Spring is fast approaching so I have been making new spring home decor items to bring fresh colors into my home. Spring colors and flowers are a great way to lighten the mood so I created an easy Welcome Spring! Door Wreath using flowers, ribbon, scrapbooking letters and a few kitchen items.
You can easily recreate this idea using a wreath that you already have around the house. Recycled projects are my favorite because they save money. I love to switch out dark flowers for lighter, spring colors and change the ribbon to match the season. Once I gathered my supplies, this was a 30 minute craft.
1. Get an already made wreath or create a new wreath to fit the season.
2. Hot glue letters to the craft sticks. Fold a cupcake liner in half and hot glue to the stick.
3. Use the Mini Bowdabra and Bowdabra Bow Wire to make the mini bow for the craft sticks.
4. Cut seven 10”³ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold one of the the wires in half. You will repeat these steps for each ribbon. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.
5. Take 2 inches of the spring ribbon and add to the Mini Bowdabra. Give it a twist to keep the pattern facing upward and make a 1 inch loop.
6. Press the 1 inch of the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to form your first loop and do this on the other side. Only 1 loop is needed on each side.
7. Trim the opposite side tail to equal the length of the other side.
8. Thread the two loose ends of Bowdabra wire through the loop. Pull the wire tightly. Remove the bow for the Mini Bowdabra and bring the wire around the back and tie it tightly.
9. Trim off ends and hot glue it to the craft stick. Stick the craft sticks into your wreath.
10. Repeat the bow making steps to create the larger bow for the wreath. I just used the Mini Bowdabra since it is a small bow. If you have a a larger wreath, you will want to use the Bowdabra instead of the Mini Bowdabra to make the bow.
11. Before making the bow, I trimmed the ends using a new technique from the Bowdabra Facebook page. The technique is called Double Dovetail. Fold the ribbon in half like a normal dovetail. Fold the ribbon in half again. Then cut from the center fold at an angle to the sides. It just adds a little extra fun to your ribbon edge.
12. I had one extra polka dot bow so I added that on top of the white loops before tying off the Bowdabra wire (see step 8 above.)
12. Attach bow to wreath by
tying it with the Bowdabra wire or hot glue it to the wreath.