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Getting my Craft On

I know Saturday posts are unusual around these parts, but my activities last night were slightly unusual so you all get the benefit of reading about it on this Saturday morning.  You see, I read a lot of different blogs on a daily basis, HLB, lifestyle, snarky, and mom blogs.  Yup, you read that correctly, I have a handful of mommy bloggers residing in my Google Reader.  Ashley Paige is one of my favorites, not only because she sold me some J Crew clothes on the cheap, but because she’s funny, somewhat snarky at times, and loves a daily glass (or three or four) of wine.

Girlfriend has done some amazing craft projects lately, seriously check out the 1st birthday party she threw for her son, and when I saw the fall ribbon wreath tutorial she posted I just knew I had to try it.  So yesterday after work, latte in hand, I headed to Michael’s and picked up the supplies.

  • 12 spools of ribbon (4 yards each)
  • 1 18 inch wire wreath frame
  • 1 large pretty bow

Let me just say, thank god for that latte, it kept me up and caffeinated all through my crafting last night.  Anyway, once home I poured myself the cocktail AP recommended I have handy and got to cutting all my spools or ribbon into strips.  This is when I began to rethink all the spools of pretty, glittery ribbon I purchased.  The metal wire, the glitter flying everywhere, how transparent it is when not piled on top of each other…

Alright, all cup up and ready to go.  Then I began the daunting process of tying each piece of ribbon on the wire frame in a simple knot.  Um, I almost gave up relatively soon in because I thought it looked busted.  This is one of those things that looks better as you go and fill in all the empty spots.  AP must be a much more talented woman than I am, because she said this takes about 2-3 hours, well just about 5 hours later, one vodka and soda, two beers, and a glass of wine later, I finished mine.

Yay!  I’m super happy with the final results.  It’s perfectly fall and Halloweeny.  Seriously though, if you attempt this, avoid the glitter ribbon.  I eventually started pulling the metal wire out of the ribbon and was COVERED in glitter at the end of the night.  Also, after a while, glitter makes your hands feel weird.

Anyway, there you have it, a relatively simply at home craft project!  Related, am I a super loser for staying in on a Friday night to do this? Haha.

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16 Responses

  1. I just found your blog (not sure if I’ve commented yet) and I’m so glad! I really want to make this ;) I’m hoping to get a chance today to go out and get the supplies.

  2. Wow! That is awesome! Great. Now I have to go to Joanns and see if I can attempt this. I want/need a pretty wreath like that!

    Great job!

  3. That’s awesome!! I may have to try that. I will definitely avoid glitter. My bf has a serious fear of the stuff (yup, a legit FEAR of glitter). He’s in trouble once craft projects with our son begin. :)

  4. SO cute! You have way more patience than I do!

  5. Craft night! I sorta love it… it’s like when I stay home on Friday nights and bake… lol

  6. I’m completely seriously when I tell you I am making this. Like tonight-ish. So adorable! My front door & I thank you.

  7. I especially like the skull ribbon.

  8. I love this! It came out beautiful. I’ll have to check out her blog.

  9. Looks great, Kelster. I’m not sure who you are anymore staying home on a Friday night to make a wreath, and then I read you were knee deep in alcohol while doing it…I felt a little better about the situation. :) I’m going to have to try this myself!

  10. how fun! I’ve never made a wreath before – it looks great!

    BTW – just saw that Meghan (above) called you Kelster! Love it – only my dad has ever called me that. :)

  11. That wreath looks so good! I wish I had the patience/creative ability to make one. Basically if it doesn’t look good instantly I give up.

  12. That is awesome…i wish wish wish I had the patience to do something like that!

  13. That wreath looks awesome! Great job! I’ve been wanting to do some crafts lately. I think it’s fun being crafty! :)

  14. That is actually really cool! I love the way it looks. It would probably take me 10 hours to do.. I am so not crafty!

  15. [...] have to give credit to the lovely Kelly for this one.  I completely jacked the idea from her, but let me tell you, girlfriend wasn’t [...]

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