Happy fall everybody! To celebrate the first day of fall, I made this wreath with a hidden Mickey! See, it's the maroon flowers. I'll be sending in my Imagineer application posthaste!
In any case, I'm gunna tell you how I made it.
12 inch grapevine wreath
One bunch of fake flowers
Ribbons- one 2 1/2 inch wired, one 1/4 inch unwired
Accent vine/wire/white bud "thing-ies"
I got all the supplies at Jo-ann Fabrics. And they were all on sale! Because heaven forbid we make it through Halloween before the Christmas stuff hits the shelves. But I guess I shouldn't complain too much, as it means fall decor goes on sale mid-September.
I sat outside to make my wreath, hoping to enjoy some beautiful fall weather and sip my coffee while I worked. Instead it's hot today and the bees are getting aggressive. Ah well, best laid plans of Mickey Mouse and men, right?
Then I sort of laid them out on the wreath to get an idea of where I wanted to put them.
"That is one my more brilliant ideas. And between you and me, that is saying something" - Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter is always relevant, even on a Disney blog.
I pulled the wire out of some of the leaf ribbon. I used that wire to attach everything to the wreath too. I wound some around what little stem was left and then wound the other side around a vine of the wreath.
For the tail, you make a basic cheerleader bow. With your desired amount of ribbon, start by making a loop that looks like those awareness ribbons. Then lay it face down (shown) and flatten the loop. Cinch and secure with wire. It will look like a bow. Shocker. Once your bow is made, even out the tails and cut them on an angle to prevent fraying. If you're wondering, this is the wire-less ribbon.
Attach the tailed-bow on top of the loops with wire. To hide all the ugly wire, tie another piece of ribbon around the center. You can use a skinny ribbon as I did, or a strip of ribbon you used for the bow itself. Then wire the completed bow to the wreath.
Now that the main pieces are all attached, it's time to add in all the little extras. The white buds are on wires, so I cut a handful of pieces and wound the ends around the vines. I just shoved some leaves into the vines. They will probably fall out, but I didn't want to mess up the flowers.
And voila! Your hidden Mickey fall wreath is done! You should really do this craft for yourself. I mean, it took me about an hour and all the stuff you need is on sale (no matter what craft store you go to, I saw Christmas ribbon and ornaments at Michael's last week too!). What do you have to lose?
After you're done, please post pictures of your wreath, because I would love to see them!