This wreath is so girly and sweet it MUST be for Valentine’s Day!
I have to tell ya though that punchinello ribbon is one of those things I love/hate in equal measure. I find all the little holes fascinating. I have heard that punchinello is what is left over after sequins or confetti are punched out of the strip of plastic ribbon but I can’t find any information to confirm that. I like the idea of using a product that might otherwise be thrown in the landfill but on the other hand I thinks it’s one of those “granny craft” items and I usually pass it by. Until I made this, that is!
Wrap the flora-satin ribbon around the wreath… leave the plastic on the wreath or you’ll have straw EVERYWHERE! Secure it in a few areas with fern pins.
Cut the Punchenello into approximately 9″ lengths and the tulle into 18″ lengths.
Double over the punchinello, gather the cut ends and push fern pin into punchinello (it’s easiet if you line up the holes a bit rather than trying to push the pin through the stiff plastic) and secure the loop to the straw wreath.
Make two loops out of the length of tulle and secure to the wreath the same way you did the punchinello. Place all of the loops of tulle and punchinello close together filling in the face, outside and inside of the wreath. This takes a LONG time! If you find it hard to push the fern pins into the straw wreath you might use a flat screwdriver or some other strong flat tool to do the pushing for you.
Isn’t this great? It looks like a tutu for the wall! You could also wrap a strand of lights in and around all of the loops of punchinello and tulle for a lighted wreath. What about a strand of heart shaped lights? Maybe a poof of feather boa here and there? There are lots of things you could do with this to make it your own!
Punchinello comes in lots of colors and so does tulle so you could make a wreath for just about any reason or season. I think an all white one might look cool on the doors of the church where a wedding is going to take place.