DIY easy ribbon wreath

Red and white ribbon wreath, photo

I originally made this as a Christmas wreath, but now that I see it again, it works just as well as a Valentine’s Day wreath. It’s the easiest project I’ve done so far.

Admittedly, it looks candy caney. But that’s the beauty of this project: You can choose any ribbons you want. Switch up the colors and patterns, and you could make one of these for every holiday.

This wreath requires very few supplies, and it’s easy to make as long as you can tie a bow. And if you get the ribbon on clearance after Christmas, it’s quite inexpensive.

My first DIY projects appeared in Sunset magazine’s now defunct blog, Home By Sunset. This post is an updated version of “Make a ribbon wreath,” originally published October 20, 2007.

How to make a ribbon wreath

  • 12-inch metal ring (found at Joann)

  • 24 yards of wired ribbon (I used 1½-inch ribbon—8 yards of each pattern)

  • fabric scissors

  • wreath hanger or Command Adhesive hook

Tying ribbon bows onto the ring, photo

1. Tie bows—36 of them to be exact. If you don’t know how to tie a good bow, you’ll be a pro at it by the time you’re done. It took me about an hour and a half to tie all 36 bows. Tie each bow before cutting the ribbon. That way, you can cut the tail to exactly the right length.

Tip: Use one, three, or more different ribbons. Two ribbons looks a bit stripey, as you can see in this how-to picture.

Red and wite ribbon wreath, photo

2. After evenly spacing the bows, shape each loop into a circle and pull them to the front. Trim any over-long tails and loose threads.

3. Hang the wreath and arrange one of the bows to cover the hook.

Crafty Nest ribbon wreath Pinterest image

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