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Making A Spring Wreath For Easter
Why should Christmas be the only time that your
much-neglected front door gets to dress up? With these simple
instructions, you can make a beautiful wreath to welcome your
2 10 ft rolls satin wired ribbon 1 ½ to 2 in wide-different
colors that look good together (For a bright look, use pink and
lavender; for a more subdued look, use ivory and buttercup, or two
ribbons of the same color but a different style, e.g. sage green
ribbon in grosgrain and satin)
Optional: Wired silk flowers that come in sprigs (waxflowers,
spray roses, babys breath)
Hot glue gun
1. Unroll each roll of ribbon and pin one end of
each ribbon to the same spot. Ribbon should be totally
2. Now grab each ribbon and wrap around the back
of the wreath. Make an X with the ribbon, crossing it over, and
bring it back around. Make an X on the front, wrap, bring it back
around. If you need to put pins in the back side of the wreath to
keep the ribbon from slipping, you can.
3. Your goal should be to overlap the ribbons all
the way around the wreath so that none of the Styrofoam shows.
4. Finish by cutting off the ribbon at the end and
pinning it so that the pin does not show.
5. Now that your wreath is covered in ribbons,
there are a few different ways you can finish it off:
By decorating the top with a fabulous bow using
both ribbon colors. Floral department workers at your local craft
store can help you learn how to make awesome bows.
Hot glue sprigs of small flowers randomly around
Make a small arrangement of silk flowers and
greenery. Secure to the top of the wreath with hot glue. Then,
loosely tie a bow around the wreath and the middle of the
There are really no rules for an Easter wreath, so
you can have fun! If a more traditional style with greenery and
flowers suits you, do that, by all means. This is only one way to
let your front door be a part of the special celebration. Let your
imagination run wild!
by Meredith Mooney