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Celebrate Christmas in July—How to Make a Wreath

Make a wreath to celebrate Christmas in July!! The holiday times are always so busy with shopping, parties, and decorating that it’s hard to find time to create. So—do your creating in July!! Start by making this Christmas in July wreath.Christmas in July Wreath

Supplies for a Christmas in July Wreath

Instructions for a Christmas in July Wreath

  1. Cut ribbons to appropriate lengths. Dovetail the ends of the ribbons by folding the ribbon in half and cutting the fold on an angle. Quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal.Dovetail Ribbons
  2. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Bowdabra
  3. Center the 20″ length of velvet tapestry ribbon in the Bowdabra.Tail in Bowdabra
  4. Place one end of the 24″ length of velvet tapestry ribbon face down in the Bowdabra.Ribbon in Bowdabra Face Down for Bow
  5. Make a two-loop fold and twist bow.First Loop in Bowdabra
  6. Using the 60″ length of chiffon ribbon, leave a 6″ tail and make a fold bow with six loops, ending with another 6″ tail.Chiffon Ribbon in Bowdabra
  7. Compress the ribbons with the Bowdabra wand.Compress Ribbons
  8. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten.Compress Ribbons
  9. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, tie a secure knot.Tie Secure Knot with Wire
  10. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra, bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie a secure knot. Leave the wire ends long for attaching the bow to the wreath.Tie Secure Knot on Reverse Side of Bow
  11. Make final adjustments to the bow loops and fluffy the bow.Fluff Bow
  12. Attach the bow to the wreath.Finished Christmas in July Wreath
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