It’s that time of year again! The kids head back to school, summer clothes and swimsuits have been packed away for another season, the air becomes crisper and the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of red, orange and brown. Fall is also the time to dress our homes for the upcoming holidays and celebrate the beautiful colors of the fall season. What better way to do that than with gorgeous May Arts ribbons!
Today, I have two holiday wreaths to spark your creativity and add a warm welcoming feel to your front door. Thanks to the beauty and selection that abound at May Arts Ribbon, both wreaths require a minimum amount of supplies and expense, an extra bonus. Add that to the fact that you will be able to use these wreaths for many fall seasons to come, and it’s time and money well spent. I love that!
Our first wreath celebrates the fun of the Halloween holiday. Bright orange pumpkins, spooky black bats, lots of sparkle and shimmer, some sheer elegance and a bit of dotty fun makes for a fun yet elegant welcome for big and little goblins
- May Arts Satin Bubble Dots – MD28 (I love this! The dots feel like suede.)
- May Arts 3/8” Metallic Velvet 377-38-10 (So elegant!!)
You will need about 2.5 yards of Each Ribbon
- 12” Solid Poly foam wreath
- Black Acrylic paint/paint brush
- Hot glue or pins
Here you see the two wreaths already painted. I find acrylic paints easier to use than spray paint and it dries in minutes.
Adhere your widest ribbon (MK38) to the inside of wreath using a dab of hot glue or a flat head pin. Wrap around the wreath leaving spaces between the wraps. When you get to the starting point, add either another dab of hot glue or another flat head pin.
Wrap about 7 of the Satin Cutout Pumpkins (EX28) at several points around your wreath for extra pop of color.
Make a triple loop bow using the Sheer Stripes (MK38) and add some of those super cute Satin Cutout bats, pin or hot glue the bow to your wreath and in less than 30 minutes, you have a beautiful accent for your home at a fraction of the readymade cost!
Fall Wreath #2
I can’t tell you how easy and much fun this wreath was to make!! It’s sure to draw ooh’s and ash’s from everyone who sees it. And guess what! It’s made from ribbon scraps! So, never and I mean never (!) throw away those May Arts Scraps!
Here’s all you need for a 14” wreath:
- A 14” poly foam wreath
- Brown Acrylic paint/paintbrush
- 5” pieces of scrap ribbon (I used about 200 pieces on this wreath to cover everything except the back.)
- Florists Greening Pins (see photo for style)
I began with a large pile of various May Arts scrap ribbons of all types and textures in similar color families. There were rich warm browns and burgundies, vibrant reds and oranges, shimmery golds, bright and muted greens and a bit of neutral cream for grounding. All the warm and wonderful shades of fall!
There were small pieces of lush Chenille Dots, satins, sheers, metallics, grosgrain, velvets and stripes and checks. Let your imagination be your only limitation!
Here is a small sampling of the ribbons (I got carried away and forgot to photograph the whole pile.)
Here’s how you do it. After you cut your ribbons into 5” pieces, you will roll them into a circle.
Pinch the overlapped end of the circle together and place the greening pin over the pinched ribbon. Insert into the foam wreath. That’s basically it!! How easy is that?
I began by choosing 8-10 pieces and placing them on the wreath in basically a 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 pattern. You can see that my 6:00 is a bit off but that really doesn’t matter. This pattern helps your eyes to focus on all the patterns without being overwhelmed.
A stunningly beautiful and unique fall wreath for under $15 because you used your May Arts ribbon scraps! It will be our secret. (wink!)
Happy May Arts Creating!
Blog Posted By: Charlene Driggs