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Game Day Wreath

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Are you ready for some football? I know I am! Yes, I am the big football fanatic in our home. Not my husband. Not my son. ME!

I’m so excited that college football kicked off last week. This week marks the beginning of high school football and pro football. In fact, our high school team played on Tuesday night and won!

I decided over the summer that I would show some love for our school by creating a wreath to display our school colors. I found some burlap chevron ribbon at my local Hobby Lobby and set out to try to be crafty.

You have to know that even though I love doing certain crafts such as scrapbooking, usually I don’t get along very well with ribbon and hot glue. But, I put my crafting fears aside and took some time on Labor Day to make this awesome wreath.

I didn’t think about blogging about the wreath until after it was made, so I don’t have step-by-step pictures to show. But I can tell you how I did it and where I found my supplies.

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The base of the wreath is a 16 inch straw wreath I purchased from Michael’s. As I mentioned earlier, I used burlap chevron ribbon from Hobby Lobby. It took 10 yards of ribbon to wrap the entire wreath. I used floral pins purchased from Michael’s to attach the ribbon. The entire wrapping process took less than 20 minutes.

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I used a bow maker I purchased at Michael’s to help me make the bow for the wreath. The EZ Bow Maker does make creating bows easier. It was only $10, but I had a 40% off coupon, so I got it for $6. It is made of sturdy wood and has an instruction booklet to help you make different kinds of bows. I attached the bow to the wreath using floral wire.

I painted wooden letters I also purchased at Michael’s. This was probably the longest step in the whole process. Every time I thought they were covered well I would discover that I had missed some spots after they dried. I ended up painting them about four times to make sure all the spots were covered.

Then, I got to use my glue gun! Much to my surprise, it actually worked. Well, except for the “L.” I noticed this morning the “L” was hanging off. So I got my trusty E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive and glued it back on. I don’t think it’ll be going anywhere! 🙂

So, why don’t you give it a shot? You may not be able to find this same ribbon, but any ribbon in your favorite team’s colors should work.

Go Team!

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