Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentines Day Ribbon Wrapped Wreath {Tutorial}


With Valentines Day quickly approaching I realized that my house isn't decorated as 'lovingly' as it should be... Well, that spurred me to get started on some Valentines Day decoratives. I started with this incredibly easy, quick and in my opinion, quite lovely ribbon wreath.

This wreath was started and completed in about an hour in half, while catching up on my guilty pleasure, 'The Bachelor'. I know, I know (but, yes, I do DVR it)... and while my two little ladies were napping. That is literally how quick it is.




Can't Get Started Without:
~14" Foam Wreath
~Hanging Heart Decoration
~Five Valentines Themed Ribbons of varying sizes (make sure that one of your ribbons is a thick ribbon; about 2.5")
~Glue Gun
~Glue Sticks
~2 Wooden Word Appliques
(I got all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby for 50% off... I LOVE Hobby Lobby)







The first thing I did was glue the end of my thickest ribbon to the backside of the wreath.


I then wrapped it around the wreath and added glue at random intervals to keep the ribbon evenly spaced and tight.


Make sure to leave about an 1"-1 1/2" space between every wrap of the ribbon. This space is where your other ribbon pieces will go. Once I got back to where I had started from with the ribbon I cut it and glued it to the wreath.

The thickest ribbon is the only ribbon that I chose to wrap all of the way around.


Then, I decided to cut all of the other ribbon into approx. 4 1/2" pieces and individually wrap them around. It is a LOT easier to handle 4" sections then trying to wrap yards of ribbon around the wreath evenly. Believe me, I tried it...


Once you have all of your pieces cut (I ended up needing 10 of each ribbon), just line them up beside the thick ribbon that is already wrapped.


There really is no right way to do this, just make sure that you cover up the white space.


Other than that, you can be as creative as you want. I chose to make my wreath exactly the same all the way around, but there is no reason you couldn't mix up your ribbon and give it a less 'perfect' look.


Now that your ribbon is all wrapped and looking fabulous, you can attach your hanging heart decoration. All I did was cut the string attached to the heart and then tie it around the ribbon wrapped wreath.


The next thing I did was add my embellishments. I just used a bit of hot glue on the back of the wooden appliques and then stuck it to the wreath. Very simple. :)


 Lastly, I used the remainder of thick ribbon to make the tie. I just tied it around the wreath, knotted it, and then tied a bow at the end of the ribbon.


I think this wreath turned out great. I'm so happy to finally have some 'love-ly' decorations up in my house.



4 comments:

  1. Looks easy and quick to make! And sooo adorable :)

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    1. Thanks Hanni! It is incredibly quick and easy to make, exactly the kind of projects I like. :)

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