I purchased my supplies at Hobby Lobby and the beauty was the fact that I had a GIFT CARD!! My friends in the office all went together and bought a gift card for me for my birthday (back in JUNE!). They know me well and they know how much I like to craft and sew. I bought a roll each of orange and blue - War Eagle - Auburn colors. I love working on my kitchen table - best place in the world to work!!
As you can see, I have $25 worth of supplies (not counting the wire used in wrapping the ribbon). Each roll of Deco Mesh Ribbon was $9.99 and the large wreath was $4.99. If you had a 40% off coupon, you could save some dollars. If you are in Hobby Lobby and don't have a coupon, look up their website on your phone while you are waiting in line. If there is a coupon available, they will scan it from your phone!! While I was in Hobby Lobby, I also bought red and green and plan to make another wreath for Christmas. I don't know if I will use it on the front door or on the mantel perhaps????
I love the way it turned out. Our house is up on a hill and you can see the wreath really well from the street. I've seen other wreaths where they wind other types of ribbon around and put big wooden letters in the middle. Those are nice but for some reason, I wanted simple!!
This picture didn't load the first time - here is the wreath in progress. Oh - one thing I forgot to tell you. I twisted the mesh ribbon as I went along so that the orange and blue would be dispersed throughout -- otherwise, it would be all orange on the top and all blue on the bottom. Make sense?
It took me a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon to make the wreath and it was a great way to spend my time. I'm very happy with my creation!! Our football team is not playing very well this year but I can still say,