So in the spirit of Clemson (and Pinterest...), and since my front door has been bare since the winter season, I decided to make a Clemson ribbon wreath!
First, I gathered all my supplies:
I used a 10" styrafoam wreath from Hobby Lobby, push pins, a ruler, scissors, and of course, ribbon! I bought my ribbon at Wilson's (cheap, cheap ribbon!) and used about 5 or 6 different kinds. I ended up getting 4 yards of each ribbon.
I used just a plain, satin ribbon to make my hanger. I tied both ends around the styrafoam wreath and tied it into knots. I left the ends a little long so the knots wouldn't come out, but if they were too long I had the option of cutting them.
Then I cut my ribbons into 4 1/2 in. pieces (roughly).
I took each piece of ribbon and made a loop, overlapping the ends about 1/4 in. and used the push pin to hold it in place.
Then I started putting the ribbons on the wreath, using the push pins!
I continued until I was satisfied. Then I hung it on my front door so the neighborhood can see who we'll be rooting for this year! :)
Some things I would do differently next time:
I liked this project, it was fairly cheap and pretty easy. But if/when I attempt to do this next time, I'll do some things differently.
1. If I use a 10" wreath, I'll probably only get 3 yards of each ribbon. I had too much left over with 4!
2. I'll experiment with making the loops smaller just to see what happens (if it looks neater, haha!)
3. I started with just one type of ribbon first, but then needed other ribbons to start filling with, so I stopped and cut the rest of my ribbon up. Next time, I'll cut and pin all of the ribbon first so I can pin different ribbons from the beginning.
Go Tigers! :)