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Birthday Wreath

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…

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29 Responses to " Birthday Wreath "

  1. Kara says:

    This is awesome! We just celebrated two birthdays danggit! I guess I’ll have to make one for our next round coming up in April. :)

  2. Julie says:

    How cleaver are you? That wreath is so dang cute. What a fun way to add to the celebrations

  3. ~j.
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    says:

    I really like this. And I don’t like crafty stuff. Well done.

  4. Oh, I’m so going to do this…I’m having a Cajun Ragin’ Party so I’m going with a gold, purple and green colors. So fun!

    Lana @ ilovemy5kids

  5. Becky O. says:

    this is so cute and colorful. i am not a big crafter, but could totally see me doing this. i love how you plan to personalize it.

    • Tauni says:

      Becky, it turns out I am not a BIG crafter either. I’ve been thinking lately that if I wanted to write a couple more blogs they would have to be called Crafts in Under an Hour and Fake Dinners. Fortunately, I am far too lazy for all of that!

      You should try this project out…I think it took me all of 20 min :)

  6. Steph
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    says:

    Soooo cute. Will you make me one? Or will this be done at Creative Estates?

    • Tauni says:

      Steph,

      If we made these at Creative Estates they would get squished on the way home…perhaps we should have an at home craft day. Actually, this would be an at home craft half hour. It doesn’t take very long…that’s sort of my style. Easy.

  7. Michell Kaul says:

    Love it! New follower..

    • Tauni says:

      Michell,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Glad to have you :)

      This was such a fun little project. I can’t wait to put it up in a month or so….

  8. Tauni! I was just looking at the “My Insanity” blog when I saw your picture linked with the Girls Night! We were friends back in the day at BYU with Melissa, Keva, Trina, etc. So good to see you again, and I love the birthday wreath idea!

    • Hey Tauni,
      So good to hear from you. No, we’re not in Arizona (though I wish we were- away from all of this snowy winter in Canada). Len’s with his Foreign Affairs, so this is our homebase between postings. I don’t know Kendra either, just love the blogging community and the fun ideas I gather there. Have a great Girls Night!
      Jen

  9. How did I not see this DARLING wreath?!! Inexpensive and such a fun way to celebrate those special days!!

  10. Deitra
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    OMG I LOVE this. I am an events and wedding planner and am always looking for fun things for my clients. This one will actually be used by me!!!!!! My middle son will be 5 in just a few shorts weeks so I will be doing this really soon.

  11. Just came across your blog and this is sooo cute! Spring is birthday season in our house too so this is going on my “to-make” list for sure!

  12. Smallgood says:

    New follower. Love the idea of this, and the crafting of it seems so simple (I’ve still got time as most of our birthdays are in the fall). Thanks for sharing.

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