Basic Holiday Wreath Tutorial

You’ll soon come to learn that I am kind of a wreath fanatic. I am not exactly sure when this happened, but I love them. This tutorial provides you detailed instructions for how to make your very own holiday wreath. Embellish as you see fit for your own home.

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Select whatever you like. I prefer wire edged because it’s bendy and will stay put.

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Floral wire is the legit way to do this, but I didn’t have any and I am impatient so I used twist ties I had in the kitchen.

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This one happens to be real, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Step 1

Darn, I forgot to tell you that you need scissors…go grab a pair - I will wait. Now, cut a piece of ribbon a few inches long. Bend it in half and secure a twist tie tightly around it once or twice.

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Step 2

Select a location that you like on the wreath and secure the remaining end of the twist tie around the branch. Try to place it far enough in that you do not see the fastener.

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Step 3

Pouf out {very technical terminology} the ribbon with your fingers. {Repeat steps 1-3 for as many pieces as you would like on your wreath}

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Step 4

Bottom of Bow: Cut a piece of ribbon twice as long as you would like the tails of the bow to be. Example: For 3 “ tails cut the ribbon at 6”. {Truth, I did not do this, I just cut a longer piece} Next, fold the ribbon end to end with the open end facing up.

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Step 5

Create Cute Edge: Fold the ribbon in half long ways

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Step 6

Cut from an inch or two down the folded edge on a diagonal up to the corner of the open edges

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Step 7

Open it up…voila! Nicely done.

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Step 8

Secure tails of bow the same way you did with everything else you have attached previously

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Step 9

Make hills and valleys with your ribbon making sure to hold onto the bottom of each valley as you create how you want your bow to look. I decided I just wanted a simple, traditional bow. Since you have already secured the bottom of the bow to the wreath you do not need to allow any extra ribbon to hang down. Simply cut at the bottom of the last valley and secure with twist tie. {you may need a larger one for this because it gets thick. Also, be sure to twist it tightly}

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Step 10

Fasten the top of the ribbon a little bit over the tails so that it looks like one piece.

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Step 11

Admire your work. Great job. Go hang it up! If there is not already a loop in the back for hanging you can use an over door hook specifically designed for holding wreaths or add a small piece of ribbon or rope around the top.

Happy Everything

Limited Time? Limited Space? Limited desire to acknowledge every darn holiday on the calendar, but have children who won’t let you off the hook? BAM! Slap an attachment on this plate and your are festive!!!

Happy Everything, the name of the company started by artist and CEO, Laura Johnson (shout out to female entrepreneurs) seems to be thriving. From what I witnessed on my trip to North Carolina last week, you’d think this is the #1 home decor item in all the land! Everywhere I went they were selling these products.

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How it Works

It comes in the form of a ceramic base (they call it) and you switch out adding various Velcro attachments that will project the feeling of fun & festivity in your home. What’s not to love?

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My girlfriend, who incidentally now lives in the midst of the “Happy Everything Mecca” in NC, has had one for years. I would see it hanging on the wall of her home and think “That’s cute” - but I didn’t realize it was a “thing.” Boy was I clueless! Then it hit me how this one simple item could be a game changer for busy moms!!!

Think about it…you’ve probably been receiving a Pandora charm, for that bracelet you never wear, on every occasion since your partner discovered how easy it was to knock out a gift for you from “the kids. ” :) Now you can have some variety!!!

This totally cute, family friendly, home decor gift is going to be the new savior when it comes to “What to get mom?! (ooh and on that note, they definitely have religious attachments too!)

You’re Welcome!