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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring Chevron Wreath Tutorial

I am SOOOOO ready for spring! 
We were teased with temps in the 60s this weekend and then it snowed 3 inches Monday afternoon. BLAH!! 
But when it was warm I got my craft on making a fun spring wreath to hopefully encourage the weather to warm up. 


 I am super thrilled with how it came out and it was a fast, east project too! 

Here's how to make it.
Supplies:
-Wreath Form
-Chevron Ribbon 
(I bought mine at Hobby Lobby but I know sites like Very Jane or Groopdealz sometimes have them.)
-Styrofoam Eggs
-Burlap
-Floral Pins
-Hot Glue Gun


To start, I wrapped the entire wreath form in burlap.

I then unwrapped all the ribbon spools and pinned down the ribbon in four spots, equally spaced. I will say I pinned them at 12, 3, 6, and 9 like on a clock. 
You could also just cover the wreath with one ribbon at a time but I just wanted to make sure they were spaced out correctly so there wouldn't be a gap somewhere just in case the ribbon ran out.

After I pinned the start of each ribbon onto the form, I wrapped one ribbon at a time, pinning as I made the loops (just like I did with my Fall Burlap Wreath).
I started with yellow, then blue, the pink, and lastly green and filled in any areas that needed more fluff as I went. 
By using the pins, you can always pull them out and readjust the ribbon as you go or even start totally over if need be, which by the way, I needed too. ;)

I then wanted to add some eggs to make it good for Easter but didn't want to make them a permanent fixture on the wreath.
 In order to achieve that, I used the floral pins and pushed one end into the egg and out the other side. Depending on how I wanted to the egg to lay, depended on where and how I placed the pin. This yellow one, I wanted it to stand up to hide the pins from the other eggs so I inserted the pin in the very bottom.

I clustered all the eggs together for the biggest impact on the busy ribbon.
I did place a little bit of hot glue on the end of the pins so when I pushed them in they would stay pretty well in windy CO. 
I didn't place much though so I will still be able to pull them out if I want to extend the use of the wreath.

I love how it came out! :) 
So bright and cheery for spring! 

Here is a closer shot of the ribbon and how I weaved them together.

The eggs look good on the ribbon as well. 

And the wreath pops off our front door too! 


Now come on Spring!! 
I am READY for ya! 



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My Repurposed Life
allison

34 comments:

  1. So bright and cheery! And I **might** have already picked up a couple spools of those burlap chevron ribbons myself :)

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  2. I absolutely adore this wreath! I think I may have to make one! EASTER is my FAVORITE! and I love chevron and all the bright colors! I need this on my door! :-)

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness so gorgeous Allison! I absolutely love it!!! I need some ribbon like that!!! Great job girl ;)

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  4. This looks amazing! By far my favorite spring wreath! Great job and so simple on directions. I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wow!! I love how that turned out. I need some chevron ribbon. Thanks, for the inspiration.

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  6. This wreath is adorable and I love the colors with the burlap. Also, I love the color of your door. :)

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  7. This wreath is so perfect for spring -- bright and cheery! The chevron pattern is even reminiscent of painted Easter eggs - brilliant!

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    1. Thanks so much! And I never thought about the chevron being like decorated eggs! :)

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  8. Wow! i agree with everyone - so perfect for spring! I saw your blog at the Military Support Blog directory and I'm following you now from http://inhighheelsanddogtags.blogspot.jp/. I am really thrilled to have found this support group. I am looking forward in visiting your blogs and meeting you all.

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  9. This turned out fabulous!!! Love it!!

    Frances
    www.notionsfromnonny.com
    Stopping by from The Busy Bee's Hop

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  10. This is my favorite Spring wreath I've seen so far this year! Love it! And that chevron ribbon is too cute :)

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  11. This is so cute! I love the spring colours! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  12. Love this Wreath! Love it! Love it! It is so me and I think you did a great job on it!
    Visit me at http://greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com/
    Kimberli!

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate it! I love it as well!

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  13. You make this sound so easy! I don't know that I could make the "loops" as pretty and conforming as you do, but I may just have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Adorable - pinning!

    Angela @ A Typical English Home

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  15. Soooo cute!! All those chevron ruffles make me happy!

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  16. Omg this is fabulous. I need to find me some of that ribbon!

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  17. So super cute! I've been thinking about making a new spring wreath. I love the chevron burlap ribbon. I'm going to have to see if your AC Moore has any. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you do find some of the ribbon! Check online.

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  18. I love your wreath! It is fabulous! Thank you for sharing on The Crafty Blog Stalker. I have featured you this week and it will be posted later tonight! I would love for you to stop by to grab a feature button and wear it on your blog proudly! You deserve it! Click here to get to your feature!

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    1. Awww... thanks so much for the Feature Katie! I appreciate it!

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  19. Your wreath is adorable! It's seriously one of the cutest easter wreaths ever! Love it, great job!

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  20. This is so pretty!! you should come link it up with us over at http://craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/. We are having an Easter linky party!!!

    Robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  21. I cannot find this ribbon to save my life!!! I've googled to no end - can anyone find it online??? I never found it in my Hobby Lobby store! Help please!

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  22. Did you use the 2 1/2 inch or 4 inch ribbon?

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