Pinterest, as always....is the root of all my crafty ideas.
Sometimes things will pop up in my feed that I just HAVE to try out.
About once a month, my best friend and I try and have a craft day.
Our craft days usually consist of a couple of fun crafts, lots of chatter and yummy lunch!
Today's big craft idea came from Tater Tots and Jello. This is one of my favorite blogs to read. They have some super fun ideas and I've used their blog for things several times. One thing I've learned, more than once, about blog DIY ideas...they are almost never as simple as they look or seem. This wreath was definitely another one of those projects.
First off, you'll need a few simple items for your wreath:
Canning Jar Rings (32 large or about 50-60 small)
Thick Floral Wire
Line the outside of your canning rings with the washi tape. Some of the tape I had was thinner than others so I doubled them when needed. Canning rings can be expensive if purchasing them from the store. I'd suggest raiding your grandmother's house.
After you've got all your rings wrapped, the fun part begins!
The original DIY post instructed you to use ribbon to form your wreath. After trying that out, we found that it wasn't holding the shape very well. We ended up with a big 'ol jumbled up pile of metal rings. After trying a bit of thick black floral wire, we figured out that it was the best and most successful method since it holds that shape a little better.
So now, string your rings onto the wire in whatever pattern you choose.
After all rings have been added, pull them tight onto your wire....and by tight I mean so tight that they don't move and that you have created a donut shape.
This may require two hands- one to pull the rings tight and secure the wire, and one to hold the rings still.
Excess wire can be either cut down or tucked down into the rings.
Even pulled tight, the wreath will still move a little so when adding your hanger, good support is necessary. We chose a wide wired ribbon to do the job.
For the bow/support, we took a long piece of ribbon (probably around a yard or so) and folded it in half. Then, loop it around the top of your wreath. Take the two ends pieces and put them through your loop. This will help support the top of your wreath. Now tie your bow!
We used a small piece of twine that was tied around the blue ribbon as the hanger!
This was such a fun and adorable wreath to make! We will definitely be making a few more of these in the near future! I'm thinking maybe red, white and blue for the 4th or maybe black, purple and orange for Halloween!