In the winter/early spring months I try to reserve Friday afternoons for doing something crafty. Since it’s a beautiful, sunny day today, I decided to create a wreath welcoming spring. I wonder if that will hurry it along?
I bought some burlap ribbon in a gorgeous green, a satin ribbon with a floral pattern, an 18″ wire wreath frame and some pretty flowers in pinks. This is my first attempt at making a wreath with burlap ribbon and after watching a few YouTube videos, I felt confident enough to get to work. Oh, but they make it look easy! It took me about an hour and several tries to get the ribbon to do what I wanted it to do, but once I got the hang of it it went pretty smoothly. In between frustrated attempts, inspiration struck.
I grabbed a chalkboard sign I had on hand and some chalk. I had picked up, The Big Awesome Book of Hand and Chalk Lettering by Dina Rodriquez at the library a few nights ago and leafed through until I found lettering I liked. Then I got to work. I really enjoyed this part of the project!
Once the sign was complete, I got back to making the wreath. It’s amazing how quickly it went after stepping away for awhile. Once the ribbon was attached, I added a few flowers and Voilà! I have a beautiful spring wreath to hang in my back entry way.
It didn’t come out as full as I’d have liked, but I realized I bought only two inch ribbon. Next time I’ll try making one with three to four inch burlap ribbon.
And as an added bonus I had enough flowers left over to fill this pretty little vase I bought from the thrift store this morning. I set it atop a pretty pink weigh scale I bought a while back.
Until next time . . .