Friday, September 24, 2010

What to do this weekend?

a Fall ribbon wreath! Huh, you say? Well it's super easy and took approx. 45 min to one hour. You can do that while watching the Gators (or your team of choice) play football this weekend. There is little brain power or even attention to detail required.

So let's start. You will need a straw wreath, fall colored ribbon, and scissors. That's all! I used an 18 inch wreath and approx. 30 yards of ribbon. Hurry, Hobby Lobby has all this at 50% off this week!

Start with your first roll and cut and sporadically (sp)? tie pieces of ribbon (maybe 8 inches or so - test it and see. I didn't measure I just eyeballed it) Continue this process with all the different color/patterns of ribbon.

There is one thing I discovered. If you are like me (and I know at least one of you out there is -LISA!) then you will want to cover as much of the straw as possible. This can be better accomplished when you tie your knots at different spots on the wreath. i.e.l - to the inside, then to the outside, then the middle and start over again. if you tie them all in the middle it doesn't look as whimsical.

And here is the finished product on my front door! LOVE it - David actually walked through while I was making it and said, Hey, I like that, it looks cool! Love kudos from the hubby:)

I think I might craft something to hang from the bottom that says Happy Fall or Harvest of something but for now it works great and it's up - that is half the battle these days! Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think. I think it would be neat for Valentines Day or 4th of july which is when I origianlly wanted to do this project - see how far behind I am - ha!


  1. okay-- so i'll be at Hobby Lobby first thing tomorrow; and I'll be doing this during the GATOR game (is it on??)... love love love this.

  2. As the not so crafty sister-in-law that I am....I love this!! Way cute


  3. llovvvvvvvvvvee this; headed to h/l first thing tomorrow a.m.; will make this while watching gator game (is it being broadcast?)... gotta love this! it would also be cute in game day color !!
    love ya