Is DIYing even a word? When some one asks me what I'm up to today, can I say, "Oh, I'm just DIYing some stuff?" Spell check says no way.
Speaking of making up words, here's one for my fellow third grade parents... I was helping my son with a word search last night, which should be fun... right? He kept finding words like "LOL" and "BRB," all while being completely blind to the actual words on his list.
Really, I can't blame him, because the longer you stare at the paper looking for an upside down, diagonal and backwards "Strawberry," the more elusive it becomes.
Anyways, I promise this project won't hurt your eyes or brain like elementary school homework. I made this tutorial for my fellow friends who are not DIY inclined.
It's easy, I promise.
You will need:
- Grapevine wreath (mine was 18 inches)
- burlap ribbon and twine
- a ribbon (mine is from a shopping bag handle... yep... repurpose for the win!)
- a hot glue gun and plenty of refill sticks
- Cotton (maybe you can get some from a farmer? that's what I did.)
- If you can't get access to cotton, you could buy sprigs at Hobby Lobby, or go for a different look and use greenery. It will work, either way!
I wanted my wreath to be asymmetrical (visually balanced, but strategically offset). I first wrapped the burlap ribbon around ⅓ of the wreath, securing it with hot glue as needed. Then I wrapped a section of the wreath, about three inches wide, at the very top where I will attach the ribbon for hanging.
Begin glue the cotton to the wreath, I like to work my way from the outside to the middle. In the picture above I am showing a few variations. This is a craft that has no tolerance for perfection... just give it your best and it will be pretty. If it turns out a little quirky, even better!
When you are finished, attach a burlap twine loop to the back for hanging. I secured mine pretty well. It will hang on our front door that takes hard north winds.
I have found that a command hook works well for wreaths.
That's it! I'd love to see your wreaths, tag me on instagram with #ninnescahmade so I can find them!
Have a great day, friends!