I was drawn to this pin by the pink and green (obviously) and have been eyeing for a while.
When it came time to actually commit to doing a Pinterest project, I searched for the original link.
I could not find it anywhere, so I really didn’t know where to begin with this.
Updated: The original link is from Etsy!
I decided to wing it.
I started by getting one spool of ribbon in six different patterns.
Plus a wire wreath.
I got all of this at JoAnn’s.
I cut the ribbon in strips about 5-6 inches long.
The thicker ribbon needed to be a little longer to tie easier.
Then, I just tied the ribbon onto the wreath.
Those six spools of ribbon got me, oh…this far.
So, I went out and got some more ribbon.
Of course, they were out of some of the patterns I had already purchased, but I made do.
I got back to work, cutting, and tying.
I quickly learned that I could spread the ribbon out a little more than I had done initially.
So I ended up moving some of the ribbon from the first go around.
The thicker ribbon does take up more room, which is nice.
I had a couple spools left over, so I ended up using about 20 spools. Yikes!
I probably could have still spread it out even more in order to use less.
I already had a white “K” but I thought it’d be fun to spice it up a bit.
I spaced the tape out the width of a ruler, but you could do the stripes however you’d like.
I had the grand idea of doing chevron stripes, but that was a battle I knew I couldn’t win.
So straight stripes won out.
The pink spray paint is from Lowe’s.
And I’m already on the hunt for more things to spray paint. I love the color!
I hung the finished “K” with dental floss after Target didn’t have fishing line.
It worked perfectly!
This whole project took me about two weeks.
I would sit and tie ribbon whenever I had some free time.
However, it was not as cheap as I would have liked.
I would recommend stocking up on ribbon in advance that you find on sale
and/or use lots of coupons!
I did look on Etsy for similar wreaths and they were more than what I spent, even before shipping.
In my eyes, that’s a win!
Overall, I’m very pleased with how it turned out!
19 thoughts on “DIY Ribbon Wreath”
The pin is a wreath from my etsy store 🙂 https://www.etsy.com/listing/74175944/pink-and-green-polka-dot-ribbon-wreath
Thank you Karen! I updated my links!
Thanks for the instructions I love this one . It looks pretty easy to make but your right it would be costly I am going to stock up on ribbon now . : )
I think that your wreath looks a lot better than the orginal.
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I love this idea, so simple but so effective, will definitely be giving it a go.!!
What size wire frame did you use for this???
Hi Meghan, I used the 18″ wire wreath from Joann Fabrics!
Lovely wreath. Did you tie ribbon to all four of the rings around the wreath?
Hi Debra! Thank you. I did use all four of the rings around the wreath to tie ribbon, but I tried to space them out as much as I could to save the ribbon.
Thank you kindly. Happy New Year!
I followed your directions and the those strips are not 5 to 6 inches long more like 8 to 10 so I cut all my strips not to mention had to go back to the store and cut the strips right!..ribbon is not cheap I might add!
Yes this project quickly made me aware of how expensive ribbon really is!
Did you tie the ribbon in a specific order or was it just kind of random?
Hi Erin – it was all random!
Do you happen to remember how long your spools of ribbon were? Also did you use wired ribbon?
Hi Tracy – I did not use wire ribbon and I don’t remember how long my spools were, but if you have the choice to get a longer spool, do it! I had to go back for more ribbon because I underestimated how much it would take.
Kendra – thanks for your help! My wreath turned out great and got rave reviews!! I wish I could send you a pic. Just for reference, I used a 18″ wreath and a ~70yd of ribbon. I might could have used a little less, but I got it on Etsy for a great price.
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