Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wish Upon A Star

I love the star shape at Christmas. One, it's just a pretty shape. And two, most wreaths are circular, so I jump at the opportunity to do something even just a bit different.

This wreath might be better suited for indoor or on a porch because I've used satin ribbon. It's not necessarily the best for outdoor weather, and because it's lightweight, the wind might pick it up rather easily.

How It's Done
Step 1: Find a large piece of cardboard and cut out the star's shape in whatever way you want. I experimented with a funky-shaped star and almost did it but opted for the loopy star in the end.

Step 2: Cover the star frame in quilt cotton batting. I cut the batting into strips and wrapped it around the frame. You can do as little or as much as you want to get the thickness you like. Just use white electrical tape or florist's tape to secure. A little hot glue might help to get you started.

Step 3: Wrap the wreath in ribbon. This is where you can really let go with your creative expressions. You could use any width, style, color, or print of ribbon. I chose traditional royal blue. (I could even bring this back out at the Fourth of July! Just an idea for a multi-use wreath...) I wouldn't recommend a ribbon with wire just because it doesn't mold to the corners and bend as easily. I used almost five spools of ribbon to cover my star. But don't take that as a rule of thumb. You might need more or less depending on your shape, your width of ribbon and how you're covering.

Step 4: Use corsage pens to secure ribbon in place and hold down any spots that stick up. I determined which side would be my "back" and just tucked everything in on that side.

Step 5: Customize any way you like, then hang up and enjoy!

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2 comments: said...

I love the color of your star, and you did a fabulous job of making the shape and cutting it out!
Merry Christmas!

Cindy said...

Very unique and creative! Lots of possibilities to change the look using different ribbon or fabric.

Thanks for linking to Mi4M :)


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