As I mentioned in a post last week, I have been a little addicted to making wreaths lately. (Click here to see more.) I have been "seeing" wreaths in all I do. So when I was making spaghetti a few days ago and opened up a jar of canned tomatoes, the ring for the canning jar just jumped out at me. It is round, like a wreath, and little and cute! I was so excited to try it!
I began by using white tulle. I cut strips of the tulle into 12 inch pieces. I then tied them in a double knot around the ring, sliding them tight together and lining up each knot with the previous knot. I found I liked the underside of the ring the best. See here...
I did this all the way around the ring. It was very quick work - actually only took a few minutes! I cut one strip of tulle several inches longer than the others to use to hang the wreath.
I found this cute ribbon for $1.00 for a spool of 4 ft. at Wal-Mart. I used a hot pink polkadot on light pink ribbon, a light pink with hot pink ladybugs, and a glittery polkadot ribbon. I cut these in shorter strips and tied them around the knot of the tulle.
The hot pink ladybug ribbon inspired me to add a few more details. I used my Cricut and cut a 3 inch "Love Bug" phrase and a 3 inch ladybug. These shapes are from the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge. I glued the cut-outs onto just a couple strips of
ribbon to hold it in place.
It is only about 10 inches in diameter. The small size, with the pink ladybug ribbon and the "Love Bug" wording all goes together so well. It is adorable, if I do say so myself!