I used to make wreaths frequently, back when I had more time on my hands than I knew what to do with, you know, before parenting! I forgot how much I enjoyed it. This year I've been working on finding my lost creativity, slowly. I made a fun pompom wreath for Valentine's Day/month that I really hated to put away, I liked it so much. I replaced it with my latest creation, a ribbon curlicue wreath in spring colors.
I was inspired to make this after reading some posts by Nikki of Nikki, in Stitches. She posted a how to for a really great red and white Valentine's themed ribbon wreath a while back and the concept just stuck in my head. I love ribbon, especially grosgrain ribbon, and always wondered how to make those corkscrew curlicues with it. She posted great instructions for how to make them that I loosely followed and had great results. I chose to make my wreath a bit different than hers, using hot glue as opposed to straight pins for assembly, and I loved the results I had.
I debated about adding something like bunnies or colored eggs to the wreath, but I didn't want it to be an Easter wreath, as I wanted to leave it out for all of spring. I found these butterflies at AC Moore and they were a perfect addition. They even just clipped on! I'm thinking about doing another pompom wreath for the summer in bright summer colors. My son wants me to make him a rainbow pompom wreath! I have to dig through my yarn stash to see what colors of yarn I have on hand. I think a red, green and white ribbon curlicue wreath would look great for Christmas time. So now I've discovered two new ways to decorate wreathes. Thank you Pinterest!