Monday, July 2, 2012

My First Monday Made It!

Hey y'all!  I'm linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for my very first Monday Made It! 
So here's the story... some of the first pins I ever pinned were of wreaths.  I was getting ready to move into my condo and I had this grand idea of making a wreath for every holiday (I really like holidays, I have a 3 foot "Holiday Conifer" in my classroom that we decorate every month!).  But life got in the way and the first wreath I made was last month for a friend's housewarming present... and when I was in Hobby Lobby gathering supplies for her wreath, I found these (well not these exact colors, but very similar... ). 
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them... maybe the fairy light garland with some ribbon added... maybe something else.  Then I saw this on Pinterest and I was sold!  I went back to Hobby Lobby for a wire wreath frame and whipped this baby up last night.  Now, if I had to do it over again, I would still cut the jellies into 6" strips (they're already in strips, but they're really long), but I would also cut them into smaller strips width-wise... probably just in half.  Here's why I'd do that... I ran out of fabric!!  and when I went back to Hobby Lobby today for another jelly roll, of course they were out of the one I chose.... so I walked myself to the ribbon (which was right next to the fabrics) and chose my favorite color.  I knocked out a giant bow and tied it to the side, then fluffed up the fabric to hide the gaps.  Sorry for the horrible pictures, I realized at 10pm that I forgot to take pictures when I finished it, so here it is on the back of my front door and on my fridge, it's being held up with a clippy magnet right now.  I'm very pleased with it!

I can't wait to hang it on my classroom door!  I'm thinking about writing "Miss Dennis" on the shorter tails... thoughts?


Emily said...

You did a great job! I love wreaths too, but I don't really know how to make them with ribbon. Is it just in bows? or tied?

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Miss Dennis said...

Thanks, Emily! They're just tied, check this blog for good pictures of the process:

They're super easy to make, they're just time consuming. I made this one while watching a movie on the computer :) I'm thinking about making another one using ribbon, I think I'll cut the ribbon into 6" strips like the fabric, but I'm going to get a smaller wreath!

Tara said...

Wow! That turned out so cute and will look adorable on your door!! I'm so excited this is your first link up and I hope you come back for more:))) Thanks for linking:)

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Anonymous said...

Your wreath looks fantastic! The ribbon you used was perfect.

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