I came up with this quick and easy layered wreath bow out of necessity. Yes, it was necessary for me to make this bow. Why? Because I needed the wreath to have some purple color added to it. (You know how it is, right?)
You see, we have this Autumn wreath on our front door, which I love. It was a housewarming gift from my parents when we bought our home 7 years ago.
Fast forward 7 years, and the entire front yard was made over into garden beds. (Post and pictures coming soon, I promise.)
Here’s a sneak peek of one of the new garden beds. I added the mums and pumpkins for color.
I also added some heather in purple and in white (and more pumpkins) in a different garden bed.
I searched my ribbon scraps bin to see what would match, and pulled out a piece of burlap, some plaid wire-edged ribbon, and silk ribbon. Both the plaid and silk ribbons have the exact purple shade I wanted needed.
I wrapped the plaid ribbon inside of the burlap, and tied it up in the center with the silk ribbon.
See the burlap string in the image below? I took off some strings on each end of the burlap, to make some fringed ends.
I tied the silk ribbon into a shabby bow.
Next, I shaped the plaid ribbon to my liking. (Love wire-edged ribbon – makes it so easy!)
To attach the bow to the wreath, I tied a length of twine around the bow’s center.
I made a few knots so there was an easy loop that I could hang over the wreath hook.
Since the twine matches the burlap, I didn’t have to worry about hiding it.
And now I have the purple shade I felt was necessary, yet didn’t want to spend more than five minutes putting together! (You know how that is too, right?)
Laura, love your wreath! So wonderful autumn colours! And thank you for the quick’n easy solution! This is brilliant!
Have a happy time and all my best from Austria
Thanks so much for visiting Tante Mali! I really like your blog – your pictures are breathtaking! Looking forward to following your DIY and garden projects! 🙂