Monday, April 18, 2011
I'm sprucing up the house for spring, so I decided to make a wreath that incorporated some spring-ish colors but was not too girly for my hubby to look at.
I ripped (about) 1 1/2 x 8 inch pieces of unbleached muslin and simply tied them with an overhand knot onto a wire wreath frame. I made sure to bunch it really close together so that it looked fluffy and the green from the wire didn't show through.
After the wreath was all set, I made three ribbon roses of various sizes. I then attatched the roses to the wreath using saftey pins so that I can switch it up in the future if I want to.
I made the wreath while watching the Nate Burkus (love him) show. So, it took about an hour to rip and tie the fabric onto the wreath. The roses took about another 20 min. to make and secure them to the wreath.
This is a very cheap and easy project. I already had everything on hand, but I'm guessing it cost about $5.00 in materials. Muslin is cheap and I LOVE the way it looks. A yard costs around $3.00 or less and I probably used about half of a yard for this project. The ribbon was free to me and leftover from another project for which I was comissioned. I love how the roses add that spring color without making it look so pastel and pukey! I'm sure my husband appreciates it too! :)
Now go make one!!!
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