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