Thursday, April 8, 2010

super grover in "prisoner of the curly ribbon wreath"

I have been seeing this absolutely fabulous curly ribbon wreath project all over the web. My bbff, Kim, initially sent me over the link and I have been dreaming about it non-stop. I love this idea..Easy and cool....I attempted to follow the excellent tutorial on Embellished Bayou, but I had to make a few adjustments. I could not find the premade curly ribbon bows in my party color palette. Bummer..I wound up buying four colors of the curling ribbon and made my own. I also used a different wreath base than the tutorial shows. I also wound up tying the ribbons around instead of stapling or gluing.

I kind of attached Super Grover to the wreath by taking pieces of the curly ribbon and binding his hands and pulling them tightly. I also tied him around the legs. He appears to be an inmate, or a prisoner of the wreath...I have to laugh, that's funny! I also added some silver star wire garland and a few party blowouts for fun!

It took longer then I thought it would, but it is beyond adorable and the birthday boy was over the moon when he saw it...Worth every second...and every individual ribbon curl I had to make with my scissors:) LOL!


Angie said...

I love this wreath! And S.G. is really workin' it. So cute!

lizard n ladybug said...

I heart this!!! It looks great!!
I can't believe you curled all the ribbon yourself!! ahh..the things we do for our children :)

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

you rocked it out girl! ...maybe Grover can get out early for good behavior ;o)

Kim @
party inspiration

Embellished Bayou said...

Totally cute, you did a great job! It was worth all the extra effort!

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Okay, let's try this comment again...I'm watching survivor and not paying attention.

Sigh...Wow...I <3 you! GREAT idea (even if it is stolen). And I like Embellished Bayou's better than the store orginal but I like yours the best :)

As for Grover, I'm sure he'd prefer being tied down to having a sick up his butt! ER...I mean backside.

Natalie said...

It looks great! I cant waite to see how the party turns out. Good Luck and HAVE FUN:)
p.S take lots of pics!!!!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

That looks fantastic!!

Tiffany@Fizzy Party said...

I am ALL about colour and this screams it. The first thing you see says,THIS is going to be a party to remember. I love that you go the extra mile with the details. A partier after my own heart.