Bow Wreath

Posted by Brette in Crafts

BowWreathSupplies2The best Martha Stewart craft I ever made was the nut wreath. It hangs in my kitchen every fall and has held up over the years. Based on this past success, I couldn’t help but be enticed by the picture of the bow wreath (click here for instructions) I saw in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living.  It was super cute, and looked like it couldn’t be hard to make at all. You wrap a wreath form with ribbon then make bows and attach them to it.

The first challenge was the materials. I was in love with the color ribbon used in the magazine (and online). It was exactly what I wanted, yet none of my three local craft stores had anything close. I didn’t want to wait and order the ribbon online (Martha provides a link), so we ended up with a darker green which turned out to be almost asBowWreathWrapped good.

Next problem – I bought the wrong size wreath form. Mine is 12 inches. Martha’s is 16. Oops. But we decided we would just make our bows a bit smaller and make less of them.

Wrapping the wreath form was simple. My husband was in charge of the bows. We have the Bowdabra, which makes bow-making super-simple. However, it’s still time consuming. 25 bows (more than Martha says to make) and about 2 hours later, we had a completed wreath. The bows are easy to attach to the form with the U pins.

BowWreathAll in all, this is a really easy project with a great result.  I’m thinking of doing one in blue for the kitchen (don’t tell my husband – I think he’s really tired of making bows!).

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