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Berry Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

As many of you know, I am in the process of decorating my home. I moved about 7 months ago, and I still have a looooong way to go! Fortunately, there are tons of DIY projects for super cheap.

This is one of my favorite ones so far. How YUMMY is this berry wreath?!

It only cost me $6 to make, and it was really quick to do. I got the supplies from Dollar Tree, and I think it turned out great if I do say so myself. 🙂

I found the tutorial on A Little Tipsy. Here are some things I did differently and helpful tips. If you want to do the same thing, I suggest reading the tutorial and then coming back here to see what changes you might want to make.

First, I bought a bit more than what was needed for the tutorial, but I definitely didn’t need it. So stick with the tutorial unless you’re doing a much bigger wreath.

Second, I ended up cutting a lot of the stem off and just gluing it on. I bought my wreath at Dollar Tree and there weren’t a lot of openings to get the stems through and wrap around.

Third, if you buy the same berries, you can push the leaves up to the flower and then cut. I didn’t realize this until after I cut about half of my berries.

Fourth, I used lots and lots of glue! I live in a VERY windy neighborhood. Seriously, I practically have windmills in my backyard , so I used a lot of glue to keep the berries on. They are only $1 each, so expect the quality to be the same. The berries are like foamy squishy things (I admit it was fun squishing them), not hard like the ones from the craft store. You can definitely substitute higher quality ones if you prefer.

The wreath doesn’t need much ribbon, so I scrounged through what I had. Of course, all gorgeous Ribbon Retreat ribbon. Solid Grosgrain and Swiss Dots, can’t go wrong with that! 🙂 I used my glue gun to glue the Swiss Dot onto the Solid Grosgrain. It made the ribbon pretty stiff so I couldn’t do a cutsie bow. I ended up just tying it down. If you want to do the same thing, but have a cute bow holding it up, I would sew the ribbons together first.

I attached my ribbon by sliding it through a crack in the wreath, hung it up on my door, and VOILA!

Berry Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

A beautiful (and cheap) wreath!

It totally makes me want to finish off decorating the outside. Doesn’t the wreath look so lonely? I just might have to get it some friends for the front doorstep. 🙂

Want to make your own? Check out A Little Tipsy at www.alittletispy.com.

~ Shirley ~

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2 Comments

  1. Nancy
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    How adorable! I love this. I’m definitely going to have to try and mimic it for my own place someday.

  2. Posted June 3, 2010 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the shout out! Yours looks great! I am lucky and my porch is pretty much covered, so mine has lasted without glue, but would probably last longer with. Great tips!

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