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Two years ago when my husband was coming home from Pakistan I knew I wanted to make his homecoming awesome- you know, with signs, balloons etc. I decided I NEEDED a red, white and blue wreath to go along with my American flag I’d have waving outside on my front door. I searched and searched and was kind of shocked at how expensive wreaths were in general! I saw a few that were adorable, namely ribbon wreaths, but they were way out of my budget. I knew my happy little fingers would smile when I decided I could make my own. Now it’s kind of an addiction and I need them for every holiday! I’m so excited to share with you this easy easy easy ribbon wreath tutorial. Whether it’s Christmas, Spring time or another occasion, there is a wreath that can be made! Here is a similar burlap bubble wreath we shared a while back.
Who doesn’t love a happy wreath hanging on their front door?
What you need:
- 14 inch Styrofoam wreath form
- 1/2 yard of burlap or ribbon
- 16 yards of wired, 1 1/2 inch thick ribbon in your color choice.
- Ball point pins
Wrap your wreath form with either colored ribbon or burlap. Pre-cut your ribbon into 4 inch long strips. My yellow ribbon was not wired and I really preferred using wired ribbon because it laid nicer. Unless there is a ribbon you’d die without, go with wired!
Fold your ribbon in half (hamburger style) and then at the bottom bring the ends together (hot dog style) and push a ball point pin through. Then stick it into your wreath form. Push your ribbon down a little bit so that it takes up more space and isn’t just sticking straight up. I liked the ribbon bubbles to be closer together, so I used a lot of ribbon. I probably could have used a lot less ribbon had I been ok with a looser affect. Whatever floats your boat! When you’re just about done, remember to save some space so that you can add a piece of ribbon so that you can hang your ribbon wreath!
Seriously, anyone can make this. No “I’m not crafty” excuses! The hardest part was picking out the ribbon patterns!
For another wreath tutorial, check out this Burlap Bubble Wreath tutorial!
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