I posted a glimpse of my newest Ribbon Wreath creation a couple weeks ago but today I am back with the tutorial to help you make your own! The Mini Ribbon Wreath Ornament is such a fun and relatively easy ornament to make. The only thing that might be tough is finding the 3″ Styrofoam wreath form. I ordered a dozen from Factory Direct Crafts, but a quick Google/Yahoo/Bing search should find you some. In the stores they sell a 3″ twig version of this form which you could also just cover with ribbon and use much in the same way. I do make these slightly different than I make my larger wreaths but I think they turn out just as cute!
3″ Wreath Form
60 – 3/8″ wide ribbon loops (created by cutting 60 – 2.5″ long pieces of 3/8″ wide grosgrain ribbon, folding them in half and sewing them with a 1/4″ tail/seam)
36-40″ long piece of 5/8″ satin ribbon
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
6″ length of ribbon to create a hanging loop at the end
See. that wasn’t so hard was it? I do recommend that you use a low temp glue gun on this project so that you reduce how badly the glue burns your fingers! I have kinda built up a high tolerance to hot glue. You can always use a toothpick to help you place the ribbon if you find that you are burning your fingers too much.
PS – Holly Trees are prickly little devils but provide for a nice photo op!