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DIY Mardi Gras Beaded Wreath

Beads and bling: It’s a Mardi Gras thing. Lets add some sparkle to those doors this Mardi Gras with this simple, colorful beaded wreath.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete:20-30 minutes

Supplies Needed:

Once you have all your material gathered, lets start wrapping the wreath

I took all the 6mm string beads in the gold, green and purple- Wrapping around the wreath one color at a time. I used the glue gun to glue each new strand and every couple inches to help keep them in place.

After I had all the smaller 6mm string beads wrapping the wreath, I came in with my 11mm purple string beads. This helped add more pop to the garland and texture.

Time to add the fun parts to the mask! The mask came with ribbon to tie on the head, which i went ahead and cut those off. Find the best area on the wreath to glue on the mask. Once found, Take you hot glue gun and put the dabs of glue in the are that touch the wreath to help stay in place. Allow time to dry and come back in from the side to add more if needed for extra security.

I found these fun tinsel floral sprays that i just had to add with the mask. I felt like it was really going to help finish the look. I used my wire cutters and cut all the individual picks off the stem. Came in from the back side of the mask and hot glued them into place.

Mardi Gras is such a vibrant and festive celebration that is celebrated all over. Let’s add this beautiful, bright and festive wreath to your front door, above your mantel, or even in your office or classroom.

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How to make a bow in seconds!

Making a bow is a simple and elegant way to add a decorative touch to gifts, hair accessories, and other items.

With a little practice, you can learn to make a bow in just a few seconds using a few simple steps.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: Less the one minute

Supplies Needed:
Ribbon of choice

  1. You will cut a ribbon to the desired length. For this bow, i cut about 40 inches to create a bow with long tails.
  2. Find the middle of the ribbon and wrap around the palm of the hand. Once you get to the backside, you will then separate your fingers in a “V” shape (2 fingers on each side). Bring the ribbon between your middle and ring finger, then continue wrapping around your ring and pinky together.
  3. Bring around the back side, come between the middle and ring finger again. Then you will wrap around the pointer and middle finger.

4. You will then continue this process again to wrap around to create another loop on each section of fingers. Wrap the ring and pinky once more, then come between the middle and ringer finger. This will allow you to wrap around the pointer and middle for the last time.

5. Once around the pointer and the middle for the last time, you will then tuck the tail of the ribbon underneath the crisscrossed ribbon between the middle and ring finger. You will do this twice to create the middle of the bow.
6. Lastly, you can remove your fingers and secure the bow with a dap of hot glue on the back where the tail of the ribbon meet.

7. Fluff and adjust the loops to achieve the desired shape and fullness.

With a little practice, you should be able to make a bow in just a few seconds. You can use this technique to add a decorative touch to gifts, hair accessories, or other items.

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