16 Dec2014

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A simple and perhaps more classic use of the pine wreaths — the ribbon just emphasizes how nice the basic wreath is to begin with. I made two of these, one for our front door, and another on the kitchen door, facing the dining room.

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Along with a fresh Christmas tree for fragrance (and artificial one for main show), the house smells wonderful.

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I am not big on ribbons, but did learn how to make one of these pouffy ones many years ago. I started with a 10 meter rolls of lightly wired ribbon from Divisoria. I used perhaps half of it (you can do more if you like) and rolled it up as shown.

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Cut through the wired edge of the ribbon on both sides…

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…tie floral wire or strong string around the middle of the ribbon…

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…pull out the looks of ribbon, spreading them around and arching the wired ribbons to full effect.

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Keep at it and fluff it up.

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Now you have semi-snazzy ribbon. So easy to do. Roughly PHP1,200 for the wreath, plus airfare, and roughly PHP150 for the ribbon (yes, wired ribbons are pricier than most).

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Betchay says:

    Wreaths are versatile and not just for Christmas. Depending on what decorations you put…. it can be hearts and cupids for valentine, bunnies and chicks for Easter,flip flops and sunglasses for summer, etc!

    Dec 16, 2014 | 8:34 pm

     
  2. ami says:

    I once saw a clip where Martha Stewart was creating a living wreath using moss and succulent plants. Absolutely stunning.

    Dec 17, 2014 | 11:42 am

     
  3. natie says:

    I just love your Christmas posts..I love Christmas..

    Dec 18, 2014 | 12:11 am

     
  4. Susan says:

    I love how simple yet beautiful, allowing the wreaths natural beauty to show. I’m wondering how long it will last before it starts to get brown.

    Dec 19, 2014 | 3:58 pm

     
  5. Marketman says:

    Susan, it’s been 3 weeks since we bought them and they are just starting to dry slightly, but not turn color. I will admit, however, that a week or so they spent in a fridge… :)

    Dec 19, 2014 | 4:36 pm

     
 

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