I really should start titling these posts like FRIENDS episodes. This would be called “The One Where Jill Obviously Didn’t Read the Blog Post”. I know I’ve already shared a Halloween wreath this year, but I have been dying to make a ribbon wreath. Jen from Tatertots & Jello shared this adorable wreath a couple of years ago and Stacy from She’s Kinda Crafty makes the most adorable ribbon wreaths! Well, I just glanced at their posts and figured I could make my own. Hang with me, you’ll see what I’m talking about. I do love how my Halloween Ribbon Wreath turned out!
To make your own Halloween Ribbon Wreath, you will need:
14 inch foam wreath form
2 inch black ribbon
2 spools of 15 foot ribbon in three patterns or colors
Hot glue gun
Baker’s twine or sequins ribbon
It started out innocently enough. I wrapped the wreath form in 2 inch black ribbon just like Jen and Stacy.
That’s where the comparison ends. Unlike my bloggy friends, I was too lazy to bust out the sewing machine. Had I read further I would have understood the reasoning behind sewing the ribbon together vs. gluing the ends together. I just started cutting the ribbon into 4 inch strips and gluing the ends together.
Well, I got to the point where I needed to attach these to the wreath.
I couldn’t open the ends and glue them to wreath because they were glued together!
Here’s how I got around it…
I folded the end over and glued it in place to create a loop.
Then I glue those loops to the wreath.
Continue looping and gluing to the wreath until it is filled.
It looked great but needed a little something else. So I made the little “boo” banner out of chipboard and sequins ribbon.
What could have easily been a craft fail turned into an awesome wreath!
Sorry for not actually reading your blog posts, Jen and Stacy! 😉
If you love this Halloween Ribbon Wreath, check out some of my other Halloween Wreaths!
Have you made a Halloween Wreath yet?