Oct 13, 2009

{ Gothic Ribbon Wreath }

I came upon this wreath from the blog the long thread & I think it's so elegant and looks super simple to make. I love it in black but it would be equally pretty in any autumn tone ribbon like a shiny rusty orange silk. It takes around 25 yards of ribbon which is alot but look at the results!

To make this wreath from The Long Thread, all you'll need is a 12-inch foam wreath form, 25 yards black grosgrain ribbon, scissors, and a measuring tape.
I found 50 yards of black 1 1/2 inch ribbon for 9.59 visit the direct link to the page here papermart.com (enough for 2 wreaths).

Here's how:
To begin, cut your ribbon into 45 to 50 16-inch pieces, and one piece of 48-inch ribbon.
Tie one piece of the 16-inch ribbon in a messy knot around the wreath form by folding right over left twice, pulling in the opposite direction.
Continue this until you've tied all the small pieces of ribbon, pushing them close together in between.
The wreath should be full; if not, cut and tie more small pieces of ribbon.
Now, tie and knot the long piece of ribbon around the wreath, leave a long loop and tie another knot at the other end.
If there are any frayed edges trim them, and make sure the ribbon pieces are relatively the same length.


Now, hang the wreath!

3 comments:

Sage Mommy said...

I'm testing..lol

~ RM said...

wow! I love this idea! Now, I'm torn between using a spray-painted grapevine wreath or this one!! Thanks for the easy peasy intructions~

sage mommy said...

Do this wreath. I've been getting so many compliments.