Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

Here is my Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial.  I know it has been awhile since my last post.  I had to take a break for a few weeks, but I am back at it now and full of ideas for summer projects. Summer is one of my favorite times for projects.  When it is super hot in the afternoons I love being in the craft room crafting up a storm.  So for my first project of the summer, I wanted to do something with a light summer feel.  I found this adorable ribbon that was light and pink and totally French with the Eiffel Tower and cafe tables on it, so chic and cute!  The end result was my Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial.  Please note that some of the photos are the variations that I did of this wreath style.  I made two other wreaths with different ribbon to show how versatile this project is and how you can customize it for your needs.

 

Materials Needed:

  1. Wire wreath base, I used a 12″ wreath.
  2. Ribbon in your choice of colors and patterns, I suggest a mixture of wired and non-wired.  You will need at least 30 yards of ribbon depending on desired fullness and the size of your base.

 

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

To get started, tie the end of the ribbon to the underside of the wreath base, make a good secure knot leaving a short tail of ribbon (you can trim it down if it ends up too long).  Then start pushing the ribbon through the wire base in alternating spaces to make it secure.  Make your loops as full as you want, keeping in mind that the fuller you make the loops the more ribbon you will need to finish.

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

If you run out of ribbon before you are finished simply tie off the first ribbon in a secure knot, the same as you did when beginning and then tie on a new ribbon in the same way.  Be sure to alternate where you place your knots or you will end up with a space in your ribbon loops.  Finish the wreath by tying off the ribbon ends and make sure they are secure.  You can fluff out the ribbon and adjust it as needed once everything is tied off.

And that is it!  So fun and quick.  I would love to hear what you think of this project and your ideas for variations and how you would put your own spin on it.

There are so many ribbon choices out there have fun with mixing and matching.  Here are some variations that I did:

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

Summertime in Paris Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

 

 

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26 comments

  1. Alexis Bledel says:

    I try to do wreaths of fresh flowers but it’s so much effort. I can’t keep it up all the time. I love this idea for a project you can do whenever.

    • Marie2015 says:

      Thank you and I do plan on selling them. I am getting an Etsy store going in the next few weeks. I am excited to get it up and running.

  2. Dylan Cutler says:

    Ooh I really like the pink and green one! When I read “in Paris” tutorial I was thinking this post was going to be way over my head but I think I could actually pull this off! Yours are beautiful.

    • Marie2015 says:

      You should give it try, I don’t think you would mess it up. It is pretty forgiving and easy to undo if it doesn’t look quite right 😉 Thanks!

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