Sunday, April 7, 2013

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath


-         Foam wreath form
-         Pins
-         Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
-         Ribbon & Fabric
-         Flowers/Garland Decorations
-         Hanging hardware

Time Commitment:

 ~ 2-3 hours (depending on how hardcore you get with decorating)

This project is based on a wreath I saw at the Longwood Gardens Christmas Displays, and has been modified for a spring wreath!

How to Make it Happen:

Step 1- Get the right base
1) This is the kind of form that works best- if it’s not smooth, the ribbon will look bunchy. It can be harder to find, but it’s worth it.

Step 2- Start covering

 2) For this wreath, I am using strips of fabric and will cover them with some ribbon. Wrap the fabric or ribbon tightly around the form and use straight pins to hold them in place.

Step 3- Ready for outside decorations

3) The ribbon part of the wreath is finished! If you don’t want to decorate the outside of the wreath, then you’re done at this point- but I’m adding fake flowers and ivy.

Step 4- Hot glue gun time!
4) Cut flowers and ivy, leaving an approximately 1/2”-1” stem to glue to the back of the wreath. Decorate until you’re happy with the look, then add the hanging hardware to the back of the wreath.

Step 5- Tada!

5) Hang your wreath and enjoy! This can be made with a variety of ribbons and decorations, so modify as you like!


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