Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Ribbon Wreath: How-to

I recently made this Valentine's Day Ribbon Wreath. It was really quick and really easy. I originally planned on using this heart wreath to make a yarn wrapped argyle wreath, but when I went to the store they were out. I came up with this instead. The next time I was at the store, the large hearts were back in stock so I bought one to use for this new project. I took some pictures along the way in case anyone is interested in making one too!

First, I gathered some supplies. I got the 12" heart wreath at Hobby Lobby for about $2 (after a Hobby Lobby coupon, of course). Then I gathered up some ribbon of various sizes. All the 3/8" ribbon was from Michael's. They were on sale for 50% off so they were around $1 each. I already had the 7/8" ribbon and 1-1/2" ribbon in my stash.

Next, I cut the ribbon in about 4-5" strips (I just wrapped the ribbon around the wreath allowing for a little bit to overlap and then cut a bunch that size- nothing too precise).

Then I started gluing. I hot glued one end of the ribbon to the back of wreath, wrapped the ribbon around and glued the other end on top. Super easy.

Then I just kept gluing. I didn't have a plan in mind, just kind of made it up as I went.

And done. As my kids would say, "Ta-da!" Quick, easy, and cute- the best kind of craft.

What Valentine's decorations are you making this year? Have you ever tried a ribbon wreath?