Initial Door 'Wreath" by Nicole

Friday, September 4, 2015

Nicole on the blog today.  I've made quite a few door wreaths over the years.  Pretty much all were for a holiday or season and I actually don't have one that is for the everyday.  That is what I'm going to show you today is how I made my new "wreath" that is hanging on my front door.  I used French Wired Ribbon in Porcelain Blue as an accent and a hanger.

I started by making a template cut from card stock and used that to trace onto three pieces of chipboard.
I cut out three since the chipboard I had on hand wasn't very thick.  I then glued these three together to make the base nice and thick.  Now I gathered a few more supplies:  a dowel, book paper, and glue.

I started rolling the book paper on the dowel and gluing the edge.
Once glue has secured the edge, slide it off the dowel.  

Once you've made a good handful start laying them down and gluing to the chipboard.  

I worked in sections gluing down quite a few and then turning the chipboard over and cutting off the overhang with scissors.  

Here is the completed letter covered in rolled dictionary paper.

Next I started with a simple ribbon. 
 To get a full bow I cut another length of ribbon and slipped the length underneath this bow.  

Tie this in another bow the opposite direction of the bottom.  Clip the extra ribbon.  
I love using this ribbon technique when you I want something a little more full than just a simple bow. 
I finished with some card stock flowers that I attached using glue and foam adhesive.  

Here is another look at my finished initial hanging on my front door. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Nicole

Flower SVG cut files by Jamie Cripps from


Melissa Craig said...

Absolutely stunning wreath Nicole. Thank you for the step by step pictures. Great inspiration!

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