How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

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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.

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?

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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!

Laurie at Tip Junkie – How to Make a Bow for Wreaths

Karianne at Thistlewood Farms – How to Make a Bow

Amy at Living Locurto – Christmas Centerpiece

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

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.

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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.

Ribbon Wreath

Tools You Need to Make a Ribbon Wreath

I used satin ribbon but you can use any type you  want,

2 1/4″ satin ribbon, assorted colors

1 1/2″ satin ribbon, assorted colors

Wreath Form, flat edge, 16″ – 18″

White or pearl head straight pins

Cutting mat (with 45 degree angle)

Rotary cutting wheel

Wire, 22 gauge, in a color that is close to the color of your flowers

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How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

Ribbon wreath diagonal pieces

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!

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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). 

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

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.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

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. 

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

Pin each piece to hold the folds in place.

Steps to Make a Ribbon Wreath

Each piece should look like this.

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Place three petals side by side, all facing the same way, 

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Secure the petals together with the wire, placing the wire in the center. Cut the wire down to about 1/2″.

Steps to Make a Ribbon Wreath

This is what your flower should look like.

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I made all of my flowers first and once I got into a roll, it went very fast.

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Assembling the Wreath

Wrap the wreath form with ribbon.  Secure the ends with a straight pin.

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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.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

I found some ribbon in my craft room and added some more flowers made with the decorative ribbon.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

Continue placing the flowers all the way around the wreath form.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

Don’t these look amazing?

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Continue until all areas on the wreath form are covered.

I love how this holiday wreath looks in my window!

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

Loop a wire around the top of the wreath form so you can hang the wreath.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

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17 Comments

  1. UNBELIEVABLE……PRETTIEST new decoration I’ve seen so far this season!!!! Beautiful color combinations…..I would love to see it also in different shades of green. Thanks Leslie for sharing….Merry Christmas 🎄

  2. Thank you! This is one of the most beautiful wreaths I’ve seen! I always look forward to your ideas. I have all these items on hand in my craft room and can’t wait to get started!

  3. I haven’t seen your work before, but so glad I saw your amazing wreath!!! You are seriously talented !!!! I’m going to give it a go, using blue, white and silver satin 🎀 ribbon!!! Wish me luck!!
    Carol Ann

  4. Lovely and elegant! Colors look great together. Have to check out my ribbon supplies, guess what my new craft project will be? Thank you so much for sharing.

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