This is one of the best videos on how to make a Christmas wreath that I have ever watched. This one shows a holiday creation that you will be able to keep for a long time.
This video is brought to us by Craig Bachman Imports (CBI) which is a wholesale company of ribbons, materials and other things used to make beautiful things. The 4 ribbons that he uses are not available on Amazon at the time I am typing this, so I did not list them specifically in the supply list. At the time you are reading this, they may be available. To order from the CBI website, you have to be a retailer.
On Amazon, CBI and other companies have other red, green and holiday printed ribbons that you might like. I found some that are really pretty and great for this project. There are polka dots, plaids, stripes, solid greens and reds, perfect for a holiday door or wall decoration.
4 different ribbons: each one 2 1/2 inches x 10 yards
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Gather the ends of the ribbons together and roll them to form one roll.
Step 2: Hold the 4 ends together and zip tie them to the second ring on the wire wreath frame. (Count the inside ring as number 1 and the outer ring as number 4.)
NOTE FOR THE NEXT STEP: Someone on YouTube commented on this video stating she had so much ribbon left over and it was hard to separate the loops because her hand is smaller than his and, therefore the loops were only 2 1/2 to 3 inches. She also said that her loops did not cover the wire frame.
So think about how big your loops are going to be. He shows you a guide by using his hand, but remember that IF your hands ARE small, then make an allowance for that. You want to be able to separate the loops with no problem and big enough to cover the wire wreath frame.
Step 3: Make a loop and zip tie to the same ring. Don’t completely tighten it so you can slide it closer to the loop you made before. He shows how in the video.
Keep making loops until the frame is filled. They (in the video) found that 5 loops for each section is good. The 6th loop jumps into the next section covering that section wire. There are 6 sections, so that makes 30 loops.
Step 4: The remaining ribbon will become a tail. Make a big loop and zip tie it to the frame. Cut the big loop in half at an angle.
Step 5: Flip wreath over and pull the zip ties to the back, pulling them tight as you go.
Step 6: Clip off the ends of the zip ties.
Step 7: Begin separating the ribbon loops, alternating ribbons. You’ll know what looks good when you are doing it. Separate the ends to create streamers. You can crimp and curl them also.
That’s all! That was easy, wasn’t it?
Maybe the only difficult part is trying to judge how big the loops should be. But as you can see, there was plenty of ribbon for the streamers, so you have a little room for error if you make the loops a tad bigger than he did.
Although this project is absolutely beautiful, a Halloween one would be so much fun. For some embellishment, hot glue some little ghosts or skeletons on it.
No embellishment needed for the Christmas wreath, especially if there is glittery, silver or gold threads running through the ribbons.
When you go looking for the ribbons, your imagination will probably go wild like mine did. Bigger wire wreath frame, 4 inch ribbons, baby shower, Fourth of July . . . . So many possibilites!