More tie-dye crafts today! (Did you see the Tie-Dye Bulletin Board on Tuesday?) I love today’s tie-dye look – the colors & patterns are so much more vibrant than what I made at summer camp long ago. When I saw tie-dye ribbon at Jo-Ann Stores, I knew exactly what I wanted to make – a Tie-Dye Ribbon Wreath. (Actually, I made a couple of tie-dye wreaths, and I’ll share the others later.)
It took no time at all to wrap the wreath in ribbon. The hard part was deciding how to decorate this crazy, colorful creation. My original plan was for a flower child vibe with peace signs and smiley faces, but they didn’t look quite right. Next option, a pair of tie-dye flip flops, but I didn’t find a pair in time. So, I just went for a summertime flourish.
To make a Tie-Dye Ribbon Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Tie-dye ribbon, 1-1/2” wide, two spools
- Flower lei
- Silk daisies, one bunch
- Straight pins
- Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
- Tools needed: Scissors; transparent tape; knippers (optional)
To make a Tie-Dye Ribbon Wreath:
1. Pin one end of ribbon to the back side of the wreath, and then wrap the ribbon around the wreath. Slightly overlap each pass as you go ’round & ’round. Pin other end to reverse side of wreath and trim any excess ribbon. Repeat, till wreath is covered.
2. Carefully cut the string on the lei, set aside several flowers, and tape the ends. Glue one end of the lei to the back of the wreath and then wrap it around, covering about ¼ of the wreath. Glue the other end to the back of the wreath.
3. Trim four daisies from the stems. (Depending on your flowers, you might be able to simply pull the flowers off the stems without cutting.) Arrange three daisies on the lei and glue in place.
4. Glue the fourth daisy on the opposite side of the wreath. Glue lei flowers on either side of the daisy.
5. Knot together the ends of an 8” length of ribbon. Pin and glue the knot to the back of the wreath.
Do you like the tie-dye trend? Do you own any tie-dye clothing or accessories? And, have you tried any of the new tie-dye kits?