Here is the full tutorial of the wreath.
Once I find something, I want to begin working on it ASAP. So immediately after work I went to Michael's to pick up the supplies. One problem: I started doing the math and realized that 45 yards of ribbon was going to be expensive! Maybe I'll just buy each spool one at a time with a 40% off coupon each time. At 3 yards per spool, that would take FOREVER! When I get an idea in my head, I want it now! It's a problem, I know. Anyway, Michael's had a good selection of ribbon and the foam wreath I needed. I used the 40% off coupon on the foam wreath which brought it to $4. After I bought everything, I spent $30. Not bad!
I only ended up with about 35 yards of ribbon because I was still having a hard time needing another 10 yards! I figured I could always pick up extra ribbon and this would be a good start.
Here are the 6 different types of ribbon I used.
This wreath is really quite simple to make:
- Wrap your wreath with ribbon (pin it down at the start and end) so the foam doesn't show through if you have any holes
- Cut all your ribbon in 4.5 inch strips (as shown above)
- Glue each strip to make a small circle
- Place your ribbon circles on the wreath until it is full! (You can hot glue them or use straight pins. I didn't have enough pins so I went with the hot glue)
I started with one color and sporadically placed the ribbon all over the wreath. Here is my wreath after 2 colors.
Now I think it needs some sort of embellishment. Maybe a football hanging in the center, a big bow, or a helmet in the corner. I need to decide. One thing I have decided is I am making one of these for every holiday! It's easy and fun. It can be cheap too if you buy your ribbon on sale.