How to make a ribbon wreath for your front door for Christmas.
I’ve been using a hanging basket on my front door for the past few seasons but I was ready for a change so I came up with this fun idea.
Of course it had to involve plaid ribbon and burlap, I’ve been crazy over both of them lately.
This was such an easy project to do though and cost less than $15 for all of the supplies. A wreath of this size would have cost a lot more if I bought it ready-made.
Supplies to make a ribbon wreath:
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- 18″ wreath form
- black pipe cleaners
- scissors to cut pipe cleaners
- 3 3/4″ plaid ribbon, 50 yds (mine had wires in it)
- burlap ribbon to make a bow
To get started, I used 1/2 a pipe cleaner to tie down the end of the ribbon to the frame and made a loop, tying the loop down with a pipe cleaner.
A little disclaimer here. I needed the hubs to help me with pictures (if you’ve been here before you know that he hates to touch my camera). He agreed but after finished it, so I had to take a small section of the completed wreath apart to show you how I made it.
I worked my way around the whole frame making a loop and tying each one down with a pipe cleaner.
As I worked my way around, I made sure I kept the loops at the same height and tied them close together (otherwise you can see the wire frame when you twist the loops).
Once I was done making all the loops, it was time for some pulling action. I grabbed a loop and pulled it to the inside of the frame.
Then I took the next loop and pulled it the opposite way, to the outside of the frame. I worked my way around the frame pulling each loop one way or the other.
After I was done pulling all the loops, I went back and checked my work. I wanted to make sure I didn’t have any of the frame showing and fixed any funky looking loops.
All that was left to do was to add a burlap bow. Check out my quick and easy tutorial for making a burlap bow.
I had some ribbon left so I pinned a piece of the plaid ribbon to the burlap bow tails just for fun.
The finished wreath ended up being a little heavy so I used a piece of thick twine to hang it on our turquoise door.
I had no real plan when I started this project and ended up making it up as I went along.
I’m just loving how it turned out! And it satisfies my need for burlap and plaid.
Check out my favorite Christmas craft ever…so easy and I made from burnt out light bulbs.