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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Pretty Easter Wreath With DIY Ribbon Flowers

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Hello sweet readers!
Today I cannot wait to share this pretty pastel Easter wreath with you! 
I had so much fun making the DIY ribbon flowers and I love how it turned out.
Now if someone could just get rid of this snow!
I brought this Goodwill-find wicker wreath to life with these pretty DIY ribbon flowers that I made with ribbon from May Arts. I love using May Arts ribbon for my projects because they are such high quality ribbon in such beautiful patterns and colours!
And if you are intrigued to make your own ribbon flowers, let me show you how.
It is not hard at all!
First, you will need some pretty ribbon about 3 feet long and some floral wire.
1. Start by making a loop and securing it by tying some floral wire around the center. The loop size will determine the size of the flower, so start with a small loop for smaller flowers and larger loops for large flowers.
 2. Next, make another loop the same size as the first loop, so you have a cute little bow-tie like this.
 3. Next, make another loop coming from the center as shown.Wrap wire around the center to secure each loop as you make it.
 4. Next add a fourth and fifth loop, securing each loop in the center with wire.
Cut wire from the back when finished.
5. Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons in the center of the ribbon flowers as shown.
For this wreath, I made a large flower in pink, a medium-sized flower in purple and two smaller flowers in yellow. Then using a hot glue gun, I attached the DIY ribbon flowers to the wreath, along with some small Easter eggs and greenery I found at the dollar store.
I love making my own DIY ribbon flowers because I can make any size and colour to go with my project, and with the May Arts ribbon catalogue...they are so many fun ribbons to try!
Please visit the other amazing Easter projects created by the wonderful bloggers I've teamed up with this month!

From left to right, they are:

DIY Easter Photo Props by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Pastel Easter Wreathwith DIY Ribbon Flowers by Echoes of Laughter
Hope Wreath by Fynes Designs
Vibrant Easter Wreath by Time With Thea
Hippity Hop Wall Art by Clean and Scentsible
Pottery Barn InspiredEaster Bunny by Craftberry Bush
Ribbon Rosette Candy Jars by The Sweet Escape
Wood Slice Easter Wreath by The Happy Housie
Decorate Easter Eggs with Paint and Ribbon by The DIY Dreamer
An Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots by Satori Design for Living
Simple and Spring-y Easter Headbands by Suburble
An Upcycled Easter Basket by Northstory 

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you find some fabulous inspiration for your Easter projects!

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melissa said...

What a nice pop of colour for spring! I love the big striped ribbon.

Craftberry Bush said...

Such a fun way to use the looks very pretty and I hope that by now the snow has started to melt...xo

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love the fresh colors and life it must bring to your front door after this long, harsh winter. Your bows would be perfect gift toppers, too. Here's hoping spring is finally here (we got snow again last night- boo!).

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

This is so bright and cheery Angie! What a welcoming entrance...and much needed after this very long winter!

Thea Morris said...

You are my kind of crafter! Stopping by the thrift store and picking up items to upcycle. Love what you did with the basic wreath. I also love what you did with the ribbon. First of all it's gorgeous and secondly I never thought to make it into flowers. Love it! Great tutorial. I am inspired!

Virginia said...

Great wreath Angie! The Fun colors of flowers certainly make it POP! Great ribbon choices, makes your wreath super fun!

Charisa said...

Simple and cute. Great job!

Alex - northstory said...

I am hoping the spring wreaths will do the trick in getting all the snow to melt around our area. This has been one long winter! Great wreath!

Tara @ Suburble said...

I love those big happy flowers, Angie! So beautiful!

Jenn Lifford said...

So cheery Angie!!! Love the ribbon flowers - what a great idea!

Christine said...

The wreath is oh so pretty Angie!! Love every single detail! Pinned :)

Krista thehappyhousie said...

So cute Angie! I love the bows - I need to learn how to make such stunning bows:) thanks for the tips - pinning!

חתולי8 said...

Beautiful! love the bows :)

JoKnows said...

Your ribbon flowers are so beautiful Angie! What a lovely project. Happy Easter! :)

Matthew Tully said...

Really very nice, and so wish we were getting ready to put those up instead lol. Will have to definitely look back on these.

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