I am a HUGE college football fan! :) It cannot be denied and when I saw a wreath on Pinterest like the one I picture below, I could not wait to make it! So of course I had to plan my shopping trip to THE Hobby Lobby!
Not sure where to start I googled "how to make a ribbon wreath" and came across Angie's blog at Big Bear's Wife. So I went to the store with her suggested shopping list.
- 7 spools of ribbon (I bought the thick ribbon--2 inch)
- styrofoam wreath (I bought 14 inch)
- wooden letters (spell the team or word of your choice)
- wooden accessories (I chose football)
- acrylic paint (your choice)
- straight pins ( A LOT!!!!)
- spool of tule (I later learned this and did not use it on my first wreath making experience)
|I chose black paint, letters to spell OSU, |
and of course a cute little football accessory!
|I chose seven spools of ribbon (show above). |
My favorites were the sparkles and zebra print!
|I wanted a large wreath so I went with the 14 inch one. |
I also bought 750 straight pins and I used so many of them.
Before I started, I divided I wanted to watch a video where someone actually made the wreath. So I chose this one! This video helped me see what I was going to do a lot better! The first step is to cut up your ribbon. They recommended cutting it at a specific measurement but I really did my own thing. I made some longer than others but think that the shorter ones are important to make different sized loops.
I recommend using one pattern at a time so you are sure to space out the different patterns that you buy! Here is what my wreath looked like after about a half hour of work. You simply take a cut piece of ribbon and make a circle. Simply stick a straight pink in the center of the circle and stick it into the wreath wherever you desire! You just repeat and repeat until the wreath is full and b-e-a-utiful!
|After 30 minutes of work!|
|All of the ribbon finished!|
The letters are easy...just paint and attach using a hot glue gun!
|Right before I hung it up!|
|Just in time for the game day appearance!|
|I covered her wreath with tule. It made it easier to cover the whole thing!|
|And in love! <3 font="font">3>|
Hope you like it!
That's just what Jessi is up to! :)