Create a Christmas Wreath

By: Emily Davis Email
By: Emily Davis Email

The holidays are fast approaching. For most people, this means gifts and cookies and parties. For me, this means finals. But that doesn’t stop me from decorating! Christmas decorations are my favorite kind of decorations. For this week’s DIY, my friend Jessica and I made a pretty ribbon wreath for her door.

The materials for this project were pretty cheap, considering we already had all of the ribbon. We purchased a bare straw wreath-shaper, a hot glue gun, and a glittery reindeer from the Dollar Store.

To begin, we cut a long strip of one of the kinds of ribbon. We hot glued one end of the ribbon to the wreath (in the back so the hot glue and seam are hidden) and then just wrapped it tightly around the wreath. Gaps in the ribbon are okay, because we used several different ribbons. But it looks best when the loops of the ribbons are spaced as evenly as possible. Once we finished with one type of ribbon, we hot glued the end down to the back of the wreath and cut off the excess. Then we did the entire process again with the different types of ribbon, until the entire straw wreath was covered in ribbon. For the reindeer, we tied some fishing wire to the ornament and then hot glued the fishing wire to the back of the wreath so the reindeer would hang in the middle. Finally, we made one finally loop of red ribbon and hot glued it together as a hanger. And that was it!

This wreath is great because it’s pretty and low maintenance. And it doesn’t have to be for just Christmas, either. You could use different colors and kinds of ribbon for different events like Easter, birthdays, or baby showers.

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