Tuesday, November 29, 2011

[Make] Satin Ribbon Poinsettia Wreath

This wreath is inspired by the ribbon-poinsettia wreath from Martha Stewart. Since I didn't quite understand their tutorial, I decided to do it my own way... which I think is a bit easier.

Click "Read more" for the tutorial
Satin Ribbon Poinsettia Wreath Tutorial

Materials Needed:
1 12-inch beveled styrofoam wreath
3 spools (12 ft) of 1.5-inch satin ribbon (for flowers)
1.25 spools (13 ft) of 3-inch satin ribbon (to cover wreath)
1 box of floral pins

{Make Poinsettias}

see the Poinsettia tutorial [HERE]
for the record, my wreath is comprised of:  
8, 5-inch flowers
7, 4-inch flowers
6, 3-inch flowers

if you have a larger wreath form (say 18-inch), you'll want to adjust your flower size & the number of flowers used accordingly.

{Cover the Wreath} 
wrap the wreath with the 3-inch satin ribbon.  
secure the ends of the ribbon to the back of the wreath with a few floral pins.

{Fixing Frays...}
if the ribbon frays, you can fix it by melting the edges over a candle.  the ribbon should NOT touch the flame.  hold the ribbon at LEAST one inch above the flame-- this will melt & seal the edges without burning or discoloring the ribbon.

{Assemble the Flowers}
secure the poinsettias to the wreath using the floral pins

3 pins total per flower-- one for every fold.

start with one flower...

then add another... and another...

until the front of the wreath is covered.

then hang it up & enjoy!

the poinsettia wreath is gracing our entryway mirror.  

my christmas tree collection should fit nicely below the mirror.  i'll be sharing photos soon!

edited to add...
click [HERE} to view the complete vignette

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