Mini Ribbon Wreath Ornaments

Mini Ribbon Wreath Ornaments

No matter how you decorate for the Holidays…Shabby, Homespun, Country or Cute.

You can easily customize these Mini Ribbon Wreath Ornaments to fit your personal style.

Easy to make and sure to impress.

Craft Ideas Holiday 2015

My Mini Ribbon Wreath Ornaments were featured in Craft Ideas Magazine’s 2015 Holiday Issue.  (pg. 46 & 47)

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To make the Mini Ribbon Wreath Ornaments

Finished Size : 3”

Materials Used:

  • Smoothfoam 2 7/16” x 1/2” Round Wreath
  • 3 yards of Ribbon (1/4” or 3/8”)
  • 1/8″ Scor-tape or Red Lined Tape
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive
  • Jingle Bell and Jump Ring
  • Adhesive Pearls
  • Mini Bottle Brush Trees
  • Computer Generated Greeting printed on Cream Card-stock
  • Burlap or Scrapbook Paper Backing
  • Thin Metallic Trim for Hanging
  • Chipboard
  • Scissors


  1. Apply a strip of 1/8″ adhesive around the outside edge of the Smoothfoam wreath. This keeps the ribbon securely in place while wrapping.
  2. Wrap ribbon tightly around wreath. When you’ve wrapped the ribbon half way around wreath add the jump ring with jingle bell to ribbon so that it hangs on the bottom of the wreath and continue wrapping. When finished wrapping the ribbon, glue ribbon end onto back of wreath.
  3. Add metallic ribbon trim on top of the wreath as the ornament hanger.
  4. Glue mini bottle brush tree inside wreath.
  5. Glue a piece of burlap or scrapbook paper onto a piece of chipboard and cut into a circle that will cover the inside of the wreath and glue to the back of the wreath.
  6. Print a computer generated greeting on to a piece of cream card-stock. Cut down to size and notch out both ends to create a banner.
  7. Give the banner a quick wave using your fingers and glue onto the bottom of the wreath.
  8. Add adhesive pearls on to the wreath.
  9. Add bow on the top of the wreath to finish it off.

The Mini Ornaments were designed by me (Sue Eldred) and created for and sponsored by Craft Ideas Magazine.


Together is my Favorite Place to be…

Together is my Favorite Place to be

We took this photo a couple of months ago, the last time we were all together.

I always make them do a group picture.  (it’s what I do)

My youngest son had the idea to take the picture in front of the old barn.

So we set up the tri-pod and self timer and I got this fun shot.

I am so Thankful for my Family.

After we got this picture, the real run began.

The boys started kicking the soccer ball around.

There were foot races, push ups and a lot of good family fun.

Echo Park Family Album

I found The Story of Family Collection by Echo Park and knew it was perfect for these pictures.

Echo Park Family Album Inside

Happy Thanksgiving.


Warren’s Masterpiece

Warren's Masterpiece

I love watching little kids as they create.

At almost two, Warren doesn’t always get to use markers.

He just quietly worked on his Masterpiece for at least 10 minutes or more.

Just happy creating.

I wish I had that freedom.  (my head gets in the way)

My Masterpiece

For Warren’s frame I decorated a clear flat acrylic frame from Deflecto Craft Solutions by adding a

couple strips of Washi Tape along with some Lime Green Iron-on Letters from Joy SA Inc.

I glued the letters onto the frame (since I couldn’t iron them) and added a couple magnet strips

to the back.

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Warren was so proud of his Masterpiece. 


*This project was created for Joy SA Inc. and sponsored by Joy SA Inc. and Deflecto Craft Solutions.

Etched Snowflake Candy Jar

Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Idea

When it comes to the Holidays I love Quick and Easy Gift Ideas.

For the Snowflake Candy Jar…

I used a small canning jar etched with snowflakes and filled with candy.

It’s a project that I was able to put together in under a half hour.

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To make the Snowflake Candy Jar… 

  • Punch a strip of Snowflakes using etchmask™ vinyl and a snowflake punch.
  • Carefully cover the jar with the vinyl.
  • Make sure to burnish the vinyl to get out air bubbles and to make sure the all edges all down.
  • Apply a thick coat of Etchall over the snowflake cut out using the squeegee.
  • Wait 15 minutes.  Scrape excess etching crème from the side of the jar and return extra etching crème back into the bottle. (it’s reusable)
  • Rinse jar with warm water to clean.
  • Remove Stencil and dry.
  • Add adhesive rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.

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  • Cut a small circle from decorative scrapbook paper and adhere to lid of the jar.
  • Embellish jar with greenery stem, jingle and bow.

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   This would make a great Teacher, Hostess, Bunco, or Gift Exchange Gift.

This project was created for and sponsored by Etchall®.

Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Class

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♥ “Home Sweet Home” Recipe Book

at The Paper Forest in Washington, IL

Tuesday, December 8th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost:  $35

Create a spiral bound recipe book using Graphic 45’s “Home Sweet Home” scrapbook paper and stickers.  Inside the album is several heavy duty pouches from Deflecto just waiting for your own special recipes.  Perfect Gift Idea!

Contact The Paper Forest or 1-309-745-3440 to sign up.

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French Country Fall Stenciled Burlap Table Runner

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Today’s project is a French Country Inspired Stenciled Burlap Table Runner for Fall.

This table runner is a Quick & Easy DIY project with no sewing involved.

Supplies 223

To make the table runner you’ll need:

Stenciling 269

Stenciled 380


  1. Make sure to lay paper down before stenciling on burlap.
  2. Tape around stencil with removable painter’s tape so that the stencil won’t move.
  3. Using a stencil brush, dip just the tip of your brush into the paint.  Tap off excess paint.
  4. Stenciling is a “dry” brush technique.
  5. Apply paint with stencil brush in a straight up and down motion called stippling.
  6. Clean Stencil between each image.
  7. Glue lace trim onto each edge of the runner using Fabri Tac glue.
  • Burlap is a rough fabric.  You may want to add a layer of fabric or felt underneath the runner to protect the finish of your table.

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Fall Display

Because I really liked how the table runner turned out…

I decided to create a pillow for the comfy chair in my dining room

I used muslin as a lining for the burlap and on the reverse side of the pillow.

French Inn Stenciled Burlap Pillow

(The pillow, of course, consisted of some sewing.)


Disclaimer:  This project was sponsored by DecoArts and uses Amazon Affliate links.

How to make a Holly Jolly Flip Album…

Holly Jolly Flip Book

I wanted to share with you today one of my favorite projects from my Holiday Workshop

last Saturday.  It is the “Holly Jolly Flip Album” using paper from Canvas Corp Brands

Farmhouse Christmas Collection and a 5″ x 7″ Black Acrylic Frame from Deflecto Craft Solutions.

It’s a fairly simple project and the ladies were able to complete the album in just a couple of hours.

But, before I get to all the details on how to make the album…

I wanted to share a few more pictures from the Workshop of the album in progress.

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distressed page

Some of the ladies distressed their pages with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  (loved it)

Darlene and Kathy

Pam and Phebe

working on the flip book

Here we are at the end of the day.  (still smiling)

Holiday Workshop 2015

And now on to the nitty gritty details…

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Holly Jolly Flip Album

Here’s the complete supply list:


  1. Mark and measure hole placement on black acrylic frame.
  2. Drill 3/8” holes into frame.
  3. Cut a 7” x 9” piece of Red & Kraft Ribbon Stripe paper and insert into frame.
  4. Album Cover: Cut the “Holly Jolly Christmas” section from the Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft. Layer it onto black cardstock, kraft corrugated paper and then another back cardstock layer.
  5. Cut a 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” piece of Red & Black Stitched Diamonds and adhere it onto a piece of 5” x 7” Red Cardstock layer. Add a 3/4” x 4 3/4” strip of Red & Kraft Ribbon Stripe. Adhere “Holly Jolly” layers onto the Red & Black Stitched Diamonds.
  6. Punch a 1 11/16” circle from the Better Not Pout Tags and glue onto the back of the Optical lens by adding craft glue along the outside edges of the lens. Add jump ring to Optical Lens.
  7. Mark and measure holes to line up with black acrylic frame on the Album Cover and punch holes. Add eyelets to holes with the Crop-a-dile.
  8. Tie a piece of gold ribbon around the front of the album cover.
  9. Cut several pieces of black 5” x 7” cardstock layers to use as the pages of the album. Decorate album pages using additional scrapbook paper layers, strips, flips, pockets, trim, cords, tickets and mini bags.
  10. Align, measure and punch holes in the top of the album pages.
  11. Add album cover and pages to the black acrylic frame using medium book rings. Add Optical lens to ring.
  12. Embellish the stand by adding gold decorative trim with Fabri-Tac glue.

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“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.”


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