Take (2) 10-inch strips of mesh and roll them up into curls. Place one curl on top of the other in an “X” shape. Attach them to the outside of your wreath base with one of the pipe cleaners on the base. You’ll end up with 6 pairs of curls around the outside of your wreath.
Create a very simple ruffle by scrunching another mesh strip in the middle without curling the ends. Add one of these ruffles in a vertical direction on top of each of your “X” curls so that it makes your curls look really full.
Repeat the same ruffle process with your 20" strips of mesh, attaching each one to the base with one of the inner pipe cleaners in a perpendicular direction to the outer ruffles.
Take your first 1.5” ribbon and use your ribbon tail board to cut (6) 14-inch strips. Do the same thing with the other 3 ribbons. Trim all the ends in a dovetail shape.
Measure out and cut 72” of each ribbon.
Grab your EZ Bow Maker and 4” ribbon. Measure out 12” tails and 7” loops and form them into an “X” shape.
Measure out 12" tails and 6.5" loops with your first 1.5” ribbon in the same “X” shape. Repeat the process with the 2.5” ribbon but make the loops 6”.Repeat the same process one more time with your last 1.5” ribbon, making the loops slightly smaller at 5.5”.
You’ll have scraps leftover from each ribbon. With your first 3 ribbon scraps, scrunch them off-center from the middle and add them to your bow, folding the tail down toward the bottom of the bow. Alternate sides for the ribbon tails.
Use your final ribbon scrap as your center bow. Then grab a pipe cleaner. Carefully pull your bow off the EZ Bow Maker and twist on your pipe cleaner to secure your bow.
Prepare your sign. Add a dab of superglue to all 4 corners of the back and quickly put a mounting square on top of each dab of glue. Add hot glue around all edges of each square to secure them in place.After the glue dries, attach a pipe cleaner to each mounting square.
Take your ribbon tails and create pairs. One at a time, pinch a ribbon tail pair in the middle and attach it all around the outside of your wreath frame using the same pipe cleaners you used for your ruffles. Alternate ribbon tail pairs as you make your way around the frame.
Next, add ribbon tail pairs to the inside of the frame. Arrange each of these tails into an “X” shape.
Now it's time to add your bow to the wreath in the top left portion of the frame. Dovetail the tails.
Attach your sign using the pipe cleaners you added to the back. Add your sign on the right side of the wreath, tucked into the bow.Prevent the bow from covering up the sign by adding a dab of hot glue to the edge of the sign and using it to glue any ribbon loop that might get in the way.
*NOTE: in order to keep the ruffles from fraying, I burned the ends with a wood-burning tool.