How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

    by Rachel Hurt

    About the Author

    Rachel Hurt has been a freelance writer for many years and is also a graphic designer. She enjoys writing about animals, farming, culture, mythology, parenting, psychology, and education. When not writing, she enjoys working on her small farm and reading.


    Wreaths seem to adorn every doorway during the fall and winter holidays, but are less commonly seen during the warm weather or for everyday use. Whether you're decorating your home's front door for a holiday celebration or bringing a little color to an entranceway any time of the year, you can show off your crafty flair with a handmade ribbon wreath. When you're finished, show off your giving side, too, by making a special gift for family or friends.

    Things You'll Need

    • 10-inch polystyrene wreath
    • 1 1/2-inch-wide ribbon (about 45 yards)
    • Straight pins
    • Hot glue gun (with glue sticks)

    Cut the ribbon into 4-inch-long pieces. A wreath this size will require about 360 pieces, depending on the fullness that you want to achieve.

    Form a loopy circle with each piece of ribbon, overlapping the ends. Place a straight pin through the ribbon, from the inside out, to hold the ends together. Continue doing this with every piece of ribbon.

    Attach the ribbon loops to the wreath by pushing the pins into the polystyrene form. Push the pins all the way in, pressing the ribbon firmly against the wreath. Arrange the loops close together to hide the polystyrene beneath. Continue until the wreath is full.

    Attach a ribbon loop to the back of the wreath using the pin and hot glue gun. Use this loop to hang it.

    • You can use different colors, textures or patterns of ribbon on the wreath to add contrast.


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