I started with the things below. I ended up switching out that white ribbon for some silver stuff that I had from aerie (you know how they tie the bags? finally found a use). I added more tools but I'll talk about that in a minute.
|18 inch straw wreath (much cheaper than foam) $4.99 Hobby Lobby|
Natural Jute 135 ft. $3.99 Hobby Lobby
Hot glue gun & glue
this tutorial from My Girl Thursday's blog because Elycia made a similar wreath and tested the look of a felt bow as well. I quickly realized that while the felt bows are adorable, I didn't want to go buy felt (I only had purple, black, yellow and pink) and then I found my aerie ribbon stash so it all worked out.
I started the bow with this tutorial. Everything went smoothly until I couldn't find any tiny wire. I tried safety pins and failed miserably. I ended up using a scrapbooking tool, the Crop A Dile, to punch a hole in the center and inserted a square-head fastener (kind of like these). Although I really didn't want to hot glue the bow because I plan to make different ones and planned to switch them for seasons, I ended up having to.
I think it turned out okay anyways.