Make It Monday: House Divided Wreath

Thanksgiving is just over a week away, which also means the biggest college football rivalry games are coming soon, too. And in Washington state, that game is Apple Cup! I didn’t go to college in Washington, but since I work closely with the Kappa Delta chapter at Washington State University, I consider myself a Coug! Plus, the football coach, Mike Leach, coached at Texas Tech (Go Red Raiders!!) when I was a student there, so WSU is the obvious choice for my loyalty.

Chelsea went to the University of Washington, so come Apple Cup Weekend, we are a house divided!

I thought it’d be fun to celebrate Apple Cup with a new House Divided wreath for our front door. I visited Michaels for supplies, and came home ready to craft! Here’s what I bought:

I decided on the bolder wreath frame so that it’d be substantial in comparison to the flowers. I also decided that since my flowers would be all different colors to represent the two schools, I wanted them to all be the same type of flower, peonies. I bought little wooden squares and school stickers, plus a wooden football and football ribbon to tie everything together.

I started first with the layering of the flowers onto the wreath.

Next, I played around with the ribbon. After about a half hour of tucking it in different places, trying different sized bows, I wasn’t satisfied. So, I decided to let it sit overnight and come back to it the next day.

The next day, I eventually decided to create one big bow that would compliment the big bold flowers. And then I tucked in the wood squares and wooden football to add extra touches.

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When I want to create a bold bow, I like to use wired ribbon. It holds its shape, and even the bow tails can be formed to add depth and interest. Sometimes I’ll also add a dab of glue to the tail to attach it to the opposite side of the wreath so that it stays in place.

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I’m so happy with how the wreath turned out, and I’m excited for rivalry week and, of course, Thanksgiving!

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Are you a house divided? What two teams does your house root for??

Party on!
JW

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