I have tackled wreaths before. First there was the door wreath which has since collected a few spider webs and yes, still hangs on my front door. Then there was the book page wreath, which is now hanging on my kitchen hutch and I love it. Last year I didn’t make a Christmas wreath – I bought a massive pine wreath from Costco, threw some battery-operated lights on it and called it a day. I’ll make a Christmas one this year… possibly. If not, I have made a Winter wreath that I can think will be able to stay around past December 25th.
I’ve been feeling all the natural Christmas decor over the last few years, and burlap has made a huge splash on the decor scene, but it’s not a bandwagon had jumped on quite yet. No time like the present, right? So when May Arts said they’d provide some ribbon, I just knew that their wired burlap was beyond perfection! I used a 4″ ribbon in Light Natural. Can I just say how thrilled I was that they had 4″ burlap wired ribbon? Amazeballs!
So there’s how the burlap part went. I originally did want the ribbon to reach around the entire wreath, but I didn’t want it all stretched out – the chunky/gathered look is much nicer! Oh, and that $2.99 wreath? It’s been sitting in our pantry for MONTHS! Though I had NO plans for it when I bought it, I couldn’t pass it up strictly based on its size. It’s 17 inches wide, which seems weird because who makes anything 17 inches, but I measured it and everything. It’s 17 inches. Anyway, that’s a great size, and sometimes these wreaths can cost a pretty penny at craft stores.
So what did I do to “fill in the blank”?
They were sooooooo easy to make and each took literally about 2 minutes, and that was with my crazy dog around trying to chase my yarn like a kitten. Silly Luther.
All of the yarn I used came from the Dollar Store, and I only used 2 skeins. I made five large pom poms and about 9 small ones. See how I left those long strings in the picture up there? That was DEFINITELY intentional… not like the gap with the burlap intentional…like actually intentional. Wanna know why?
Taa-daa!!! I definitely didn’t want to ruin my new favourite ribbon in case this project turned out to be a total bust, so I planned on keeping all the pom pom strings long so I could just tie them around the wreath, and tucking in the burlap was just so much easier than bothering with any kind of glue. This is where the magic of the wired ribbon happens… it’s so easy to manipulate!
In the end, I love that this wreath is monochromatic and totally textured!
Oh and there was one more ribbon I used, which ties in the lighter-coloured pom poms as well. It’s a satin and grosgrain mix – again, I was going for texture here – and I used it to hang the wreath like so.
Ok here’s a better look…
Oh and get this… there are FOURTEEN MORE amazing wreaths for you to be inspired by thanks to these lovely ladies!
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
Thalita from The Learner Observer – hey that’s me!
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Virginia from Fynes Designs
Tara from Suburble
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Kelly from A Swell Place to Dwell
Stephanie from Garden Therapy
Becky from Sketchy Styles
Christine from The DIY Dreamer
Alex from Northstory
Shannon from AKA Design
Ingrid from Now At Home Mom
Gemma from The Sweetest Digs
Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs
You’re bound to be inspired! Believe me, there is a whole lot of Canadian talent up there!
I hope you enjoy this first Canadian Wreath Hop!