When you don’t have the supplies necessary at home for a project and you can’t go to the craft store and the things you ordered online won’t arrive in time, you have to just figure it out. That’s what I did for this easy Easter wreath.
To be perfectly honest, I loved using supplies I already have to create accessories and decorations for our home. This easy Easter wreath not only turned out so cute, it gave me a great sense of accomplishment. We like that feeling, right.
If there is one thing I learned as we are confined to our homes, it’s how resourceful I can be. Under normal circumstances, my easy Easter wreath might have looked completely different.
It might have been decked out with the most beautiful faux flowers.
It might have included big gorgeous bows made from wired French ribbon.
But since I had none of those things on hand, my Easter wreath is made by shopping my craft stash. And I love how it turned out. In fact, I love it a bunch.
Easy Easter Wreath Made with Pastel Curly Ribbon
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Why did I have to shop my house for supplies to make this easy Easter wreath?
- I used up most of my faux flowers in other Easter decor in our home: in our living room and in our kitchen and breakfast room
- The coronavirus came to town, so no shopping
So, to plan B. I would have to order supplies online.
FINDING SUPPLIES TO MAKE MY EASTER WREATH
The first thing I did was search online for faux flowers and ribbon. I found what I wanted, but none of it would arrive by the time I needed to make my wreath. I guess everyone was shopping online.
Uh, to plan C.
This is when you get creative and use what you have on hand. Normally, I love to use items I already have, but, I had no faux flowers and no pretty ribbon.
Until. . . .
As we brought down our Easter decorations from the attic, Sweet Shark also brought down a box labeled “boxwood wreath”. This was a wreath that I bought a year ago at Lowe’s for a Christmas wreath. I couldn’t find it last December and forgot about it. Now I had a wreath to use.
Then I opened my ribbon box and searched for any ribbon that I thought I could use for this Easter wreath.
I also still had a carrot bunch and 4 little twig wreaths. And hand lettering pens.
I realized I had a ton of curly ribbon, in two different widths in perfect Easter pastel colors. Some packages had never been opened.
I love working with curly ribbons for party decorations. It’s so easy to work with that it could become the main ingredient in my Easter wreath.
HOW TO MAKE MY EASTER WREATH
First, I cut off several colors of ribbon.
Then, I made a knot to combine this first group of ribbon for the wreath hanger at the top.
Third, using scissors, I began curling. This is my favorite part. I continued making groups of curly ribbon.
MAKING MY EASTER WREATH SIGNS
I have been working on my hand-lettering skills over the past few months. I had paper and pens, so I decided to make a “Happy Easter” sign to be the center of the Easter wreath.
The next step is to add the line that will thicken the downstrokes in each letter.
Finally, I filled in the lines for the downstrokes to create the hand lettering
The last step is to erase all the pencil marks. I cut the two words out, curving the paper for more interest. Then I punched two holes into each side of both word signs.
For more interest, I added a few small designs to both word signs.
ASSEMBLING SIGN AND RIBBON
To attach the word signs to the wreath, I used the skinny curly ribbon. Threading the ribbon through the holes that I punched and tieing to the boxwood wreath was easy.
I tried to mix up the colors. Once I had both word signs attached, I curled the ribbon. This used up all of my skinny curly ribbons except for white and aqua.
Now I was ready to add more of the wider curly ribbon in the bright pastels all around the wreath. I added one big bow at the bottom of the wreath.
Lots of curling ribbon, but I love the bright pastels and the festive look.
HANGING MY EASTER WREATH
I couldn’t my Easter wreath on our front door for a couple of reasons:
- It’s been raining every day and rain was in the forecast; I knew that the curl would go out of my curly ribbon if it got damp.
- I also knew that any humidity would not be good for my paper signs.
Since I had not yet decorated our entry for Easter, this would be the perfect place for my curly ribbon Easter wreath. I used one piece of blue ribbon to hang the wreath on the nail that always stays on the top of the mirror.
After I hung the wreath, I added the very last bit of white and aqua curly ribbon to the bottom of the wreath.
To finish off the entry scene, on the right side of our commode, I used a frosted blue vase that has been spending the winter in a closet.
Fortunately, I had picked up 2 stems of hot pink orchids at Tuesday Morning ($2.99 each) the week before the lockdown. I intended them for another project, but they were needed now. The color picked up the hot pink in the curly ribbon and gave the vignette more height.
A strand of aqua ribbon made a bow that matched the aqua curly ribbon.
I did have an aqua candle on hand for our large candle holder and just enough aqua ribbon left to make a bow on the left side of our entry commode.
I used my square tablecloth embroidered with Easter scenes to bring in more white.
The carrots that I didn’t use on the wreath and Easter eggs that I confiscated from a few other areas in the house filled in the center of the commode. The pink tulips in the woven basket were hanging in my kitchen.
The wreath that I panicked about making turned out to be one I love. I have an easy Easter wreath that is bright and happy and works perfectly in our entry.
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