It’s time to start thinking about the Christmas Holiday and there is nothing better than starting out by decorating with beautiful, unique and hand made items. May Arts has teamed up with Little Yellow Bicycle this week and today I have a petite bow-tied ribbon wreath to show you using products from these two companies.
This wreath looks like it uses a lot of supplies and takes a long time to make, but I used minimal supplies, and it took less than two hours to complete! I gathered up the few supplies needed to complete the wreath: a 10” brass metal ring (I found mine at my local thrift store for a mere 10 cents!), a spool of May Arts 1.25 in. wide Silk Ribbon in Light Green (SK16) and a 12 inch length of May Arts 1.25 in. wide Silk Ribbon in Burgundy (SK25) along with Little Yellow Bicycle’s Fabric Favorites Self Adhesive Stickers from their Once Upon a Christmas Collection to add a bit of character to the wreath. I love how closely the colors of May Arts ribbon coordinated with this line from Little Yellow Bicycle.
I used an adaptation of the bow-tied ribbon wreath tutorial from Shelterness.com. I tied an initial knot of silk ribbon around the metal ring-not yet clipping the second tail of the bow from the spool of ribbon. Then I tied a bow and snipped off the second tail and repeated the process.
For a full wreath, I kept tying bows until there was only hardly any of the metal ring showing. I “fluffed” the silk foliage and re-arranged the bows along the diameter of the wreath to create a natural looking wreath. I did end using almost the full 32 yards of ribbon available on the spool.
The fabric stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle were the perfect compliment of size and color to the green silk foliage of the wreath and added the extra dimension and decoration I was looking for. I simply peeled the bird from the package backing and snuggled him in among the bows, and then carefully secured the bird to the frame with fishing line.
The Joy Banner was secured the same way as well. To finish the wreath, I tied the length of the burgundy ribbon at each end to the metal frame. I love the way this wreath turned out and I think it will be a perfect way to welcome my guests this holiday season as they knock on our door.
Blog post by: Karen Baker
May Arts Ribbon Used:
- 1.25" Silk Ribbon
Partners in Craft Supplies:
- Little Yellow Bicycle's Once Upon a Christmas Collection