When I saw this project in The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts, I thought, "Wreath!" Wouldn't this be cool to do with recycled bits of ribbon or leftover ends that are too short? I could see it in any of the Christmas color combos. Or how about yarn scraps or strips of fabric cut or ripped?
This fun project is from the jam-packed-full-of-cool-projects new book:
The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts provides a reference for all kinds of crafts that involve ribbon. It includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques as well as projects to accompany each area of ribbon crafting. This is a comprehensive guide as compared to most books on ribbon crafts that are specific by technique or end result (ribbon flowers, silk ribbon embroidery, making bows).
This book explores a wide range of techniques and end products using all kinds of ribbon, making it an essential reference for all craft enthusiasts. It includes ideas and projects for scrapbooking, home décor, general crafting, and fashion.
Elaine Schmidt is a freelance designer, consultant, educator and spokesperson in the craft and hobby industries. She is the former design coordinator for a chain of ribbon boutiques and has developed award-winning product concepts for several manufacturers. Elaine’s original designs are featured in a variety of books, magazines, project sheets and TV segments. Elaine enjoys teaching, demonstrating and thinking up new project ideas that make sewing and crafts fun and easy. Elaine lives in Long Valley, NJ and loves being surrounded by her growing stash of ribbons, fabric, buttons, beads and all the “fun stuff.”
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Today is DAY 2!
1. Do you make or buy your holiday wreath? Describe... (or, said in the tone of Saturday Night Live, "Discuss.")
I have made them out of recycled dry cleaning bags cut up and tied onto a frame like this ribbon wreath in today's post and torn scraps of fabric.
And I also bought one. I scored a vintage bottle brush style one at a thrift store a few weekends ago that has a bit of flocking on it and I just love it! It has some standard poinsettias on it, and I have my thinking cap on as I wonder what I can swap them out for, but as of yet it is intact!