You guys, I got sucked into the “Make Your Own Ribbon Wreath” rabbit hole last week while I was working on my fall decorating. And let me tell you, that rabbit hole is deep.
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I’ve seen so many adorable ribbon wreaths for sale, but they can be a bit pricey, because they do require a good deal of ribbon, burlap and other supplies that can add up quickly.
I looked at dozens of wreaths while I was brainstorming how to do mine.
I was amazed at all the great ideas, and ended up pinning dozens for future inspiration. You can check out my Pinterest Board where I’ve pinned all my favorite wreaths . (You can also subscribe to my blog by entering your email in the top of the side bar of this page, so you won’t miss any great crafting posts!)
Some of these wreath crafters are crazy talented! But don’t be intimidated! These wreaths are beautiful, but really not that hard to make. If I can do it, you can too!
So, what’s a girl to do when she covets something, but doesn’t want to fork out the dollars? DIY obviously. Plus, you then get the added benefit of being able to customize it the way you like.
Watch Some Tutorials
This is where I entered the “rabbit hole”. There are hundreds of excellent tutorials online, and a wide variety of different versions of ribbon wreaths. I ended up watching so many, my head was spinning. I’m clearly behind the curve when it comes to You Tube…. I had no idea there was a video for literally everything. 😳
Eventually, I settled on a style of wreath for my first creation, and used THIS video tutorial to guide me. There were so many good ones, but I found this one easy to follow, and also entertaining.
I had the video playing on my laptop, right on the counter next to me as I worked on my wreath, so I could pause/play as I followed along creating my own.
Select Your Supplies
I bought my wreath frame at the Dollar Tree, and everything else at Hobby Lobby. All of the fall and Christmas crafting supplies were 40% off, and regular ribbon from the floral department was 50% off, so that helped make this more affordable. Amazon is another place where I often find great craft supplies. You can scroll to the bottom of this post for links to the supplies needed for this wreath.
- Burlap roll
- Deco Mesh
- 4 rolls of ribbon in coordinating colors and patterns
- Pipe cleaners
- Wire wreath frame (the one I used from Dollar Tree is 14″)
- Embellishments (I used white pumpkin picks, and tin Pumpkin sign for center)
PRO TIP: Don’t throw away any scraps of ribbon or burlap you have left! I used my extra pieces to make this cute DIY Ribbon & Burlap Garland!
Follow Along, But Customize to Your Liking
I watched the video once completely through, and then I started it again, pausing at each step to craft my own wreath. I followed her basic instructions, but wasn’t afraid to adjust a bit here and there as needed.
For example, my Deco Mesh was thicker and sturdier than hers appeared to be in the video, so I ended up using less than she did, because my wreath was getting too bulky.
My Finished Wreath
Here it is on my front door. See my entire Fall Front Porch Design HERE, and also my tutorial on How to Make a DIY Fall Front Porch Sign without a Cricut! You can see how I decorated the inside of my Front Entryway for Fall HERE.
Some Final Thoughts…
This is definitely a “learn as you go” process. After doing it once, I have a better understanding of how it all fits together, and already have some changes in mind for my next one. Yes, I said next one…. Based on the sheer number of videos and tutorials I found online, I have a feeling wreath-making can be somewhat addictive. 😂
One great thing about this wreath, is that everything is held on simply by twisted pipe cleaners, so it would be incredibly easy to remove, replace, readjust, or even take it all apart and start over if you weren’t happy with the outcome, or simply grew tired of the look and wanted to update it.
On a neutral wreath like this, you could remove the pumpkins, and replace them with different embellishments at Thanksgiving, and even again at Christmas. How fun and easy would it be to just keep giving your wreath a seasonal update?! Scroll all the way down to the bottom to see some of my suggestions for updating this wreath to a Christmas version!
Hmmm….I am already thinking way ahead… Valentine’s Day, Easter, St. Patty’s Day, July 4th…
There’s that rabbit hole again. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya… 🐰🙃
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Update: After seeing my wreath, my daughter wanted one too.
Hobby Lobby did not have any more of the tin pumpkin signs that I used for the center embellishment, so I had to get something different.
I found this wooden Good Morning Pumpkin sign, but it had brighter colors on it that didn’t go well with the neutral wreath, so I just pulled some craft paints from my stash, and toned down the sunflower and leaf a bit.
She was happy with how her finished wreath turned out. Here it is on her front door. ❤️
There are plenty of cute wreath options for purchase, if you don’t feel like making your own. Or, you can use them for inspiration, like I did.
Scroll to the bottom to see supply suggestions for making your own!
Can you believe Christmas is almost here?
Supplies for Making Your Own:
On a neutral burlap wreath like I made, it is so simple to add in a few Christmas ribbons to update the look! Simply untwist your pipe cleaners and add in new ribbons!
These would look so cute as embellishments on a Christmas Wreath, in place of the pumpkins I used for my fall wreath!
These would also make great wreth embellishments. They are lovely in their natural color, but you could paint them, too. Silver? White? So many possibilities!
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