Good Afternoon lovelies, hope you are having a great week so far! Today, I have another party make for you - this time a double initial ribbon wreath to welcome guests to the party and set the scene!
You will need:
A 10 inch polystyrene wreath base (mine has a flat back),
2 Wooden or Foam Initials,
Lots and lots of grosgrain coloured ribbon,
Glue and Glue Gun,
If your initials are plain, then paint them in 2 different, but co-ordinating colours...
...and leave to dry.
Cut your co-ordinating grosgrain ribbon into 2.5 inch long strips - you will need to cut a lot (I used 380 strips approximately, using 10mm wide ribbon. The wider your ribbon - the less strips you will need), I use grosgrain because it holds better than satin.
...sort your strips into piles.
Take your first strip and fold over into a loop, where the 2 ends overlap, push a pin through, then attach it to the top of the wreath form...
...keep going, making loops and pinning to the wreath. I alternated the colours and worked down in rows...
Make sure you pin them close together to avoid white spaces.
When you get about a third of the way around, glue on one of the initials - making sure it sits straight and level...
You can then fit some more ribbon loops in and around any gaps left by the initial...
...keep working your way around the wreath until you are another third way around...
...glue on the other initial making sure it is straight and level, then add more loops in any gaps left.
In the remaining white space wrap a long piece of co-ordinating ribbon around and around til completely covered...
...secure the ends of the ribbon with long pins on the back of the wreath.
Make a bow out of ribbon and attach to the wrapped piece with a long pin...
...then take a long piece of ribbon (or 2 twisted together) and attach each end to the back of the wreath to make a hanger...
Voilà a bright, fun way to welcome your guests to the party and a great way to add a personalised touch for the birthday boy/s or girl/s!
You can make this to match any colour scheme and with any initial. You could even add a picture to the centre - it is all about making it your own!