Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How to make a Ribbon Wreath

{  How to make a Ribbon Wreath  }



The deco-mesh and ribbon wreaths that are on display at some of the stores around here are just beautiful! I've always wanted one, but I just couldn't afford the high price tag for them. In some of the stores around here, those wreaths can run anywhere from $90-$150, and I'm just to poor for that. Especially since I am always changing my mind on what I like. I'd hate to spend $100 on a wreath, just to be bored with it in a month.

My friend Jordan taught herself how to make the deco-mesh wreaths and the wreaths that she makes are just as beautiful as those ones in the stores. So when we were at Hobby Lobby a while back and she was picking up ribbon, so that she could teach herself how to make a ribbon wreath, I told her that she had to teach me too. We bought our ribbon and went back to her place to start crafting. After a few attempts of trying to figure out the best way to attach and lay the ribbon, we were on a roll.

I love how simple it is.
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I think I've made seven or so wreaths since then haha. I love them. Each one takes me about 30 minutes to make now.



(Printable Instructions Here) 

Ribbon Wreath Tutorial
How to make a Ribbon Wreath
Materials:
  • 1 (10inch-12inch) Styrofoam wreath
  • 1 pack straight pins
  • Scissors
  • 7 spools of thick ribbon (4 yards each)
  • *for mine I used*
  • 2 spools of Hot Pink Ribbon
  • 2 spools of Black and White Patterned Ribbon
  • 1 spool of Glittery White Ribbon
  • 1 spool of Glittery Black Ribbon
  • 1 spool of Solid White Ribbon
  • 1 Silk Flower (Optional)
Instructions
Take the solid white ribbon and wrap the styrofoam wreath, covering it completely. 
Next, cut the remaining ribbon into 4 inch segment. 
Taking one 4 inch ribbon segment at a time, loop the ribbon by placing one end the ribbon ontop of the other end of the ribbon, sort of in the shape of an “awareness ribbon”. 
Use 1 straight pin per ribbon loop. Place ribbon onto styrofoam wreath and secure with a pin where the ribbon crosses. 
Working in sections cover the wreath with and alternating ribbons. 
For the accent color loops around the wreath (the hot pink ones in my wreath) , take 12-14 segments of 4-inch ribbon and loop each one, into a circle. 
Secure each one to the wreath with a straight pin, going around the wreath, leaving about an 1 ½ inch space between each one. 
Cut stem from silk flower and stick into wreath.
Yield: 1

** This Ribbon Wreath Tutorial was also an article in our local Her Magazine, featured in the May 2012 Issue


Here are a few others that I've made: