The wreath was on the door, ready to announce to the neighborhood and all UPS & FedEx drivers delivering our almost-daily Amazon Prime packages that we have
THE. BEST. DAD. EVER.
Coleman’s stealthy approach to unveiling his Daddy’s Father’s Day surprise:
“Hey, Dad! Let’s take a little walk around the house!
Hmm….let’s go by the front door. I wonder what that is????!!!!”
After seeing the fun printed burlap ribbon available at Hobby Lobby, I decided to celebrate the Best Dad Ever with this wreath – a little more masculine than the ones I created a couple months ago that are found here – but the same principle applies. Tie wired ribbon around a $5.00 grapevine wreath and add a phrase or sign or some kind of ornament to fit whatever season you are celebrating, and you’re done.
2″ wide ribbon seems to work the best but for this wreath but Hobby Lobby only had one roll of a couple of the ribbons I really wanted to use. Instead of wrapping it completely around the wreath and tying it in a bow, I opted to make loops with the ribbon, tie them off with wire, then attach the pseudo-bows to the wreath with wire. I was able to get almost double the number of bows when I did it that way.
They don’t cover the grapevine wreath if you don’t tie the ribbon around but this is a great way to incorporate low-quantity ribbon into more places on your wreath. If you put these wired loops next to fully-tied ribbon sections on your wreath, you can fluff it and manipulate the loops to not show the wire. Can you tell which ribbons I did that with?
I don’t think so!
Coleman helped me paint the board for the quote and I used outdoor vinyl to cut this phrase before attaching it to the board. Find it here at my Silhouette store (shape #61557). Remember, all Silhouette files are only meant to be used on your Silhouette die-cutting machines. They cannot be used (even for printing) if you don’t have the software! After the vinyl was applied, I sprayed the entire board with glossy varnish to seal it and give it some shine.
My friend saw our Father’s Day wreath and wanted a 4th of July wreath for her door. Same burlap ribbon technique – this one took about 2 hours to complete, start to finish, and the wooden phrase was at Hobby Lobby for 40% off. I removed the hanging wire from the phrase and tied it onto the wreath with ribbon.
Celebrate the Best Dad Ever in your life. Enjoy!