I love to make Christmas wreaths and today I am sharing how to make a ribbon wreath. This is a pretty yet easy DIY holiday craft.
This is a wonderful DIY Christmas decoration. When some friends of mine came up with the idea that we should make a craft having something to do with ribbons, I decided to make this ribbon wreath.
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I happened to see a Martha Stewart ribbon wreath and knew I wanted to make one of my own.
Doesn’t my wreath, next to my Christmas tree, look great hanging in the window?
Can I be honest about something? Making this wreath was a bit tricky. In fact, it took a lot of trial and error to get it right.
The good news is I would never let that happen to you! I simplified how to make this and I am sharing everything you need to know to make this wreath.
I am also excited to share the amazing ribbon projects that were submitted by my friends!
What do I love about this ribbon wreath? I love that this craft project is easy, inexpensive, and fairly fast. Plus it looks great for Christmas door decor (or window decor) anywhere inside your home.
I had some ribbon in my craft room and I found the rest on Amazon. Originally I was going to include some green ribbon for leaves. But I changed my mind.
Tools You Need to Make a Ribbon Wreath
I used satin ribbon but you can use any type you want,
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How to Make a Ribbon Wreath
First, you need to cut the ribbons on a diagonal and then cut pieces that have the same length on all sides. See above.
It sounds complicated until you figure it out. Trust me, I stared at this ribbon for a long time before I figured it out. So you don’t have to!
Using a 45-degree line on your cutting mat, cut the first end of the ribbon with the rotary cutter.
Flip the ribbon along the cut edge and measure the width. As you can see below, my ribbon (which is 2.25 inches wide) has a measurement on the diagonal cut line of 3. 25 inches (or perhaps a tad bit more).
Place your ribbon back on the cutting mat and measure the length to 3.25 inches. (In other words, the length of the ribbon matches the length of the diagonal edge.) Make another 45 degree cut on the opposite end. Now you have one diagonal cut piece. You need three pieces to make one flower. I made about 35 flowers and cut 105 pieces. I did like the larger ribbon size better so I cut more of those.
Next, you need to pinch the center of each piece and make three folds. Make a fold on the top edge, one in the middle, and another one on the bottom edge.
Pin each piece to hold the folds in place.
Each piece should look like this.
Place three petals side by side, all facing the same way,
Secure the petals together with the wire, placing the wire in the center. Cut the wire down to about 1/2″.
This is what your flower should look like.
I made all of my flowers first and once I got into a roll, it went very fast.
Assembling the Wreath
Wrap the wreath form with ribbon. Secure the ends with a straight pin.
Attach the flowers to the wreath form with the straight pins, placing the pins in the center of the flower. They should look like stamens.
I found some ribbon in my craft room and added some more flowers made with the decorative ribbon.
Continue placing the flowers all the way around the wreath form.
Don’t these look amazing?
Continue until all areas on the wreath form are covered.
I love how this holiday wreath looks in my window!
Loop a wire around the top of the wreath form so you can hang the wreath.
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