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How to Make a Wreath Out of Ribbon
Here's how you can create a unique wreath using pieces of ribbon in only an hour or so.This wreath was made using the same techniques as this ribbon Christmas tree. This craft is suitable for kids age six and up.
For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making the project.
Let's begin by gathering your supplies...Continue to 2 of 7 below.
02 of 07
Gathering the Supplies to Make Your Ribbon Wreath
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- Styrofoam Wreath - Mine is 10-inches across.
- 45 yards of ribbon - I used 5 yards of nine different ribbons. You can use more or less ribbon depending on how full you want your wreath to be and what size styrofoam wreath you buy.
- Straight Pins - I used about 360 pins.
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Cut Your Ribbon Pieces
Start out by cutting your ribbon into pieces about 4 1/2-inches long. I used about 360 pieces of ribbon for my 10-inch styrofoam wreath. I had nine different ribbons I wanted to use so I cut 40 pieces from each ribbon. You can use more or less ribbon depending on how full you want the wreath to look.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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Make Ribbon Loops
Form each piece of ribbon into a loop shape as shown in the picture. The ends should overlap about a 1/4" to 1/2". This does not have to be precise; just estimate each one. If your ribbon has a front and back side, make sure the front side is facing out. Poke a straight pin centered through the ribbon to hold the ends together. Start at the inside of the ribbon so the pointed end is on the outside of your ribbon loop.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Attach the Loops to the Wreath
Now attach your ribbon loops to the styrofoam wreath by simply poking the pins into the styrofoam, pushing them in all of the way. I found it was easier to work with one color of ribbon at a time so I could get them evenly spread out around the wreath. If you prefer, you can completely fill in an area of the wreath as you go.
Once you get the hang of this, you can fill in the rest of your wreath.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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Filling in Your Wreath
Place the ribbon loops close enough together so you cannot see any of the styrofoam between them. Continue poking pinned ribbon pieces into your wreath until it is full.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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Finishing Your Ribbon Wreath
Once you have all of the ribbon loops in place, embellish your wreath if you like. You can use buttons, rhinestones, beads or anything else you have on hand. I decided to leave mine simple and plain, although I am looking for a larger brown ribbon so I can add a bow to my wreath.
To hang my wreath, I simply put a nail in the wall and pushed the wreath onto the nail. If you like, you can attach another loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath and use it for hanging. Secure the ribbon and pin in... place using a strong glue!