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Chalkboard Crafts Baby Shower Ribbon Wreath

Let your guests know they’re in the right place with this super fun chalk board ribbon wreath! Not only does this wreath serve as a cute decoration for your baby shower and a great way to welcome your guests, it can also be used to decorate the baby’s nursery. Just change the writing on the board! And don’t forget the surprise hair bow!

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1. Start by cutting your ribbon into 6″ pieces. Tie double knots around the entire wreath until it’s completely covered. There’s no order to this, just fill it up. You can use a wicker or foam wreath. I purchased this one at the dollar store.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

2. Grab your picture frame. I used a 5 x 7 frame. Also purchased from the dollar store.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

3. Remove the frames backing and glass. Get rid of the glass.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

4. Go to a well ventilated area and spray paint the frame backing with the chalk board paint. Follow the directions on the paint can. I sprayed two coats of the chalk board paint, then waited 24 hours to write on it.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

5. Once completely dry place your frame backing back in the frame. Slip a longer piece of ribbon through the hardware on the back.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

6. Tie the ribbon around the wreath. Trim off the excess.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

7. Gather all the materials for the hair bow. Place Bowdabra ® Hair Bow Tool and Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra, leaving a space at the bottom for the Mini Bowdabra tower to move. Cut a 18” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Lay it into the Mini Bowdabra. You’ll have a loop at one end and two loose pieces at the opposite end

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

8. Place the two 5″ pieces of green polka dot grosgrain in the Mini Bowdabra.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

9. Fold the 22″ pink grosgrain ribbon in half to find the center point. Make a crease in the center. Place the ribbon at the crease mark down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

10. Grab one end of the ribbon and crease the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra leaving a two inch tail, pointing down.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

11. Grab the ribbon on the other side of the Mini Bowdabra tower. Fold over the first ribbon loop and down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra, leaving a two inch tail, pointing up. The two ribbons will form an X on the top of the Mini Bowdabra towers.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

12. Using the Hair Bow Tool and Ruler as your guide position all four loops evenly and symmetrically. Start with the bottom loop and make a crease in the center and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

13. Then take the top loop and make a crease in the center of it, as well, press into the Mini Bowdabra. Scrunch down the ribbon with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

14. Place the two 4″ pieces of yellow grosgrain in the Mini Bowdabra.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

15. Next place the two 4″ pieces of pink polka dot grosgrain ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

16. Use the Mini Bowdabra wand to scrunch it down.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

17. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

18. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot. Trim off the excess.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

19. Use your 6″ piece of green polka dot grosgrain to tie a knot around the bow.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

20. Use your hot glue to attach the alligator clip.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

21. Use the alligator clip to attach the bow to the wreath.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

22. Your Chalk Board Ribbon Wreath is ready to be hung!

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath

 

23. Or hang in the baby’s bedroom as a personalized wreath.

Chalkboard Ribbon Wreath by Amanda of The Little Giggler

 

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