With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite crafts with you all. I don’t consider myself very crafty but I have one execption. Ribbon wreaths. These wreaths are fairly easy to make but they are a little time consuming. Each wreath will cost about $20-$40 depending on the size and how much ribbon you need. I always recommend getting the ribbon from your local Dollar Tree or searching the sale section of Michael’s. Besides doing Christmas wreaths, I’ve also made Fall colored wreaths using gold and brown colored ribbon like the one I pictured below and you could do other types, too. Halloween wreaths would be spooky and cool and a sweet pastel wreath would be nice for Spring and Easter. The possibilities are endless.
Here’s what you need-
Spools of ribbon. I usually need at least 6 per wreath.
A foam wreath. I like to use the green garden wreaths. They are completely rounded instead of flat and you can find them at Michael’s or any craft store.
Sewing “T” pins.
What to do-
-Cut all your ribbon into small pieces, big enough to loop around. You can really choose how big you want each ribbon loop to be.
-Work one ribbon at a time. Take a ribbon, loop it, and connect the loop with a T pin. The T part should be on the inside of the ribbon, the pin pointing out.
-Stick each pin into the wreath until the ribbon is sitting nicely on the wreath.
-Repeat this process until the entire wreath is covered in ribbon.
Some helpful hints-
-I mix all the ribbon together so different patterns are evenly distributed on the wreath.
-More is always better. Get extra ribbon so you don’t have to run out to get more later. You can always return it.
-Fill in all gaps. You don’t want to see any of the foam peeking through.
Ways to hang it-
There are lots of ways to hang your wreath. You could connect a ribbon loop to the top or just do what I do and hang it on a nail.
These wreaths look fabulous on front doors, over fireplaces, and anywhere in your home that you’d like to have some extra decor. This would make a great craft for older kids to get them in the holiday spirit, with adult supervision, of course! They also make great gifts so children who don’t have money to spend for Christmas gifts could make these for grandparents or other family members who would treasure them always!
Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!