Ribbon Wreath

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$10 on the 10th

Woo Hoo! It’s 10 on the 10th! Each month on the 10th a group of fun bloggers get together and share their ideas that cost under $10. This month our Theme is Patriotic/ Summer. Today I’m sharing a Summer ribbon wreath!

 

wreath supplies

Supplies:

Wooden flower – I bought mine at Dollar Tree

Ruler

Wire wreath form – I had this one for years and keep reusing it.

Wired Ribbon – My ribbon came from my craft closet

Craft paint

Paint brush

Twine

cutting ribbon

This wreath came about for a couple of reasons.

  1. I needed to get rid of my MANY half used rolls of ribbon.
  2.  I’m giving my porch a refresh and needed a wreath for the front door.

Step 1:

Cut ribbon in 8″ pieces.

I started out cutting them 12″ long but quickly found that that was way too long.

Cut 8 – 10 pieces of each ribbon you are using.

I used a total of 10 different patterns of ribbon.

cutting ribbon ends

Step 2:

Dovetail each piece of ribbon on both ends.

By “dovetail” I mean to fold the ribbon in half with the wire sides touching.

Starting about 1/2″ from the end, cut from the center of the folded ribbon to the outside wire edges.

This forms a dovetail.

mini ribbon bow

Step 3:

Make mini bows.

Use 4 different ribbons at a time make mini bows.

Using your largest ribbon first, pinch the middle, then choose 3 other ribbons to add to the first ribbon.

Pinch each ribbon as you add it on top of the first ribbon.

Tie off the mini bow with a 6″ piece of jute.

Pull the bow apart so that you can see all ribbons.

tying ribbon onto wreath form

Step 4:

Tie mini bows to the wreath form.

Flip the wreath over so that you can work from the back side.

Start on the outside edge and tie a mini bow to the first 2 rings.

Next, tie a mini bow to the 2nd and 3rd rings.

Then tie a mini bow to the 3rd and 4th rings.

Push them together until they touch, being careful not to get them too close together.

Continue doing this until you have covered your entire wreath.

fluffing ribbon

Step 5:

Fluff the bows.

Turn your wreath right side up.

Fluff the bows and make sure that there are no holes and that the wire wreath form can’t be seen.

 

completed ribbon wreath

TIP:

I find it helpful to hang my wreath when doing this.

painted wooden flower, ribbon

Step 6:

Add the wooden painted flower.

I painted this flower the color of the ribbons.

Using the holes that were already in it when I bought it, I restrung the jute twine and tie it to the wreath.

front door, flowers, doormat

That’s it!

Honestly, this was one of the easiest wreaths I’ve ever made.

Yes, I know it’s bright and busy, however this wreath could be made in any color.

Not only is it cute, but I used up a lot of ribbon that was just sitting in bins.

Which is a win/win for me.

Cost: $1.09!

It pays to shop your own craft room!

Now please join me in visiting the other 10 on the 10th participants and see what fun things they are sharing.

Corine – Junk To Gems
You are Here!  -Tammy – Patina & Paint
ribbon wreath

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24 Comments

    1. You are too sweet Corine! Yes, we’ve had so much rain, even though they are under the covered porch the impatience are loving the weather right now.

    1. Thank you Ann! I have to admit that I am enjoying the bright happy colors this summer. They just make me smile!

  1. Each time I stop by I am amazed at your talents to make you castle a home. The wreath looks beautiful and matches everything even your flowers. Great job Tammy! 😍

  2. Love the wreath! I’m now going through all my ribbons to see if I have enough to make one! Love this idea.

    1. Girl, if you are anything like me – and I know you are – you probably have more than enough ribbon. LOL! Send me pics when you get yours done. Love seeing and getting new ideas!

  3. Tammy, I am amazed at all the prints you’ve put together and they look wonderful!!! I don’t have this talent… I love the flower with the wreath but you could use the wreath just as it was, truly. Really really pretty!!! Really enjoying today’s $10 on the 10th and I don’t think any of us spent much if anything this time. Great job and again, just lovely <3

    Enjoy your beautiful wreath,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thanks Barb! Honestly, I almost didn’t put the painted flower on my wreath. I have enjoyed 10 on the 10th this month too. Such a group of talented bloggers, it’s a blessing to be able to get such inspiration from all of you!

  4. That is so cute! I love the bright colors! I also love the door mat. You seem to have lots of different doormats. How and where do you storage all of them?

    1. Thanks Karen! In our garage is a cubby that is open under the stairs. So that’s where I store the doormats, gardening stuff. It’s perfect for that kind of thing as it’s out of the way. Otherwise I’d be in big trouble.

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