Wednesday, September 24, 2014

May Arts, Imagine Crafts, & Harmony Wreath

Authentique Paper is teaming up with May Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts over the next week to bring you tons of project inspiration using Authentique Paper combined withMay Arts Ribbon & Imagine Crafts products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the May Arts RibbonImagine Crafts blogs to find out what the talented members of their Design Teams have in store for you today!


Today I'm sharing a project I made with May Arts ribbon, Imagine Crafts ink & the 'Harmony' collection. 

This was a first for me & I'm happy with how this ribbon wreath came out.  I used a countless amount of ribbon in a variety of coordinating colors, types & sizes. 
With the use of a Sizzix die (Tattered Florals) I created a couple of flowers from the 'Harmony' paper collection in order to further dress up my ribbon wreath.  Each flower layer was inked with Midnight Chalk ink by Imagine Crafts.  This helped the edges of the flower petals to stand out more.

The bird was fussy cut from the 'Spirit' paper & it was also inked with Midnight Chalk ink.

In this photo you can see the variety of ribbon I used.  I had ribbon all over my workspace!  But the effort was worth the end result.  As a filler I used a bit of tulle in orange, gray & yellow.  The tulle was the only element that was from my own stash.

It's fairly easy to make this wreath yourself--here are a few pointers...

For the base of the wreath I used this craft ring that I found at my local Michaels.  They have these rings in 6", 12" and 24" inches.  I went for the middle one which is 12" inches.  This ring is made out of very heavy & thick chipboard & worked like a charm for this wreath.

If you do not have access to this sort of craft ring--you can make one yourself out of basic chipboard.  The ring doesn't have to be cut perfectly round since it will be covered with ribbon.
The craft ring was primed with gesso & then I painted over it with black acrylic paint.
 Next, get a nice cup of coffee & start cutting strips of ribbon of all types.  The ribbon strips varied from 3" inches to 5" inches.  You will need many of these.  Tie a knot in the middle of each strip & cut the tips of each of the ribbon strips into a 'V'.  This will help in minimizing fraying.

Final step is to start adhering each ribbon strip to the craft ring.  I used a hot glue gun in order to do this.  Just be careful not to burn your fingers.  Apply the hot glue to the knot of each ribbon strip & as you adhere the strips, pinch the ribbon together slightly above the knot & press down a bit.  This will help the ribbon stand up instead of laying flat.  NOTE: When adhering the ribbon to the ring ensure you do this randomly--just place each ribbon strip anywhere you wish & facing in any direction.  This random placement of ribbon is what gives the wreath it's style!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Harmony Collection
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Imagine Crafts
Die: Sizzix
Other: 12" inch Craft Ring


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  1. Thanks for showing how to make the wreath - quite helpful. Oh - and it's beautiful, too!!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing the info for the wreath! I love it! I am a Senior Caregiver and this will be the perfect gift for my elderly client. She loves handmade gifts...and unique styles of wreaths for her door.

  3. WOW, that is just beautiful. Love. it would be an awesome home decor.

  4. This is such a fun wreath! I want to make something like this!

  5. What a gorgeous wreath!! This will surely brighten the day of anyone who passes by it. LOVELOVELOVE the flowers! TFS!

  6. Such a pretty and fun
    wreath! Love all the
    colors on it.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Wow-such a bright and gorgeous wreath! I love this!

  8. The wreath is so pretty. I know it used a lot of ribbon and took a lot of time but it was well-worth it. this would be a good place to use up those scraps of ribbon that seem to multiply overnight.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

  9. What a fun and colorful wreath!

  10. I absolutely love this wreath! And who doesn't have snippets of ribbon ends to use up on something. Love the little birds nest suprise.

  11. Your hard work paid off in a beautiful,project. Thanks for the nice instructions.

  12. What a darling wreath. Great ribbons and accents, very creative.


  13. What a lovely wreath! Great colors and texture!

  14. Wow! Amazing job Kay! The effort really was worth it in this case. Love the different colors, textures, and your added bits of tulle. So creative. Thanks for the inspiration & tutorial.

  15. This is such a sweet wreath and I love that bird that is attached to it.

  16. Super cute wreath! I love the variety of ribbons and the flowers, thanks for sharing.

  17. Gorgeous wreath!!! I Love it!!

  18. Super cute and totally fun. So bright and colorful and I love the little nest and birdie.

  19. WOW wow WOW
    GORGEOUS wreath Kay!!!
    LOVE how you used the ribbons to decorate the ring, LOVE your BEAUTIFUL flowers, LOVE IT ALL - I want to reach out and touch it!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and FABULOUS tutorial - I look forward to having a ribbon ADVENTURE of my very own :)

  20. Wowsers! Your wreath is absolutely amazing. It just sings out hello spring.

  21. Your wreath is beautiful! I am in awe of all the little pieces of ribbon you knotted and glued on. But it's a beauty and worth the work. I love the little bird with it's nest and the pretty cluster of flowers you added.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  22. I have seen wreaths completed with the ribbons but never seen one with the flowers that are added. I love this idea.

  23. That wreath is absolutely beautiful.

  24. Beautiful wreath! I love all the pretty colors and beautiful ribbons!

  25. i love all the bright colors used on this wreath its so pretty!

  26. OMG, this wreath is just gorgeous!!!

  27. Loving this funky fun wreath!! Great idea and love the bird's nest especially!!

  28. Love the bright colour! Thanks for all the tips - very helpful!

  29. Wow.......that's a lot of ribbon....a lot of cutting.....a lot of tying.....a lot of gluing.....but it is GORGEOUS!!!! Nice work!! I think it would take a whole pot of coffee for me, not just a cup... :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  30. This makes me feel so happy.Amazing job.Its perfect.

  31. So much fun in the project, thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Really neat idea for a wreath! I have never seen it done like this. I love how it looks so full! Love all of the ribbons and colors too. Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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