In this installment of Pinbusted or Pintrusted, I will show you my adventures in making a ribbon wreath. I saw the pin right around the time when we GeekMoms were enjoying a summer gift exchange in 2012. I had drawn one of the editors, and I was totally thinking “something homemade” for her.
Now, here’s the kicker: the pin takes you to a post that shows several shots of a well-done ribbon wreath, but they are not instructions for how to make the wreath. You need to click through to Stacy’s Halloween wreath, which then has the instructions linked at the Tatertots and Jello blog.
After that wild goose chase, it was smooth sailing for me. First, I collected the materials:
- Wreath form
- Thick/wide ribbon to surround the wreath form
- Assorted colors of ribbon (This can be absolutely anything you want, but I recommend they be similar thickness so there’s a uniform “lay” to the ribbon.)
- Hot glue gun with plenty of glue sticks
Follow the photo captions to see my journey through this craft.
I decided to add some flair to the wreath by printing out some GeekMom logos to laminate.
This was more difficult than I thought. I wanted a decent quality printout, so I had to go to my local Walmart and print it at their DIY kiosk.
The finished product is below.
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I will say trusted even though my own results aren’t as vibrant-looking as the ones I saw on Pinterest. This isn’t a difficult craft to do, but it does take some time. I chose to work on it while sitting in front of Friends reruns over the course of several evenings last summer. My oldest son even helped me by breaking out our second hot glue gun and blistering up his fingers too.
After putting GeekMom Jenny’s wreath in the mail, I immediately set forth to make another ribbon wreath for my front door.
A couple weeks later, I saw this variation on a ribbon wreath at a friend’s house.
Have you ever tried a ribbon wreath? What did you think of the amount of work involved? Did you like your results?