I love how you never know what you're going to find a Dollar Tree. When I turned the corner of an aisle and found not only a Wood Bead Wreath form but in black? Squeal! And then when I saw a tag to match? Double squeal!
- Wood Bead Wreath Form (Dollar Tree)
- Wood Bead Strung Tag (Dollar Tree)
- Faux Leather (On Hand)
- Silk Flowers (On Hand)
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
I remembered I had some faux leather in my stash from JoAnn. Decided this project needed a center bow and that this was perfect for it. I chose a bow image from those I have saved, sized in Cricut Design Space, and cut.
When you cut faux leather, you need to use a strong grip cutting mat (I use Cricut's purple one) and you also want to lay your leather right side down.
All of the faux leather I've seen has this woven backing so you want to cut through the back side to minimize fraying.
Here are the bow pieces cut out. I opted out of using the tail. Back in the stash for something else!
To assemble the bow, use hot or other strong glue (eg E6000) and fold in each side. Since this is a layered bow, repeat for the other layer.
Layer one bow atop the other, then using the rectangle strip from the bow pattern, wrap around and glue to secure.
The flowers I had on hand from a post-holiday 80% off sale so they were like, $2? I stripped the leaves, cut the stems to where I wanted them, bound them together with floral tape and hot glued to the wreath, then glued the bow on. I left the tag pretty much as-is, just adding the word "Love" cut from white vinyl.
I decided to angle it just because that's what my brain decided to do. Once I had it positioned the way I wanted, I burnished with my scraping tool and ...
In hindsight, I probably should have attached the tag before gluing the bow on but, I didn't! So I grabbed some twine and used the existing twine loop on the tag to secure it to the wreath.
Simple. Inexpensive. Love!
Love this idea! The wreath turned out great. The faux leather bow is a nice touch.
This turned out lovely!
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