I finally made a new wreath for the door. I have been needing something for in between Halloween and Christmas, but never got around to making something. Then during the move, I happened to find yards and yards of beige ribbon that I had saved from our wedding presents (williams sonoma gift wrapping, I do believe) and a found a foam wreath form. Kismet!
To be honest, I’m not sure why I saved the ribbon so long. I don’t even remember doing it except that I would have had a hard time throwing away perfectly good ribbon, even if it was beige. I even saved two of the bows intact. Those went on the wreath too. The only thing I had to purchase was a single bunch of fall looking flowers from the craft store.
I think it turned out cute! Especially for coming together in about 30 min. I didn’t do photos for a tutorial or anything because I made it at night in bad light and I wasn’t sure how the whole thing was going to turn out.
The general steps are:
- wrap a foam wreath form with ribbon, similar to how you would do a yarn wreath. I left spaces between the ribbon (so it had candy cane-ish color blocking) and went back over it, filling in any gaps. I pinned the ends of the ribbon straight in to the foam in the back and then did the same to connect pieces.
- pin the bows on
- pull the flowers off of the stems, clip the bud connector part on the back and pin to the wreath form
- finish up with a pinned ribbon loop for hanging