Those of you that have checked out Channelling Dolly in the past know that I love to craft. Making wreaths is a favorite pastime and tips to create them from scratch can be found here and here. Once you get the basics down it is time to have fun and get creative with your project. For the extra pizzazz to make your wreaths pop here are some tips for making unique ribbon wreaths.
Channel Your Inner Artist
Not everything has to be purchased already made. Try your hand at drawing or even stencilling to create your desired look. For example, the Jack Skellington faces above could have been purchased but it was much more affordable to paint them onto a wooden circle cutout.
Think Outside the Box, Or Circle In This Case
Many things can be used to create unique ribbon wreaths. Never limit yourself to the options when decorating. The wreath featured above is centered around a spider web I purchased at the store. I was delighted when it fit perfectly into the wreath. Don’t be afraid to try random items into your look!
Celebrate Every Day
Sure we all love to decorate for the traditional holidays. However, who amongst us doesn’t need a little celebration on any given day! Don’t hesitate to make every day special by creating unique wreaths in fun themes. The dinosaur wreath featured here was made from dinosaurs found in random stores and then painted with ModPodge and glitter. Traditional? Nope! Fun? Oh yeah!
From Plain Jane to a Pop of Color
Wooden cutouts are readily available in the craft department of such stores as WalMart as well as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. One problem though. At first sight, they are so boring. Don’t overlook their potential! The anchor above started as a little khaki colored situation that was not much to look at. Yet once it was outlined with blue and painted with glitter it is the focal point of the entire wreath.
Wooden cutouts made this Home wreath come alive as well. For this look acrylic paint was used. Next designs were drawn on with a gold metallic Sharpie and viola..a unique look is created!
Mix and Match
A great way to create unique ribbon wreaths is to mix and match. This goes for color choice, texture and patterns. Creating looks that are visually appealing is easy by just taking a moment to choose your ribbons. The ribbons above are a great choice to mix. One is a fun print that will draw the eye. One adds sparkle and brings out the orange from the witches tights and the third one brings in all the colors of the other two and also adds in a different texture.
The Added Extras
Just as no outfit is complete without accessories no wreath is unique without the added extras. The fun addition of these things help to make your theme. The items featured here are Halloween as that time is coming closer. The crow, pumpkins and witch parts are all great choices for a wreath that is much more treat than trick!
Hopefully, you all enjoyed this tutorial on tips for making unique ribbon wreaths. Most of all the best tip is just enjoy yourself with this creative process! Finally if for some reason you choose not to make your own and wish for more info on some of the ones featured above you can also check out the Channelling Dolly Etsy shop here.
As I strive to make Channelling Dolly something to make you all smile more things are coming to light! There will be some exciting additions to the blog and to Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop. As the end of the first year of this labor of love draws closer and a new year of Channelling Dolly begins next month I can’t wait to share more with all of you!
While I obviously love Dolly, I am very passionate about interior design as well. While earning a degree in design it was so important to see how the things that we fill our home with can help to change our moods. To this point, bold colors, whimsical prints and eclectic patterns draw my eye and lift my spirits. For this reason, you will begin to see much of this in Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop.
While there are many more designs in the works. First up in the home decor arena is the glitter dinosaur wreath! Sure dinosaurs are perfect on their own. However, when they are all decked out like a disco ball…simply amazing!
Now I am sure that while disco dinosaurs appeal to many, they may not be your particular cup of tea. So, in that case, make sure to check back often. New designs will be coming on a regular basis!
All the details:
For this and more designs please check out ChannellingDolly the Etsy shop! And if you have any ideas on what you would like to see in the shop feel free to email me. Link found above in the contact section!
Thank you all for the continued support!
There is not a day of the year that I adore more than the 4th of July! The red, white and blue, fireworks and great food all draw me in. It is the perfect day for a party! And the best part is with a little creativity a 4th of July party really comes together on a budget! Let me show you my favorite tips for 4th of July party planning! Continue reading 4th of July Party Planning
I am that person who loves to go all out decorating for every single holiday! Unfortunately though buying so many decorations can be hard on your budget. Now that it is time to decorate for Easter I wanted to create my own artwork for my mantel. With just a little money and a couple of hours of work, I love the way it came together! Continue reading Spring Whimsy…Create Your Own Bunny Artwork
This year for Halloween I decided to go with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for the exterior of my home. After searching on Etsy for wreaths and garlands I had found many great options, but they came with a hefty price tag. With help from some super crafty friends, I learned how to make the mesh garland.
For the Jack faces, I bought small round wooden cutouts at Michaels craft store. First I started off painting them white. Once they were dry used a paint pen Sharpie to draw on their faces. For the larger Jack on my wreath, I used craft paint, but I really liked the results with the Sharpie even better. Once they were dry I hot glued pipe cleaner on the back of each one so they would be easy to attach later on in the process. Continue reading Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them
After staring at a boring concrete slab and picnic table that had seen better days, my husband and I decided that our backyard space needed an overhaul. Unfortunately I didn’t take any before pictures. It was simply too tragic to be photographed. I am so happy with the end result though:
The benches were handmade, but they could also be store-bought and painted. The rug incorporated all of the bold colors and tied them together. Two 2X2 posts were cemented in and string lights, found at Target, were hung from the house to the posts. The red side tables were plant stands found at Home Depot.
Continue reading Brighten Your Space-From Drab Slab to a Color Explosion