How to Make a Ribbon Wreath
How to Make a Wreath
Wreaths come in a variety of shapes and colors. People enjoy decorating their homes with them, whether it's for the holidays or to keep something up throughout the year. These ribbon wreaths are easy to make, so feel free to try creating a few in the following themes!
- Holidays. Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Saint Patrick's Day.
- Seasonal. A winter wreath can have cold colors, and a spring-themed wreath can have pastel blues, yellows, and purples. If you're making a ribbon wreath for a special occasion, first pick your theme and try to find colors that complement it.
Once you have picked out your wreath base and chosen your theme, gather your ribbon together. Choose the colors you want to use. Now, you are ready to begin!
Choosing the Wreath Base
A wreath base, also known as the “skeleton” or “form” of your wreath, is the structure that holds your wreath together. The beauty of making a ribbon wreath is that the wreath’s skeleton doesn’t have to be very strong because you are only using it for ribbon. I had some paper plates lying around, so I used one for my wreath. There are literally hundreds of materials you can use to make one! Just remember that the size of your wreath and the thickness of the frame both play a role in the final design.
What You'll Need
- Decorative ribbon
- A wreath base/form
- Glue gun
1. I chose to make my ribbon wreath form using a paper plate. Take the paper plate and cut it into the shape you want. I decided to make a simple circular wreath, but you can cut out any shape you want. For example, a heart-shaped form would make a festive wreath for Valentine's Day.
2. I used ribbon that was half an inch wide (or about 1 centimeter in width). I cut the ribbon into 3 inch strips (or about 7.5 centimeters long). The sizes don't have to be precise. They can be longer or shorter depending on the size of your wreath and the ribbon you use.
3. Loop a strip of ribbon and glue the edges together with a glue gun.
4. Once you form a loop, glue the bottom part of your loop together and attach it to your base. If you use different colors, try spacing each color evenly along your base so it looks even. You can put the ribbon loops any which way. Put some in different directions to create a full wreath.
5. Continue doing this until the entire base is covered with ribbon. Once you are done, you can add decorations and embellish it with jewels, bows, flowers, and other craft supplies. Hang it up using a ribbon and place it on a hook. Voila, you have made a ribbon wreath!