My project, using a selection from the Creative Expressions 5-yard ribbon reels, is a Ribbon Wreath.
The base is a polystyrene ring which I bought at my local craft shop for about £3. You also need some dressmakers pins and your ribbon. I chose to use Silky Crush Ribbon in cream, champagne and brown, plus the Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon in champagne and Grosgrain Stripe Ribbon in brown and ivory stripe.
The first thing I did was tie a hanging loop around the ring using some of the ribbon. The remaining ribbon needs to be cut into lengths of approximately 4-5", so this would be an ideal way of using up your off-cuts and ribbon scraps.
Curl each piece of ribbon into a circle shape, as shown, and then pin through the overlapping part and into the polystyrene ring. Continue until the polystyrene can no longer be seen.
This colourway was used to make a Decoration celebrating a Golden Anniversary, but you could easily pull out some of the colours and replace with say red and green to recycle your ribbon wreath for Christmas, or use multicolours for a Birthday decoration.
Don't forget to check DT Member Kim Dellow's blog on Friday for a special surprise.
Your next blog in the hop is Shary Nettleship.
Here is a list of everyone involved in the hop:
1. Tracy Evans
2. Trish Latimer
3. Jean Gursoy
6. Tracey Laughton
9. Kim Dellow (don't forget to check Kim's blog for a special surprise from 10am on Friday 5 April 2013).