Football Season DIY

We are so excited at our house that football season is starting back up!  With a nice deep front porch at the new house, I am looking forward to having a wreath up year-round, without worrying about them weathering or fading.  I made a red and black wreath this weekend to kick off our UGA bulldog season.  I used this burlap ribbon wreath tutorial as a guide.  This wreath on etsy was my inspiration for color and style.  For making the bow, I used this tutorial.

I found the burlap ribbon and houndstooth burlap wired ribbon for the bow at Hobby Lobby.  They were having a 50% off sale, so I got the wire wreath and ribbon for $22 (I already had floral wire).  The Georgia ‘G’ was a Christmas ornament I picked up last year, so I don’t remember the cost for that.  It is hot-glued to the center of the bow.

Bradley loves the wreath, and I’m still a little on the fence.  I think it seems little frumpy to me(?)  Either way, it was not difficult to make and took me only a couple of hours from start to finish.  Go Dawgs!


To answer a question about making this wreath with two colors of burlap ribbon, I will try to explain my process.  I didn’t take any pictures while I was making it, because the tutorial I linked to has great pictures showing the process.  I started with the red ribbon and made a loop on each of the two outer wires of the wreath form.  Then I started the black ribbon the same way, but from the two inner wires of the wreath form.  The third loop I made using the red ribbon was attached to the same wire as the second loop I made using the black ribbon, which in effect crossed over the black ribbon.  Then I made a third loop in the black ribbon and attached it to the wire that the second red loop was attached to, so that I got an even distribution of color across the wreath.  I took a close-up picture of the back of the wreath to hopefully help show the attachment of the ribbon on each wire.

And with arrows showing one section of cross-over:

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I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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    1. Hi Paula,
      I followed the tutorial linked in the post, but I started with one color for a couple of loops on the two wires on the outside of the wreath form, then I would do a couple of loops of the second color on the two inner wires, then I made a third loop on the next to outside wire that crossed over the first color. Then I repeated until it was as full as I wanted it to be. Sorry I didn’t take any pictures as I was doing it – I made it up as I went along. I hope this helps.

      1. thanks so much
        i love to make wreaths
        this one will be a new one to try
        i have use burlap to make a rag wreath, what a mess
        i finally did get the tutorial page but your explanation will make it even easier
        how about an auburn or alabama ha ha
        GOD BLESS!

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