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Sunday, March 7, 2010

DIY Curly Ribbon Wreath

I posted a little tease about this project a couple weeks ago.  It’s just another shameless rip-off of something I saw in one of my favorite local stores.  I knew it was something I could make myself for less money.  Here is the store’s version, retailing for $25.00:

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Upon further inspection, I could see that this decoration was just a simple styrofoam wreath embellished with curly ribbon that had been stapled on. 0225101344-00 So I made a trip to Dollar Tree and Michael’s and came up with my own version for about $10.00:

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While my version is not quite as large and full, I think it’s still pretty cute!  Perfect for Easter or a birthday celebration!

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Here’s how I did it.  I started with an extruded wreath I bought at Michael’s with a coupon, so I think it was less than $2.00.  If you’re lucky, your dollar store might have these, but mine didn’t. IMG_0253

I spray painted the wreath pink in case any of the it showed through the ribbons and because I would be hanging it on a glass door and the back would be visible.  I bought seven 3-packs of curly ribbon bows at the dollar store.  You’ll also need a staple gun and/or hot glue gun. IMG_0254

Simply staple one bow on the wreath in the middle of the ribbon. IMG_0255

Layer on another bow, criss-crossing it on top of the first one: IMG_0256

Keep doing this all the way around the wreath, pressing in the staples where needed.  Now, I found that the staples wouldn’t stay in, so I secured the ribbon with hot glue.  Depending on what kind of styrofoam wreath you have and how long your staples are, you may or may not need to do this.

Fluff the ribbons and you’re done!  IMG_0258I hung mine from a coordinating satin ribbon.  Do you think it’s still missing a little something?

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Ah, yes, a little bunny,some pretty eggs, and a handpainted Happy Easter sign!IMG_0398IMG_0378Or maybe you have another special occasion coming up (like a certain someone who writes this blog):  IMG_0279IMG_0280 IMG_0281

Of course you can use any color ribbons you want.  A more pastel version would be precious for a baby shower/new baby and a red, green and gold combo would be perfect for Christmas.  So easy, festive and unique!

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76 comments:

  1. Ooooooh, this is SO fun!! I LOVE it, in all it's pink & curly glory!! Great, now I NEED a "birthday" wreath! heh

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  2. WOW....I can do this....can't wait to get to town and try...Thanks so much, it is darling.
    Have a great Monday.

    Barbara

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  3. This is really pretty, Christy! Love it for Easter or a birthday celebration!

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  4. Really fun. It looks so easy to do, I'll have to try this as soon as I can get the supplies. Thank you for the idea.

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  5. That is really very cute!! And i love the little signs. So fun!

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  6. That is so cute! I'm going to have to try one!

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  7. I actually like your version much better!

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  8. That would be so super cute for a bday party!!

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  9. Adorable, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love this! It makes me happy!

    Rhonda

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  11. That is very Easter-y looking! You must have a lot of patience, it looks great!

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  12. I like your wreath better than the store-bought version. Love your chosen colors too. Joni

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  13. I wasn't on board with the store wreath, but I really like your take on it.

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  14. Yours looked much better! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I agree! Yours looked way better. This is really a nice idea for Easter. I'm thinking of different color combination now. Thank so much for this idea.

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  16. that's alot of curly ribbon... at first I thought you used the scissor method to curl then realized you bought them finished.... I love it!
    sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love it! I think even I could make this wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love that....what a great idea!!

    Suzanne

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  19. Love it...I'll certainly remember that for the next family birthday. :)

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  20. Yours is so much better - the original is too big and looked like there was an animal in there :P

    I like your colors a lot more too

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  21. I love bright colours - you wreath is really fun and funky. Great recreation. No, actually - it is much BETTER than the original, I think!

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  22. Love that!

    Hey, just wanted to let you know I've nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award. Check out my post here: http://reefbotanicals.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html for details. :D

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  23. That is a fun and festive wreath! Great idea!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  24. Love it! Can't wait to make one. TFS!

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  25. I love your version- it's GORGEOUS! What a fun, fun, fun idea! I'll be linking to this.

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  26. WOW! I actually like your better:) I love the colors and REALLY love it with the bunny! Too Darling! Thanks for sharing:)

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  27. Dang, you are fast! I barely got that link party up.

    This is so much fun! I love the colors, and how full it is! Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! so easy and colorful! I'd love to feature it on my blog, with your permission.

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  29. Very mardi gras and easter. Using pre curled ribbon was a clever shortcut. I love it.
    Kathy

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  30. I don't have a 'party' for you to link up with, but I will be featuring this on my blog this weekend.

    It would be perfect for a birthday party!

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  31. Yours is much cuter than the store version! Love it.

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  32. WOW! I love it. It looks fab. You did a great job for about 1/2 the price...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

    Lori

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  33. OMG, my kids' birthdays cannot come quickly enough so I can make this adorable wreath! Thanks for the great idea! :)

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  34. Oh, this is just too cute!! I like yours much better! Perfect for Easter or a BD party. I like how you stuck in the little BD horn thingies. lol! I can't think of what you call them.

    Debbie

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  35. This is cute!
    Would be great for Easter, too!
    Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  36. Great job!!! So creative and festive! I am your newest follower!
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/

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  37. I'm not just saying this to make you smile, but yours is better! I love it!

    ~Kim

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  38. What a wonderful Idea!!! I LOVE to decorate for any and all Holidays..this would be a great wreath to do and then change the add-ons for the Chazman's room. Thank you for the inspiration!!

    Hugs,
    Rego

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  39. Christy that's so happy looking! Curly ribbon is one of my favorite things in the world, too. :)

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  40. That is SO cute! So so so so so cute! I am going to say it again because it is so CUTE!!

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  41. Wow, it is sooo much fun and so festive. I was afraid you had sat there and curled it all yourself. It would be a great b-day party door wreath.

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  42. So festive and colorful, you cannot help but smile when you look at it! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week! Hope you have had a chance to enter the giveaway.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  43. It's very cute - I thought you hand-curled all those at first!

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  44. Oooooh, this is fabulous! So festive, and the perfect party decoration!
    We have a friday fun find party (that's still going)- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  45. That is such a cute wreath! It is so bright and curly! I love it with the happy birthday sign on it!

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  46. I am visiting via Be Different. This really is great. I like your interpretation much better than the original!! Great job.

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  47. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I love yours better and the store version. You are talented!

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  48. Very cute to use with birthdays. Good job.

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  49. That is adorable! May is a birthday heavy month for my family, perhaps I'll make one.

    And let me just say I like your wreath better than the store's!

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  50. Hey I find your version more fun-looking compared to the complicated original. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Patricia in DenverMarch 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Hello! This is my first time on your site and I will be visiting often. I really like the wreath, in fact I like yours much better than the store version. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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  52. Yours definitely looks better than the stores!!! I'm so going to make this when I can find pretty ribbons, the our dollar store just had ugly ones!! I featured you on my friday favorites!!
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-favorites_19.html

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  53. Wow - just saw your link here from another blog - I also did knock off of that wreath! Here's mine: http://delilahsmomma.blogspot.com/2010/03/5-spring-decor-craft-challenge-wreath.html#comments

    I like that you used the pre curled ribbons. Much easier than all the curling I did with my scissors. I used hot glue all the way and no staples on mine. Course, I had a different wreath form. Very cool to see another version. I did mine to enter a $5 Dollar Store challenge, so I guess the precurled ribbons would've blown the budget. So to anyone who can't find cute precurled ribbons, there is a more difficult way to do this if you curl yourself!

    Glad I found you -- loving checking out your blog!

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  54. This is so very cute and very creative! Wonderful job!

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  55. love Love LOVE this idea! Simply fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing and joining the Celebration Party! Very creative and super cute!

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  56. Thanks so much for this craft! I just followed your directions using hot glue and the wreath is so cute. Can't wait to hang it up for my daughter's birthday party.

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  57. Such a great idea, thanks for sharing! I featured it today on my blog.

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  58. Love it!!! I am sharing it today on my facebook page

    Jens Paper Parties

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  59. That is SOOOOO crazy cute !

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  60. Super cute! Yours turned out super-duper cute!

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  61. Your adorable wreath has been featured on my "Tuesday Tutorials" blog post on 3/8/11. Thanks so much for the great tutorial!
    http://erraticallyelizabeth.blogspot.com

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  62. is it just me? but i think your version looks WAY better than the store version :)

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  63. Love it!! What a cute idea!! I am going to try it as a topiary!

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  64. I like yours better than the store's - theirs is WaY too full for my taste!
    Thanks for sharing this...my son's 1st birthday is in a few weeks! :)

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  65. Such an adorable wreath!! Love it!

    I featured your wreath on my blog today, come check it out! :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/08/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-birthday.html

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  66. beautiful I think i will do this thank you for sharing

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  67. I've put together a round up of colorful wreath tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/14-colorful-wreaths-you-can-make/

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

    Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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