Friday, January 13, 2012

Valentine Ribbon Wreath...Day 13

Today was "Lay Me Down to Read" day at Sunshine's school. She always looks forward to this particular day because they read all.day.long. She is a bit of a bookworm :o) During the day, the kids are read to by special guests and they read books of their choice in between readers. Yesterday, I was reminded how different Sunshine's childhood is from mine. As she picked out her books to take to school, she said, "You know, we don't have to bring regular ole' books. We can bring an ipod, ipad, kindle or nook if we want." Ha! In addition to their favorite books, they also get to bring a sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, books and most importantly (and the reason Sunshine LOVES this day) they get to wear their pajamas to school! You know that girl is ALL about COMFORT!

Sweet Girl!
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This afternoon, Little Pumpkin and I finished up our project from yesterday.

A Valentine Ribbon Wreath for the front door!
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If you are looking for a festive Valentine wreath, this is a FUN, easy (but time consuming) option :o) Here is how I made mine...

My wreath is 12 inches. Michael's is having a special this week, buy two rolls of ribbon, get one free. Surprisingly, Hobby Lobby did not have their ribbon 50% this week...I thought they ALWAYS had their ribbon on sale.
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The first step is to cut your ribbon in strips. Mine are 4.5 inches long.
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Little Pumpkin adored this step. Lots of opportunties to sort and organize!
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Next, fold your strips in half and sew together the ends...leave about 1/4 inch allowance on the end.
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If you don't sew, I suppose you could use hot glue for this step.

When you get done, you will have a nice, long string of ribbon :o)
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Actually, lots and lots of nice, long strings :o)
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Next, cut the thread connecting each loop together...
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Next, wrap your wreath in ribbon...I just used leftover ribbon I had in my stash...hence, the mismatch.
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Now comes the fun part! Putting your wreath together! Fold the ends of your loop apart and apply hot glue...
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Then apply the loop to your wreath...repeat a thousand times :o) Ha!
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I didn't want a perfect, symmetrical look so I alternated the direction of my loops...an organized chaos.
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I love how festive (and happy) it turned out!
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Only 34 more days until Valentine's Day!!!
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3 comments:

The Suri Story said...

Love the wreath! So festive and happy! I LOVE Valentines Day and might have to try making this wreath to get the festivities going!

The Garners said...

The wreath is adorable!

Renee said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!