Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Mesh Ribbon Wreath


Exactly 4 weeks ago, I gave birth to a beautiful, chubby baby boy. William Shepherd B. was a whopping 10 pounds even! You can imagine my relief that he was finally out and in my arms instead!! :-) I'm planning on doing a post announcing William officially once Amber gets all the newborn pictures that she took today edited. Meanwhile, Christmas is fast approaching and I have a LOT of DIY decorations I want to show you.    These DIY projects are quick ones, seeing as my time is limited with a newborn at home!

The first one I want to show you is this gorgeous Christmas Mesh Ribbon Wreath. I love all the mesh ribbon decor I see around this time of year. It just looks so luxurious! My wreath was inspired by the awesome tutorial shown at Kristen's Creations.

I started out with...
*evergreen wreath
*tall pkg of mesh ribbon in red
*small pkg of mesh ribbon in white
*2-3 pkgs of patterned ribbon in coordinating colors
*6 bunches of berry branches
*pkg of ornaments in coordinating colors
*glue gun
Step 1: Unwrap the large, red mesh ribbon and using the the evergreen branches as "wire," pinch and grasp the start of the ribbon and wrap a branch around it to hold it in place.


Step 2: Continue pinching and tying down the ribbon with branches around the wreath every 6 inches or so. 


Step 3: Repeat the same process with the white mesh ribbon as shown below.


Step 4: Cut 6 strips, 16 inches each, out of your other various ribbon. If you want, cut V's at the ends of each strip for a more finished look. Then where each red and white mesh ribbon meet, tie the strips of ribbon in a knot around the mesh ribbon. 


Step 5: Finally, tuck in berry branches here and there and hot glue ornaments in the centers of each tied knot of ribbon. 


Isn't the finished wreath beautiful? And it was so easy! I think this wreath took me an hour to make, but that was because I had to stop twice to nurse a certain baby. :-) Normally, I think it would take about 20 minutes to complete. 

This wreath definitely has a certain wow-factor. I'm so glad to finally know how to use the mesh ribbon in my decorations! 



Hope you are enjoying our month-long Christmas celebration here at DefrumpMe so far! Lots more ideas to come! Now I've got to get back to my precious baby. :-) Blessings, friends!

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7 comments:

  1. Soo pretty! I am featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  2. If you were in front of me, I'd totally kiss you!! THANK YOU for this tutorial!!! I've been seeing these adorable wreaths all over and even have friends that make them. When I ask them how they did it, I always get "oh gosh, it's so easy... you can totally do it!" and THAT'S IT. No further explanation! haha. I'm crafty, but com'mon I need direction too. lol So I sincerely say (again) THANK YOU!!!

    ps. I love your wreath! It's so fun! :)

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  3. Thank you, Kim! I'm so excited to be featured!!

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  4. Haha, Kristy! I was exactly the same way! Thanks for the sweet comment! :)

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