The amount of different wreath projects I have made over the years is beyond ridiculous. I have a ‘thing’ about wreaths to be completely honest.
The truth is that these Ribbon Wreaths offer an affordable and beautiful way to add some extra flair to the walls of your home. And it is also surprisingly simple and enjoyable. With just a few basic materials that can be bought affordably from any store, or the use of upcycled fabrics (like old t-shirts or sheets) you’ll be able to create unique wreaths for displaying around your house in no time.
What you need to make a ribbon wreath
Making a ribbon wreath is a very simple process that can be done with minimal supplies.
All you need is:
- A wire wreath form or hanger
- Ribbon in the colors and style of your choice
The first step is to form the hanger into a circle. To do this, twist the wire around itself until it forms a circle. Make sure that the circle is tight so that the wreath will hold its shape.
Next, cut a piece of ribbon that is about twice as long as the circumference of your wreath. Tie one end of the ribbon around the top of the wreath, and then glue the other end to the back of the wreath. Make sure that you glue it securely so that it won’t come loose.
Continue adding pieces of ribbon in this way, spacing them out evenly so that the wreath looks symmetrical. You can use any color or type of ribbon that you like, so be creative!
When you’re finished, hang your wreath on your door or wall and enjoy!
Let’s look at some amazingly easy DIY craft projects below for everything you need to know about how to make a perfect ribbon wreath!
1.How to Make a Ribbon Wreath – Easy!
In The How To Mom you can follow a very easy Step-by-Step tutorial to make this beautiful ribbon wreath.
2. DIY Ribbon Wreath
Kirsten from sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com wanted somthing special for her Mom’s birthday that didn’t cost much and she got crafty and made this gorgeous wreath.
I love that color combination so much!
3. Valentine’s Day Ribbon Loop
In My Pinterventures, you can follow a video tutorial to make this amazing Valentines wreath. It can serve as your own decor or maybe to gift to a loved one.
4. DIY Ribbon in Three Easy Steps
DIY Candy shows us how to make this lovely one ribbon wreath. This easy ribbon wreath is completed in three easy steps. You’re going to cut the pipe cleaners, then you’ll start the steps of attaching ribbon.
You’ll do three rows – one, two, and three. It’s that simple!
5. Deco Mesh Wreath the Easy Way
Not exactly with ribbon but Elizabeth shows us this process step by step in the most delightful and detailed way possible. She also has a video tutorial is you prefer that way.
This one could well be used for the patriotic décor that I love so much, so really considering it for myself next year!
6. Autumn Fabric Wreath
I have left the best for last. This is by far my favorite for the simple fact that it is literally $0 cost and 100% creativity.
With just a hanger and some old fabric, this autumny craft project will make your home look amazing. Check it out here.
What kind of ribbon is used for wreaths?
Ribbons come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There are so many different types of ribbon that can be used for wreaths, it can be hard to know where to start.
Grosgrain ribbon is a popular choice for wreaths because it is sturdy and easy to work with. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect one to match your holiday decor.
Satin ribbon is another popular choice for wreaths. It is soft and shiny, and comes in many colors and designs.
Burlap ribbon is the one if you want your wreath to have a more rustic look. Burlap is a natural fiber that comes in a variety of colors, and it has a textured finish that gives your wreath a unique look.
There are also many other types of ribbon that can be used for wreaths, such as velvet, lace, and silk.
So whatever your style may be, there is sure to be a type of ribbon that will fit it perfectly.
Another option is to make your own ‘ribbon’ out of old used items such as old t-shirts, sheets, towels, etc.
How many yards does it take to make a ribbon wreath?
It’s difficult to say exactly how many yards of ribbon you will need as it will depend on the size of your wreath form, the width of the ribbon, and how full you want the wreath to be.
Here are a few general guidelines to help you estimate it:
- For a standard 18-inch foam wreath form, you will need about 10-15 yards of ribbon.
- For a larger 22-inch foam wreath form, you will need about 15-20 yards of ribbon.
- If you are using a ribbon with a wide width (such as 2.5 inches or wider), you may need less ribbon.
- If you want a very full, lush wreath, you will need more ribbon.
Keep in mind that these are just rough estimates, and you may need to adjust the amount of ribbon you use based on your specific project. It’s always a good idea to have a little extra ribbon on hand, just in case!
Different types of ribbon wreaths you can make
This is the best thing about them, they are so versatile; you can use them to decorate for any occasion! The most common ones are:
One type of ribbon wreath is the Christmas wreath. This wreath is typically made from green or red ribbon, and is decorated with ornaments and other festive embellishments. A Christmas wreath is the perfect way to add some extra holiday cheer to your home!
Another type of ribbon wreath is the Valentine’s Day wreath. This wreath is typically made from red or pink ribbon, and is decorated with hearts and other Valentine’s Day-themed accessories.
Finally, there is the Easter egg wreath. This wreath is typically made from pastel-colored ribbon, and is decorated with Easter eggs and other Easter-themed accessories. An Easter egg wreath is a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Tips for keeping your ribbon wreath looking beautiful
Ribbon wreaths are beautiful, festive decorations that can be used to decorate your home for the holidays. However, they can be a bit tricky to keep looking beautiful. Here are some tips for keeping your ribbon wreath looking its best:
- Make sure to use a sturdy wire frame or wreath form to support the weight of the ribbon. If you don’t, the ribbon will quickly droop and look sloppy.
- Use a variety of colors and textures of ribbon to create interest and depth.
- Make sure all of the ribbon is securely attached to the frame or wreath form. If any of the ribbon is loose, it will flop around and look sloppy.
- Depending on the climate where you live, you may need to store your ribbon wreath in a protected location when not in use. Ribbon can become brittle in cold weather and can easily tear or fray in warm weather.
So in conclusion, you can make a basic ribbon wreath quick and easily. For something extra special, add embellishments like flowers or berries. There are lots of different types – the sky’s the limit!
With a little care, your ribbon wreath will last for many seasons to come. Happy Wreath Making!