Ribbon Loop Wreath


I'm sure you've all seen variations of this wreath before, but I've loved them for awhile now and had just been waiting for Hobby Lobby to put their ribbon on super-sale and then I had to pick a color and grab my supplies. Somehow that took a little while, but I'm thrilled with the result! I mostly used this tutorial from Jen at Tatertots and Jello (for her Halloween wreath), but since I don't sew or have a sewing machine, I made my own no-sew version!


Here's how you can make your own...


  • Lots of ribbon (I don't even know what I ended up using... definitely all of 3 or 4 rolls and then most of 4 or 5 more...)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Wreath form
  • Ruler, scissors


Gather up all of your supplies... this is a sample of the ribbon I used. Note that I mixed together the 1-inch wide ribbon with a bit thinner and much wider ribbon. I just liked the look of it and since you need so much ribbon, if you use only one color, you probably need to get a variety of widths if you want lots of different patterns.

Then I began cutting my ribbon into 4.5" strips (at the recommendation of Jen from TT&J). I used a ruler because I was a little paranoid about making this work - I didn't want to screw it up because it was one of my more expensive projects with all this ribbon!

Then, instead of sewing the strips together to make loops, I grabbed my hot glue gun and started gluing the ends together to make the individual loops...

I wasn't sure how much ribbon I'd need, so I started out with a big pile of ribbon, turned it all into loops, and saw how far that got me and then went back and made more ribbon loops rather than trying to guess how many I'd need right away.

After you have a decent amount of your loops created, just start gluing to your wreath... I used a straw wreath form still in the package and didn't paint it or wrap it in fabric or anything. If I was doing this again, I might have at least wrapped it in fabric so that no straw showed through, but it's not really a big deal and I think I covered it enough that it doesn't really matter what's underneath!

I didn't really have any rhyme or reason with the gluing... I just started sticking them on there and trying to alternate the patterns around as best I could.

At some point I tied a ribbon around the wreath form so that I could use it as a loop to hang up the finished wreath, but you can do that before or after you finish gluing your loops on or you could probably thread the ribbon through some of your loops.

Just keep going and making loops and gluing those on until you cover the wreath! Also, I didn't completely cover all sides of the wreath - the back of my wreath is still straw, but no one sees it so I wasn't concerned!

Once the loops cover up the wreath form, you can hang it up however you want and admire your work!
I'm not thrilled with how I ended up hanging it, but I'll figure something out at some point when I've got more red ribbon! And for now, I just love the wreath with all of its cheery red and polka dots!

I'll be linking up to some of my favorite parties!

22 comments :

  1. So flip-a-dipping' adorable!!! Love it soooo much!! Thanx for sharing:) And wishing u many blessings in 2012!

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  2. Mel...this is so beautiful! I wanted to make one with candy cane strip ribbon but couldn't find any. I love how yours turned out!!

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  3. Very cute! I love all the different ribbon patterns that you used.

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  4. This looks really good! Great job. :) I need to make a new wreath for my front door, but I haven't decided what kind I want to make yet. I feel a Pinterest search coming......

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  5. Love it! Looks like ribbon candy, yum!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  6. I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now. Yours looks fabulous and I always love those NO SEW options! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Wishing you a wonderful New Years!
    Jenn :)

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  7. Your ribbon wreath is beautiful!! I so love it! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  8. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to come share this at our link party...junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-9.html

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  9. oh, FUN! I love love love the way it turned out! I want to make one for my door...maybe for Valentine's Day? Or better yet, you could just make me one. ;) Would you be willing to share here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-8.html

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  10. Before seeing this, I would never thought red on red would look so good together. Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My

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  11. I LOVE how this turned out!! I tried making one of these in orange and purple in August but it ended up being a huge craft fail. I'm still not sure what I did wrong! LOL! Anyways, yours is adorable!

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  12. I love all the different patterns in this wonderful wreath!

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  13. I’ll be featuring you on Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for sharing this at last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. Hope you are having a wonderful new years.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  14. Looks fab! I have done a tutorial of this but I used long pins to attach the loops to a polystyrene wreath form - I am planning to do another for my boys' birthday party, but you are right it takes a lot of ribbon to complete :) x
    www.twinklestutustwirls.blogspot.com

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  15. your wreath is beautiful! love all the different red ribbons you used.

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  16. I love this!! Very cool, and it can be multi-seasonal. :o)

    found you at the Crafty Nest

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  17. I love that it's no-sew. Just my style! THanks for sharing this-

    I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow for Feature Friday. I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm hosting a craft night project link party - I would love it if you would link up this project!

    http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/craft-night-just-do-it-january.html

    Thanks!

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  19. Featured ya on the One Artsy Mama fb page today!

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  20. This looks like such a beautiful yet easy project! I can totally see myself making one of these to make my door look pretty on Valentine's Day! Thanks for the idea! :)

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  21. This is SO cute!! I love making wreaths, but have never made a ribbon loop wreath because I thought it looked so hard. Your explanation and pics got me excited to make one myself! I'm your newest follower- I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like.
    Have a great weekend!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

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