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How to Make a Wreath Out of Ribbon
Wreaths aren't just for Christmas anymore! Here's how you can create a unique wreath using pieces of ribbon in only an hour or so. 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.
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Materials to Make Your Ribbon Wreath
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- Styrofoam wreath: the one used in this design is 10-inches across.
- 45 yards of ribbon: this tutorial used five 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, about 360 pins were used in this design.
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Cut Your Ribbon Pieces
Start out by cutting your ribbon into pieces about four and a half inches long. About 360 pieces of ribbon were used for this 10-inch styrofoam wreath. For this project, nine different ribbons were cut into 40 pieces. 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 an inch to 1/2 an inch. 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. Place the pin on the inside of the ribbon, so the sharp 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. Some find it was easier to work with one color of ribbon at a time to get them evenly spread out around the wreath. If you prefer, you can completely fill in an area of the wreath as you go.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, you can embellish your wreath if you like. You can use buttons, rhinestones, beads or anything else you have on hand. For this tutorial, this elegant wreath was left simple and plain, but you can be as creative with your decorations as you want with yours.
To hang your wreath, 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. Make... sure to secure the back ribbon and pin in place using a strong glue!