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How to Make a Wreath Out of Ribbon
There are a few different types of people when it comes to decorating their homes for the holidays and otherwise. Maybe you are the over eager type who starts buying decorations right after Halloween and decorates your home the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe all you need to feel festive is some light decorations, including some string lights and an ornament here and there. Or maybe you're a minimalist and don't feel the need to put much effort into transforming your home for a new season.
But no matter your decorating sensibilities, a wreath is always a nice way to welcome guests and family into your home. This wreath craft is super easy, can be made in as little as 30 minutes and is kid-friendly, requiring minimal parent supervision (only while using the hot glue gun). If you go with a neutral base ribbon, this wreath can be hung on your door in December and stay up all the way through winter.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Gather the Materials
For this wreath you will need:
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- Foam wreath form (12", 14" or 16")
- Assorted Ribbon (2" taupe and a 5/8" gold were used for this tutorial)
- Glue dots
- Hot glue gun
- Fake flowers (your choice or make your own!)
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Attach the Ribbon Accent
You can skip this step if you are happy with your single ribbon choice and do not plan on adding an accent color to your base ribbon.
Take your base ribbon (the 2") and lay it flat on a surface–table or floor works well for this one. Use scissors to cut 5 yards of your base ribbon and accent ribbon. Line up your accent ribbon (the 5/8") with the middle of the base ribbon. Use a hot glue gun to attach the two ribbons together. Work slowly, gluing on the accent ribbon to make sure you keep it in the center of your base ribbon.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Wrap Ribbon on Wreath
Pick sides of your wreath form to be your front and back. Starting at the top of the back side, stick a glue dot to the form and attach the ribbon. Take one turn around the wreath form then add another glue dot to stick the ribbon down. Continue all the way around the wreath form or until you run out of ribbon. Using glue dots allows you to easily change the ribbon for different holidays as you see fit.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Glue on Flowers
Use scissors to cut the fake flowers from their stems. Position them first before gluing them on. Once you have decided where to place them, you can glue them down carefully onto the wreath form so as not to get hot glue on the flower petals.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Cut leaves from the stem of the fake flowers with scissors. Position them decoratively around the fake flowers to fill in any gaps you may have or cover up any imperfections. Use a hot glue gun to glue them in place. Once finished, all you have left is to decide which door to hang it on. Keep your wreath hanging for as long as you want or change the ribbon for a new look!