Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DIY New Baby RIbbon Wreath

  • 12 inch beveled Styrofoam wreath
  • 2 0z of acrylic paint
  • painted 6 inch wooden letter or painted wooden frame
  • 6 yards of 1.5 or 2 inch ribbon to wrap (about 2 spools)
  • 1 yard of 1.5 or 2 inch ribbon to hang (about 1 spool)
  • 10 to 15 different spools of assorted ribbons for filler 
  • 100 T pins

 Want a larger wreath?
  • 18 inch beveled Styrofoam wreath
  • 8 inch wooden letter
  • 200 T pins
  • 4 spools of ribbon to wrap. you may get away with 3.
  • You may be able to use your original 10 to 15 spools of ribbons to fill. It all depends on how densely you pack your ribbons on the wreath!
  • and no extra paint is needed.

Wrap your wreath starting on the backside. Use a T-pin to secure the ribbon. Wrap tightly around trying not to overlap the ribbon any more than necessary.

When you come to the end of one ribbon and need to start another, I like to cover my T-pins so they are not visible. I think it looks more professional that way. Simply pin the ribbon on in the opposite direction and fold over the pins. Then keep wrapping.

 No need to cover the entire wreath. Stop short of the area where the ribbon hanger will be.

Wrap the ribbon hanger at wide angles in opposite directions. Start at the underside holding the ribbon in place as you loop it around the wreath.

Use T-pins to secure the hanger on the backside of the wreath and make a loop folding the ribbon end under so it's not seen.

Take 7 to 8 inch strips of ribbon and tie them in loose knots.

Push the T-pin into the knot from under the top portion of the ribbon pushing through to the bottom and out.

Secure the ribbons to the wreath.

Watch my DIY wreath video for lots of extra hints to make your wreath special and take it over the top!

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Anonymous said...

You put a 12 inch wreath, but what is the dimension for the actual wreath you are wrapping (1, 2, 3 inches?)

Jennifer Bryant said...

The actual dimensions are 12 x 2.5 x 2