CRAFT: Fall Ribbon & Fabric "Bric-a-Brac" Wreath

This is a SUPER EASY wreath that I made with my girl scout troop. I had them make smaller ones, and I made a larger one so they could see an example better, and I could put it on my door for fall. I got the idea from a blogger in Denmark, and she used a simple wire circle as the base. I couldn't find anything at the craft shop that was just a simple wire circle, so I used a wooden embroidery hoop for $1.99. It ended up working better. The hoop's screw tightener gave me a place to be able to put a large bow on the top and tie the wreath to the door easier.

The key to making a busy "bric-a-brac" look cohesive versus a "car-crash" is staying within a color palette, and then using some neutrals through out to break it up. I used all fall, warm colors with deep greens. My neutrals were whites and creams, with some hints of a black gingham. It was super easy and you can sit and tie away while your hubby is watching Man V.S. Wild or sports stuff. You'll have it done in no time!

 

Fall Ribbon and Fabric "Bric-a-Brac" Wreath

 

Supplies

12"-14" wooden embroidery hoop
A lot of ribbon, trim, tulle and fabric strips, about 1" in width and about 8" in length
Scissors
Extra fabric or wire edged ribbon for an embellishment on top
Thin ribbon or string for hanging

Directions

Step1- Tighten the screw on top of the hoop. You're going to use this as a way to tie an embellishment and for easy hanging.



Step 2- Start tying the pieces all around the hoop, double tying if you have enough length. Push the tied ribbons up tightly against each other and keep going around until it's all filled. Keep filling pushing until you can't push any ties up against each other any more. Pushing them tightly allows for that full, fluffy look. 



Step 3- In places, use ribbons and thin trim scraps tied on top of some of your fabric ties, being careful not to flatten the strips underneath. This adds extra fullness in places as well as adds different texture and interest. Careful to leave the screw tightener open and uncovered.

Step 4- Around the screw tightener, tie a decorative bow on top. 

 Step 5- Through the screw, thread a long thin ribbon or string and tie the wreath to your door or wall.


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