It’s not yet birthday season here (four out of five birthdays in our little crew occur in the spring), but temperatures reached 60 degrees last week and I have spring on the brain…
I love to add special touches throughout the house to celebrate each birthday. Usually we just hang a sign on the door, but I wanted to add something with a bit more pizazz. In the last little bit, I’ve seen several birthday wreaths out on the web and decided to try my hand at one…
The supplies for this one are pretty easy and very inexpensive. I purchased the wreath form and curly ribbon at the dollar store – I spent a total of $6. I had the red broadcloth fabric, glue gun and staples at home.
I didn’t want the icky green Styrofoam showing through on my wreath and I wanted a nice finished look so I wrapped the wreath form in red fabric.
I didn’t actually even cut the fabric just tore a length off, used a hot glue gun to secure it and wrapped it up. This is how it looked:
You can see that I glued it periodically to make sure it was tight and secure.
I had five packages of curling ribbon – each one held four bunches. I just stapled them down with my trusty staple gun (but the best part of this photo is the messy kitchen in the background). I alternated direction with the ribbon and hid the staples under all of the fluff.
I was a little worried I wouldn’t have the perfect amount of ribbon, but I think it fluffed up perfectly.
I tested it out on the door and I am loving how it looks. I plan on personalizing the wreath for each birthday with a small printable pick. Can’t wait to show you then…