Baby, it’s cold outside and this time of year my doors are bored. The Christmas wreaths are packed away and now we wait for spring. So I decided to have a little fun and made a DIY pink winter wreath for our Dutch door. I thought about painting the door pink for Valentine’s Day just to see my husband’s reaction. But decided to save the paint when the weather is warmer.
I kept a snow-covered wreath for January and February but decided it would be fun to practice my wire ribbon skills on a wreath. The wreath is easier to practice on and I won’t have a 7″ tree in our living room in February.
One of my 2022 goals is to learn how to make wire bows. This lady is helping me with the basics.
DIY PINK WINTER WREATH
I grabbed the snow-covered wreath and hauled out a roll of pink wired ribbon I got on clearance last summer at Hobby Lobby.
Tip: Practice making bows with inexpensive wired ribbons until you have a few basics. I watched this youtube video 55 times until I mastered the basic bow.
- wired ribbon
- chenille stems
The snow-covered wreath is the base and with the pine branches, there are plenty of nooks and crannies for this petite ribbon bow.
- The size of the bow is based on the length of the ribbon. For these petite and basic bows, my ribbon length was about 6″. Like my baking measurements, I just eyeballed the length.
2. Next, fold each end into the middle of the ribbon with one side overlapping slightly.
3. Cut enough of the chenille stem to wrap it around the ribbon where the sides meet.
4. Gently open the ends of the bow to fluff it out and give it t some shape.
The fun part is to tuck the baby bows into the wreath’s branches and pinecones. I just added bows where the wreath needed a pop of color.
Some of my bows had longer chenille stems which made it easier to attach to the branches, but most of them I just tucked into the branches.
That’s it, you guys! It is so easy and you can add different bows with fun prints. Adding bows to a wreath was a fun way for me to practice adding bows to decor. It’s small enough that if I mess up it’s easy to start over in a few minutes.
The pink bows add a bit of color for the winter. and the pink ribbon adds a bit of color for the winter. And my Dutch door loves the splash of color in the middle of winter.
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