Well, hello my lovelies and happy Monday! It’s starting to look a lot like Halloween around here. I took down my fall wreath today, and added a little Halloween whimsy to the front porch with a diy ribbon wreath.
Last year, I had orange sparkly “BOO” letters on the front door. But I fell in love with some black polka dot burlap ribbon I found at Michaels. (I love polka dots, as you can see on my Halloween mantel.) Well, that cute polka dot burlap needed a project. And you know how that one goes ;-). Along with the burlap, I ended up with a cart full of ribbon and sparkly tulle.
To make this diy ribbon wreath, I used a wire wreath frame that looks like this:
- I tied pieces of ribbon in a random pattern all the way around the first two wire rings at the center of the wreath. I’m not gonna lie…it took a LOT of ribbon. I think I cut about 100 pieces of ribbon 10-12” long.
- On the middle wire ring, I tied the pieces of burlap. I only had about 12×12″pieces to work with, so I just placed them evenly throughout the ring. Filling the whole ring would have been way to costly.
- Finally, I tied pieces of black tulle around the outer ring to give it a bit of a tu-tu look. Once everything got spread out and pouffed up, the wreath was nice and full.
I ended up using 5 or 6 rolls of ribbon (the larger ones from the ribbon section, not the dollar bin), a roll of printed burlap (cut in down the center), a roll of tulle, and roll of black sinemay.
This project really couldn’t be easier. I love all the texture! You could make a diy ribbon wreath like this for any occasion – just change up the colors. In fact, I made a similar Valentine’s Day ribbon wreath with lots of pink. And, if you have a lot of ribbon stashed away awaiting a project some day (not that I’d know anything about that), it would be a great way to use it up.
So, do you decorate for Halloween? Do tell.
Until next time,