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black, yellow, and burlap wreath with welcome sign

Check out what I made in the wreath shop this week! That’s right, more bumblebees! You may have seen the Summer Bow tutorial on the blog last week featuring this ribbon. But when I found this adorable black and yellow welcome sign from Carolina Pottery, I knew I had to bust out the bees again…

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prepping a floral arrangemtn container with foam and moss

It’s a topic that’s often glossed over in floral arrangement tutorials, but it’s a foundational skill you’ll need to know to be successful at making centerpieces and other non-wreath arrangements: How to foam and moss a container for a silk flower arrangements. And today in the wreath shop, I’ll be covering just that. Read on…

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black, yellow, and burlap summer ribbon

Today in the wreath shop, we’re making a Summer Multi Ribbon Bow. I had the honor of making these bows on Carolina Pottery’s Facebook page and thought I would share the video with you here! This simple bow is perfect for your summer wreaths or mailbox. I used 4 different ribbons, starting with a fun…

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Today in the wreath shop, I’m answering one of the most common questions I get from new wreath makers: “How do I make a wreath hanger for my wreath?” Keep reading or watch the video below and I’ll teach you how to make a hanger for a grapevine wreath and how to make a hanger…

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red ribbon bow showing unity and support for healthcare workers

What crazy times we live in these past couple months. Tension is high and everyone has their own opinion on how things ought to be handled. But the one thing it seems like everyone can agree on is that healthcare workers are doing amazing things for us and we are so grateful. The red bow…

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Valentines day bow with multiple ribbons

So I’m in the wreath shop actually making something for MYSELF today! It’s a set of big bright pink and red bows for my front door.  And I got through one of them and realized that so many of my beginner wreath making friends could use a video tutorial on how to make a big…

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Making a bow doesn’t have to be hard! In this video, I’m sharing how to make a funky wreath bow using multiple ribbons for a fall wreath. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Today we’re making a Funky Bow for a Fall wreath! My…

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How to make a double ribbon summer bow using the EZ bow Maker.

In this video, learn to make a double ribbon bow the easy way using the EZ Bow Maker. If you have arthritis or other pain in your hands, this is an easier way for you to make your bows!This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to use a steel pick machine for wreath making by www.southerncharmwreaths.com #wreaths

A week doesn’t go by that I don’t receive a question about my Steelpix machine! A floral pick machine can be a huge help to you in your wreath making business or hobby. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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Top 15 Wreath Making Tools by Southern Charm Wreaths

If you’re new to wreath making, it can get overwhelming to know what wreath making tools of the trade you need and don’t need.  Here are my top 15 most important tools to buy when you’re first starting to make wreaths.  These tools will make wreath making much more enjoyable. This post contains some affiliate links…

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How to Make a Popular Multi Ribbon Patriotic Bow

Independence Day celebrations are just around the corner and if you are like me, you like to decorate your home and make it look festive!  To help you with your decorating, I thought I would show you how to make a popular multi ribbon patriotic bow to be used in a wreath.  Of course you…

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Wreath Making How to Choose Colors by Southern Charm Wreaths

“How do I know what colors to use in my wreaths”? This is one question I get asked a lot and you know what, I’ve never really thought about it.  Listen, I’m no expert on color or interior design by any means. Seriously, I typically find a ribbon I like with a pretty pattern already…

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How to Make a Christmas Bow Using Different Ribbons

This bow is easy peasy! I know you can make this bow! I developed the “funky bow” technique a few years ago when trying to help my ebook customers use up all of their materials. You see, I can’t stand to throw away any ribbon, even scraps. Why? Because I’m a RIBBON ADDICT! There I…

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How-To-Prepare-Pine-Cones-for-wreaths

An easy way to prepare pine cones for wreaths! I love adding a bit of nature into my fall, winter and Christmas wreaths by using pine cones.  However, I also like to keep the cost of my supplies down so spending money on pine cones, which are abundant here in South Carolina, seems crazy.  I…

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#wreathblog tip - SouthernCharmWreaths.com suggest using an awl to poke a hole through pumpkins and then wiring them into wreaths.

Another #wreathmaking tip – Use an awl or ice pick to pierce/drill hole through pumpkins and then thread a pipe cleaner. Use the pipe cleaner to wire the pumpkin to your wreaths. You can find other tips like this in my ebook. #wreathmakingtip-Use an awl to pierce pumpkins, thread pipe cleaner, wire into wreaths. Click…

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Here’s a #wreathmaking tip- Use leftover silk leaves to help cover your mechanics on the back of the wreath. Just hot glue them into place. Silk leaves also work for softening the wreath back so it doesn’t scratch the door. #wreathblog Follow me on Instagram for more behind the scenes photos of wreath making and…

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How to make a simple spring wreath bow

I love the simplicity of a loose bow when designing my spring silk flower wreaths. Bows just seem to look better when they are more casual with a few long loops; especially if your wreath style is more on the wild and natural look. In this tutorial, I show you a ridiculously simple way to…

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How to make a multiple ribbon bow

If you are a frequent follower of mine, you know that I am a ribbon addict! I can’t get enough of fabulous ribbon because ribbon just makes me so happy!! Therefore, I’ve been searching for a way to make a bow with multiple ribbons using only a few yards of each ribbon.  I saw this…

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How to Use Wood Floral Picks

I choose to use wood floral picks on my flower or greenery stems that are either too thin or too short.  This ensures I have strong mechanics with my wreaths and it enhances the overall quality of the wreath construction.  My customers keep coming back to purchase from me because they know I pay attention…

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How to Attach a Plush Doll to Wreath

Adding plush dolls is a great way to take up space and add interest to a wreath. Since it will be the focal point of a wreath, I like to add it just after I’ve added ribbon or greenery to build up the base of the wreath and before adding ornaments or flowers.  Some dolls…

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How to make a funky whimsical bow using leftover ribbon

Not only do I have an addiction to ribbon but I hoard it!  That’s right, I’m so sick that sometimes I find ribbon that I have to purchase and then NEVER use!  I’m a sick sicky!  I tend to wait for THE perfect wreath or project to use it on.  Then, gradually in all my…

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Many times when I purchase wooden signs for my Deco Mesh Wreaths there are other embellishments on or attached to the sign that I don’t want or have room for on a wreath.  For example, the wooden sign in the wreath above was purchased with ribbon bows glued to the front of the sign and…

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