Supplies (ribbon wreath)
- Straw wreath form
- 3 rolls of wide satin ribbon
- 12 rolls of ribbon in varying color and patterns (not wide or skinny ribbon)
- straight pins for sewing
- hot glue
You will need to unwrap the straw wreath from its plastic (it will make a mess so caution). Now tightly wrap the wide satin ribbon around the wreath form. Pin at the beginning and every so often throughout the wrapping to ensure it stays in place. You will have a little extra left over and this will be used to hang the wreath.
Cut your other ribbon into 4" or 5" strips
Now start by creating a loop with your strip; place it on the wreath form and using the straight pin, push it in. Using this same technique, place another loop next to the one already on the wreath alternating colors/patterns. To make the wreath look full, you will need to rotate the ribbon so it fits around and next to the piece/s that are already there. Make sure you go far enough to the top and on the inside so there are no gaps. The picture will do better explaining than my words.
Once you have pinned all of your pieces of ribbon, you are
ready to place the hanger ribbon. Use the left over satin ribbon and measure how long you want it to hang by folding the piece in half and holding it up to your wreath. Using hot glue, affix the ribbon onto the back of the wreath.
Now hang it on your door and enjoy!!!!
Supplies (ribbon ball)
- Medium Styrofoam ball (white)
- 4 rolls of ribbon in varying colors and patterns (not wide or skinny)
- straight pins
The technique is the same as the ribbon wreath; the only difference is, the entire ball will be covered.
Start by creating a loop with your strip; place it on the ball and using the straight pin, push it in. Using this same technique, place another loop next to the one already on the wreath alternating colors/patterns. To make the ball look full, you will need to rotate the ribbon so it fits around and next to the piece/s that are already there. See the above picture for better explanation.
Once the ball has been covered, you may choose how to display it. I've put a dowl rod into the ball and placed it in a container for decorations for parties; I have also hot glued a ribbon loop to the top to hang. You could also use smaller Styrofoam balls to display in a glass container for decoration as well. The possibilities are up to you and your imagination.