Valentine Ribbon Wreath

I have a confession to make.
I hate winter.
Once Christmas and New Year’s are past, I’m so not interested in the season anymore.  I’ve lived in the northeast too long to enjoy snow; it just means I have to shovel and it ruins my plans.
I absolutely hate being cold, and I’d rather wear a tank top and flip flops than a heavy coat anyday.
Soooo, to help me get through January and February, I decided to make something fun and festive for on the door.  Something with lots of color and, of course, glitter!Enter my new Valentine Ribbon Wreath!

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Last fall, I made my first door decoration, this fabric flower wreath.  I didn’t have the patience to yarn-wrap it, so I used wide brown ribbon, and I really liked the effect.

I wanted to do something similar, but with pinks and reds for Valentine’s day.  Then, I saw this loopy ribbon wreath by Mel the Crafty Scientist.  I thought it was super-fun looking and I loved the effect of the different ribbons all together.

Sooooo, I grabbed the Michael’s gift card I got for my birthday, and started browsing for fun coordinating ribbons.  I decided I’d do a combination of my original ribbon wrap idea and Mel’s idea.  Here’s what you need to makd one too:
wooden wreath form
painted wooden heart {or you can get one and paint it yourself}
assorted ribbon {I had 5 different types; 3 pinks and 2 reds in varying widths}
low temp hot glue gun and glue sticks

STEP 1: Cut ribbon into strips that will fit around your wreath form.  I cut 12 of each color.

STEP 2: Begin wrapping ribbon around the form one strip at a time and hot glue in place.  Try to alternate colors and widths.

STEP 3: Continue around wreath form until it’s completely covered.  The trickiest part is that as you go around, you have to adjust and overlap them so they go around the circle.  I found the skinny light pink ribbon to be really good in those spots where I was trying to even up.

I had absolutely no pattern, just tried to keep a good variety as I went around.  You can create any kind of pattern you want, or make it random.

STEP 4: Glue wooden heart to one side of your wreath.

That’s all there is to it!
 The only thing left to do is hang and enjoy!
Happy Crafting, friends!

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18 comments on Valentine Ribbon Wreath

  1. Amanda
    January 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM (4 years ago)

    Love it! So simple, too!

  2. Blythe
    January 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM (4 years ago)

    This is so cute and looks like it didn’t take hours & hours & hours to make like some other wreaths! Great job. Feeling inspired to make a valentine wreath…..
    Happy New Year

  3. Jamie
    January 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM (4 years ago)

    I hate winter too! SO much!! But I LOVE your Valentine’s Wreath! :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  4. Tiffany
    January 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM (4 years ago)

    I LOVE THEM ALL!!! thank you for these, they are great!

  5. I am LOVD
    January 10, 2012 at 12:48 AM (4 years ago)

    Love is in the air…for this awesome wreath!!!!

  6. Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor
    January 10, 2012 at 3:43 AM (4 years ago)

    That is so cute!! I love the idea of using ribbons! Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. southernscraps
    January 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM (4 years ago)

    Super cute! Love the ribbons your chose and it looks great on your door.

  8. Sarah
    January 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM (4 years ago)

    These wreaths are all SO adorable! I really love the brown ribbon one! Way be to so creative!!

    I’m happy to be your newest follower, and I’m hoping you’ll stop by my BRAND NEW blog and follow me back!!

    Thanks a million :)
    Sarah @ Dotted Line Crafts

  9. Ann
    January 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM (4 years ago)

    Well that is very cheerful wreath and that should help with the Jan and Feb blues!!!!

  10. Mindie Hilton
    January 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM (4 years ago)

    Super cute wreath. Hope you will link it up on the 16th at Bacon Time for a chance to win in our Valentine contest.

  11. Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley
    January 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM (4 years ago)

    I love this. It’s so cute and looks fairly simple to make. Thanks for the idea.

  12. Mel the Crafty Scientist
    January 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM (4 years ago)

    You know I love it and maybe some day I’ll experiment making glittery ribbon! Thanks for giving me any credit, but this was definitely all you! So gorgeous and I definitely want to make a version of YOUR wreath! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  13. andie jaye
    January 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM (4 years ago)

    i love the idea of using the wooden form! so much easier to store! thanks for linking this up to my party last week!


  14. Michelle
    February 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM (4 years ago)

    I love the ribbons you chose! I love polka dots. It turned out very cute. Thanks for linking it up to the Valentine Craft linky at Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life!


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