started finished my Fourth of July wreath! Better just-before-the-day than never, right? I hung it in the hallway of our brownstone, to cheer up our otherwise drab entry-way.
The bow is just tied around the wreath, so I can swap it out with a different bow after the holiday to use it all summer. Here’s what I did!
- White Yarn
- Green Styrofoam wreath
- Alene’s Tacky Glue
- Ribbon for a bow
I started by wrapping white yarn around a regular green Styrofoam wreath from Michael’s. I held the yarn in place by using Alene’s tack glue on the BACK SIDE ONLY.
I used a Babysoft Yarn by Lion Brand, because that’s what I had at home. Next time, I will use a thicker yarn. This one looks really great, but it took about an hour and a half total to wrap the yarn around the wreath – I think it would have been quicker with a thicker yarn.
I first tried this with hot glue. That was a mess. Stick to the tacky glue.
Just apply the glue in small batched, and tightly wrap the ribbon around the wreath, making sure the strands are close together and the green isn’t peaking out.
The front will look like this:
To finish, apply a liberal amount of Tacky Glue to the end of the yarn on the backside (so it’s hidden) and let it dry.
Next, for the bow. I chose two kinds of ribbon: a red, white and blue stripe, and a sparkly red. I first made a bow. When I make a bow, I made the loops – I did not tie the red, white and blue ribbon into a bow shape.
I pinched the loops together in the middle of the bow to stay in place with a small piece of red pipe cleaner. Instead of using a pipe cleaner, you can tie the middle of the bow together VERY tightly with another ribbon to hold it in place, but I find the pipe cleaner is easiest. Then, I tied the ribbon around the middle, on top to hide the pipe cleaner, and I let the two ends hang down as part of the bow.
I tied a second piece of ribbon around the middle again – this will wrap around the wreath, tying the bow to the wreath.
Place the bow on top:
Fluff your bow, and hand it up for display!