Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ribbon Wreath

I had seen a wreath project in a magazine I picked up .....last fall.  It involved two things, a styrofoam wreath form and ribbon.  Lots of ribbon.  The one in the magazine used grosgrain ribbon - about 1 1/2" wide.  I knew that would be a little costly so I put that idea on the back burner.  In one of our many visits to Costco before the holidays, I was glad to find they had rolls of ribbon.  Nice ribbon. 50 yards of it, for only $7.99.  But not grosgrain.  So I chose a pattern that I thought I could use that was not too busy.

Wrapping the styrofoam with the ribbon was the first step.  Then I cut 15" strips - about 60 of them, and started adding them to the wreath form with a simple knot. 

Because this was wired ribbon, there was an additional step I did before tying - removing the wire.  That's pretty easy once it's cut in the strips and using a pair of needlenose pliers.  

Since this ribbon was only printed on one side, I had to pay attention to the way that I tied the knot, repeating the process completely around the wreath form.  This really didn't take  long to do while I was watching tv one night.  

It came out pretty nice, but I decided to go back and cut the ends of the ribbon into points.  I did this by slightly folding the ends together and then cutting a triangle out to make it pointed on both ends.  I think you can see what I mean in the finished picture below.

I have just about a half a spool of ribbon left, so I may have to make a second one of these.   This one (and any subsequent ones) will be put aside for a Christmas gift.  


  1. Ooh - so cute!!!! Great job with all of those knots! It looks perfect!!!!

  2. Cute! My son's girlfriend made some of these last christmas - love them!

  3. Thank you for sharing this idea. I love the sold color with the perfect knots! Thank you so much for visiting me at my blog. It's such a pleasure getting to know you! Elizabeth


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