Ok, so I might be a little late with my summer beach wreath. After all, it is August and I still have my Fourth of July mantel decorations up. But better late than never and hopefully I will get my beach theme fireplace mantel up soon too!
This wreath continues with my theme of using burlap ribbon wrapped around a Styrofoam base to create a wreath for hanging on the door or over the fireplace. Quick and easy and anyone can do it.
Of course, when you start any project it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the supplies you need and enough of them. So….what do you think happened to me…I didn’t have enough ribbon and had to improvise. I’m getting ahead of myself, so let me start at the beginning.
There are not too many components to this wreath.
Here’s what you need:
- Styrofoam Beveled Wreath (mine is 14″ x 2″ x 2-1/2″)
- 1 spool of Natural Blue ribbon – You might want 2! (2-1/2 in x 5 yards)
- A chip board anchor
- Really Red acrylic paint
- Some twine
- Glue and glue gun
Here’s what you do:
Paint your chip board anchor. I used Really Red acrylic paint, but you can use any color. I painted the front, back and sides just in case any of it showed when on the wreath. You should put two or three coats on it, depending on how dark you want it.
Take the ribbon and glue one end to the base.
Start wrapping it around, overlapping a little bit.
This is where I goofed. I only bought one spool of ribbon and should have bought 2. See….it didn’t quit make it all the way around even though I tried 3 times! I didn’t feel like running back to the store, and really wanted to finish this before I went on my Florida vacation, so I made do. I tried not to overlap the ribbon too much, but of course you have to a little bit. As you can see from the picture above, I almost made it!
This is where a mistake can turn out to be something good. I search for some ribbon or something to fill in the empty space on the wreath. I found some twine and decided to wrap it around. I love the way it looks!
Once the anchor has dried, glue it to the wreath.
I put a piece of twine around the wreath and through the hole in the anchor.
That’s it! I’m really glad I didn’t have enough ribbon because I think the twine adds a lot! Now I have a fun beach wreath to remind me of the ocean!