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Getting my Craft On

I know Saturday posts are unusual around these parts, but my activities last night were slightly unusual so you all get the benefit of reading about it on this Saturday morning.  You see, I read a lot of different blogs on a daily basis, HLB, lifestyle, snarky, and mom blogs.  Yup, you read that correctly, I have a handful of mommy bloggers residing in my Google Reader.  Ashley Paige is one of my favorites, not only because she sold me some J Crew clothes on the cheap, but because she’s funny, somewhat snarky at times, and loves a daily glass (or three or four) of wine.

Girlfriend has done some amazing craft projects lately, seriously check out the 1st birthday party she threw for her son, and when I saw the fall ribbon wreath tutorial she posted I just knew I had to try it.  So yesterday after work, latte in hand, I headed to Michael’s and picked up the supplies.

  • 12 spools of ribbon (4 yards each)
  • 1 18 inch wire wreath frame
  • 1 large pretty bow

Let me just say, thank god for that latte, it kept me up and caffeinated all through my crafting last night.  Anyway, once home I poured myself the cocktail AP recommended I have handy and got to cutting all my spools or ribbon into strips.  This is when I began to rethink all the spools of pretty, glittery ribbon I purchased.  The metal wire, the glitter flying everywhere, how transparent it is when not piled on top of each other…

Alright, all cup up and ready to go.  Then I began the daunting process of tying each piece of ribbon on the wire frame in a simple knot.  Um, I almost gave up relatively soon in because I thought it looked busted.  This is one of those things that looks better as you go and fill in all the empty spots.  AP must be a much more talented woman than I am, because she said this takes about 2-3 hours, well just about 5 hours later, one vodka and soda, two beers, and a glass of wine later, I finished mine.

Yay!  I’m super happy with the final results.  It’s perfectly fall and Halloweeny.  Seriously though, if you attempt this, avoid the glitter ribbon.  I eventually started pulling the metal wire out of the ribbon and was COVERED in glitter at the end of the night.  Also, after a while, glitter makes your hands feel weird.

Anyway, there you have it, a relatively simply at home craft project!  Related, am I a super loser for staying in on a Friday night to do this? Haha.