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Did you guys have a great holiday weekend?  Ours was fantastic!  We went home and I got to spend some quality cuddling time with my one week old nephew.  I love how snuggly lil babies are!  Anyways - when we drove home the hubby was driving.  And when he drives up to our house, he always drives around the "other" way to our house.  I just drive up to the side where the garage door is, he comes around the other way.  So as we drove up, I got a much better view of the front door.  And whoopsy - my spring sign was still up. 

Well, this presented an excellent opportunity to come up with a new summer wreath.  I was flipping around online last night and found these cute napkin rings on MarthaStewart.com.  I loved the idea of the little flowers made out of ribbon - so I decided to use this idea to make some flowers for my wreath.

So to start you need some ribbon. 

Fold it up accordion style and then run a needle with some thread through the short end (aka - where I am holding it pinched).  

Knot the thread and then fan out the pleats.  Put a little fabric glue between your two ends and voila - an adorable flower!

Next to attach the flower to my grapevine wreath - I ran a bobby pin through the flower.

Then you just find a nice lil vine and slide it on there.

I grouped them in threes.  Ta-da!  Finished wreath - I think it is sooo adorable!  I especially love my bandana print ribbon I found!

So what about you?  Got anything fun and summery on your door?

Linking this up to 
Trash to Treasure with Kimm @ Reinvented
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today's Creative Blog
Boardwalk Bragfest with Jan @ Bobbypins Boardwalk

Fabric Fun Thursday with Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
And I am adding this to the CSI Projects Martha Stewart Challenge.

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15 frugal friends said ...

Christine said... @ June 7, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I love the ribbon! Such a fun wreath!!

Shaheen said... @ June 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

You know. This Christmas I am going to make my own. Thank you for inspiring.

Elizabeth said... @ June 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I love it!! How cute! I have a wreath just like that, waiting...now I know what for! However, I am a little intimidated when it comes to sewing of any kind....hmmm...maybe I'll have to get over that hurdle, because that's just stinkin' cute!

Kim -today's creative blog said... @ June 8, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Those are perfect! Love them.

Cindy Adkins said... @ June 9, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Wow--how adorable--it looks fantastic!!!
Thanks so much for the tutorial too--
such a great idea and yours turned
out perfect!
Cindy Adkins

Unknown said... @ June 9, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Too cute, Jess. And congrats on making the top 10 over at CSI! Wow! I really need to get some home decor projects going, but I've been too busy painting clients' pieces.

LisaDay said... @ June 9, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I was quite impressed by your skill. I have no skill although I do like to attempt things like scrapbooking and such. My welcome sign was created by Coconut Palm Designs (http://www.coconutpalmdesigns.blogspot.com/). It's a peaceful Muskoka chair scene.

Thanks for popping by my blog.


Alyssa said... @ June 9, 2010 at 1:20 PM

This is great. I'm horrible at crafting - so thank you for the tutorial on how to create the little flowers! It looks so pretty!


Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said... @ June 9, 2010 at 1:33 PM

What a great idea for the 4th of July! This project would be perfect to share for my Tips and Tricks linky party going on right now.

I would like to invite you to visit the cottage, and join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:


You can get the details here:


Hope to see ya there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Anonymous said... @ June 9, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Jess, those are THE sweetest little flowers. I love the ribbon that you chose to use for them. The wreath is so darling. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing this perfect "bragable" on the Boardwalk Bragfest. I love it!

Michelle @Flying Giggles said... @ June 9, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Very cute...going to check out your blog!

Decor To Adore said... @ June 9, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Your wreath is so happy and festive!

KimMalk said... @ June 10, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Jess, this is so cute. What a great idea using the napkin ring inspiration. Good luck on the CSI challenge. Thank you for linking to FFT :).

A GAL NEEDS... said... @ June 10, 2010 at 11:05 PM

That is so adorable! That has really inspired me to get a wreath out before the 4th of July! It's just so cute! Thanks so much!

Sarah said... @ July 6, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I loved this idea so much I ran out to my local $1 ribbon bin and bought some cute colors. My son's birthday (polka dot themed) was in a few days and this would have been a cute decoration for the door. I found one problem, to get the cute circle accordian look, it has to be thick ribbon like 1in+ I still made my ribbon wreath, but mine ended up looking more like flowers :)I plan on posting my experience while linking to your blog so people can see you're cute spin from the original napkin ring idea.

PS, I loved your star addition, it was perfect "pop"

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