut the lengths about 6inches on the diagonal to get a nice texture. **Always use sharp scissors or the ribbon will tear. Beginning with the inner most ring, tie each ribbon on but do not knot them. Once you fill in a ring you can turn and fluff the ribbons to face outward. After completing the entire wreath go back and make sure your ties are tight. Knot a long length of ribbon to hang the wreath if you want.
Many thanks to the Goin' Over the Edge Crafting website where I got my ideas. This lady has some wonderful ideas to use the Stampin' Up! brand papers, ribbons & materials.