Happy Saturday and Happy Veteran's Day weekend! Remember to thank a Veteran!
It's also time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls! Marisa chose a fabulous technique...making a wreath out of ribbon. She found this great video tutorial that I had to watch a few times before mastering (sort of!) this technique.
I'm spending the weekend at a friend's chalet in a popular ski town here in Western NY and wanted to bring a little gift to thank her for putting us up (I think there will be 13 girls staying there!). I purchased a wonderfully aromatic balsam candle and a pretty metal candleholder on a stand for the candle jar to sit in. It just smells like the first day the Christmas tree is up in the house!
I had this kraft gift bag that I decided to use and decorate with my ribbon wreath. I cut chocolate and olive scallop circles and another plain one from a PTI pack (Fall Prints maybe?). Then I hot glued the weath to the circles.
Here's a closeup of the wreath. You can see the left side is a little looser that the right. That's the beginning of the wreath and it got tighter as I went along! It's not perfect, but it's handmade, right? I think the ribbon was too silky. I had to admit that I almost didn't try this because I thought it might be too difficult and time-consuming, but I was so wrong! This took no time at all to create once I got the hang of it! I tied the wreath together with the same ribbon and topped it off with a button tied with twine. I think it looks cute!
You can see more beautiful wreaths on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have an enjoyable weekend!