Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Bow Wreath Tutorial

I have been dying to make some sort of wreath to hang up that Miss S could help me with and after looking around the house for something to use I discovered my huge bag of bows!

The final product!

I wanted the wreath to lay pretty flat so I decided to use a cardboard backing - and like most families with a baby and 2.5 year old at home I have a TON of diaper boxes so I used one of those.  I found the biggest circle I could (gotta love big fruit bowls) and traced around it with my good old sharpie.

Then I used a corel soup bowl to trace out the inside of the wreath.

I looked around for an exacto knife but I couldn't find one and I really didn't feel like wrestling with scissors so I found the next best thing - a steak knife!  I'm loving how this is looking very toilet seat'esque right now!  ;)

Next I grabbed my bows and my glue gun and Miss S and I glued the crap out of the cardboard.

A ton of bows later and a few glue sticks and this was the end result:

We hung it on our front hall closet door since I don't think it would hold up too well in the -10C weather we have outside right now.

Note to self - buy a better camera....!  ;)
 We added a few bows on top of the bottom layer to give it some depth and it actually looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

Seeings how it is Occupy Your Sewing Room week over at Cat Patches I thought that I should do an update on what sewing I've gotten done this week:

  • I did get a Christmas Table Runner (mostly) finished this week but I haven't sewn the binding on yet. Thats my tonight project and I'll post pictures of it tomorrow.  
  • I'm also working on cutting the fabric for my Eye Spy quilt, hopefully I'll have that cut up and ready to go so I can start on that in the next few days. 


  1. Very cute! And nice and simply. Love it. :)

  2. Super cute! We have a ton of those bows around too, seems like after Christmas is a good time to buy a bunch of junk because it's dirt cheap, even if you don't need it. I can't remember the last time I even used a bow like that on a gift! Ha!


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