DIY Ribbon Wreath

So, I wanted to get something cool for mom’s birthday this year, but she’s hard to shop for.  Mom likes things that are practical (so do I), so I didn’t want to get her something just to get her something.  And I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, well, because I can’t, and she’s OK with that.  So I decided to get crafty.  And I’m SO glad I did!

DIY Ribbon Wreath  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Mom decorated her home in pretty blues and chocolate browns, so I used those colors as my basis for this project.  I saw something similar to this on The Polka Dot Market’s site and thought, “I could make that!”  Well, guess what?  I did!  I had to give it to mom early for several reasons, and she loves it, so now I get to share – here it is:
I picked out A LOT of really beautiful grosgrain ribbon – 40 yards or so – in the color scheme that I chose for this project:
I also bought 3 yards of thick satin ribbon that I used to wrap the wreath.  I knew I didn’t have to cover every inch, because I would be covering it in loops of the grosgrain ribbon.  Here’s what that looked like:
Then, I started with one pattern at a time, cut 3″ strips, made a loop and used a straight pin to attach it to the wreath.  I did 20 or so strips of each pattern, randomly placing each strip on the wreath….
Then, voila!  It began to take shape!  I used a long strip of one pattern of ribbon to attach a loop to the back for hanging the wreath.  I’m so happy with how it turned out!  What do you think???

33 Responses

  1. Hi Jessica! You don’t HAVE to do anything – but if you don’t wrap your wreath, the foam will show through. If you have some scrap fabric, that would work, too, so you don’t use ribbon. Keep in mind, though – you wrap the wreath in really wide ribbon which is totally different than the ribbon used to decorate the wreath. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow, how gorgeous is this? And it doesn’t seem really all that difficult to make. I think I must pin this and start gathering up my supplies! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful wreath. Bet Mom loved it!

  3. Thank you Debbie! This wreath is still one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made, and it still hangs on a mirror in my mom’s dining room. 🙂

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