Back when I first started playing with ribbon wreaths, my pal MB, who had assured me I had the skillz to attempt this in the first place, was inspired by my meager efforts to make one of her own. Now remember, this woman HAS ribbon skillz, where I do not, unless you count tying a bow on a card. THAT I can do.
Here is her "I think I'll try this" result:
*thud* I KNOW! GOR-JUS! Seriously. Oh, and that's a 22" frame, where my first few attempts were 3". Uh-huh. See how nice and densely packed her ribbons are?
So I had this hair-brained idea that I could maybe make a dent in my boxes of Every Color Blue and Green Ribbons But The One I Need and USE THEM to make a door-sized wreath. Yeah, I thought that.
Here's the result of my labors:
Now let's talk about this. First, it's a 12" frame. I'm not THAT crazy to go up to 22". Second, it's already had two hair cuts. Third, those ribbons are naturally curled because of my "I must store all these ribbons on wooden clothes pins" project of several years ago. Yep, tightly wound, like their owner.
It still looks straggly, so I'm sure it needs some filling in, but right now my back hurts too much to think about it any more today.
As for those Every Color Blue and Green Ribbons But The One I Need, and why I even have them? Back in my neophyte crafty card-making days, I bought them because I thought they would inspire me to use them with the colors contained therein, or because they would certainly go with something, but alas, they go with nothing. This wreath is my attempt to use all the "goes with nothing" and "gah, what color is that green?" ribbons TOGETHER so now they go with each other. Here's a sampling from the top of the wreath:
Sadly, I have not made a very big dent in the Every Color Blue and Green Ribbons But The One I Need cache, though the size of the spools has diminished considerably. I only emptied 6 spools; the rest are just smaller. Sigh.
In other news, thanks for all the entries on my Blogiversary post. I'm working on a method to select the lucky winner. Hopefully later today I'll get a clue.
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