by Richelle Naegle
For this Halloween Ribbon wreath, I would suggest gathering some of your crafty (and not so crafty friends) over to make this one together. That's what I did this weekend. I invited 4 friends over and had everyone bring six or seven of their favorite Halloween colored ribbon, and a wreath. We put all the ribbon in the middle of the table and then just shared that way we had a nice large selection of fun colors and styles of ribbon to work with. Even though we all used the same ribbon, it all turned out completely different. You're gonna love how the Halloween wreath ideas just come to you when you start looking at ribbon patterns.
Some wanted to maintain a more simple pattern, and one only used the wide ribbons. As for me, I just used whatever someone wasn't using at the time and made sure that no two orange or blacks were together. Other than that, I just did it as random as I could. Honestly, I don't think that there is a wrong way to do these. The only way you fail is by not taking on the challenge.
The Supplies You Will Need:
- Wreath - I used a 12" foam wreath, however you could also use straw or even create your own using the foam noodle or re-purpose an old one.
- Ribbon - lots and lots of ribbons
How To Make a Ribbon Wreath
Wrap your wreath in a nice wide ribbon. We did orange just to make sure that if there was a "bare spot," you wouldn't see the wreath underneath. Then wrap your ribbon around the wreath to your desired length and tie it in a double knot and trim. Then continue around the wreath until it's completely covered.
I found that if I did the wide width ribbons first and then came back with the thinner ones to fill it in, it worked best for me. Don't forget to make an extra-long one so that you can hang your wreath. The whole time to make this was about an hour and a half, granted I was chatting and crafting so it may take longer or quicker depending on how much you chat!
This craft was super easy and could get expensive if you were doing it on your own. Ribbon cost adds up fast and you definitely need lots of it. If you decide to create a Halloween Ribbon Wreath or any other Halloween Wreaths, I would love to see them. Post it on our Facebook page or on Google+ Paper Crafting Fanatics page so I can check them all out. Hopefully, this was helpful in teaching you how to make a Halloween wreath. Remember to save on all craft tools online.
Happy Halloween creating!