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I am a retired married mom of two grown boys & three grandchildren. I spend my free time crafting & creating new designs. Crafting is my therapy & it is a very rewarding gift.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


 Today  is our second day of hearts & valentines week. This project is all about ribbons & bows. An easy craft to  make & doesn't take much time at all
Supplies Needed:
What you will need is a 12''  heart shape straw wreath & I left the plastic wrap on so the straw didn't fall off.
Then I used just about 25 yards of 2 1/2'' wide  mesh ribbon which I purchased at ACMoore.
But you could use any type of ribbon you prefer.
Some thin wire for the bows & a piece of thicker wire to make a hanger
To attach the bows some u shape pins.
A small amount of lace, I used what I had laying around.
And last some self sticking felt hearts

First you take a piece of the thicker wire, wrap it around the center top of the heart & twist into a loop to make a hanger
To make the bows cut an 18'' length of ribbon, make your basic bow which is 2 loops. Mine was about a 2 1/2'' loop each, which would measure to a finish 5'' wide bow.
Then take some wire & wrap around the center of the bow to hold it together.
Start placing  your finish bows holding them on with the u shape pin, putting them close to each other until the whole front of the wreath is full.
Then I cut a few 4'' pieces of lace, folded them in have & tucked  a few randomly around the wreath in the middle of the bow & secured with a pin.
And lastly I put the self sticking hearts on to the bows randomly around the heart.
You are finished

I hope you enjoyed this project & maybe make one for yourself.
I would love to see what you come up with.
So until the next time have a creative & blessed craft day.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Dee


    How do you come up with all these great projects
    Great work

  2. Love the wreath! Can't wait to see what else you have for Valentine's!