Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath

Hey everyone!  It’s Christine from I Dig Pinterest, and I can’t wait to share how to make this oh-so-fun Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath with you!

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Bright colors just scream birthday to me, so I wanted to incorporate them, using ribbon, into a  “Party” wreath.  What I absolutely adore about this creation, is not only the fabulous mix of patterns and colors, but the fact that it can be personalized with the birthday boy or girl’s precious photos.

OR, add in favorite quotes from the child and mini love letters!  Talk about sentimental.  Simply switch them out for the next individual’s special day!  

It’s a thoughtful way to celebrate a wonderful person, but also serves as a great party decoration! Just coordinate the ribbon to match the event’s color scheme!  

 This project takes some time and effort, but when you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful decor piece to hang in your home to commemorate each person’s birthday.  It’s completely worth it….I promise!

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12 inch wreath form
Alphabet Tiles
Small Wooden Clothespins
Lots and lots of Ribbon (I used 13 rolls and had some leftover) in a variety of colors and patterns!
Hot Glue Gun
Wallet-size photos for embellishing
Jute or twine for the “Party” banner

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut a bunch of  4 1/2″ pieces of ribbon.  I cut quite a bit to start with, and then cut a little more as I needed it so I didn’t waste any.  I’m obsessed with polka-dots (surprise, surprise).  🙂

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Form each piece into a loop and hold in place with a dot of hot glue where the ends overlap.

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Working in sections, one loop at a time, hot glue each, seam side down, onto the wreath form.  Feel free to get creative here!  It’s hard to go wrong.  Adhere them in every direction and alternate colors and patterns so it’s eye-catching!  You can fill in the gaps later with more ribbon loops, but try to group them as close together as possible.  This takes a while, but persevere, and you’ll thank yourself later!

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Work your way all around the wreath form.  Afterwards, fill in any noticeable gaps with more ribbon loops.
 You’re almost done!

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now hot glue your wooden alphabet tiles onto a piece of jute or twine.  Thread the ends of the banner through the ribbon loops where you’ll want the banner to sit, and hot glue it to the back of the wreath form.

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Ta da!  Now grab your wooden clothespins (I used six) and clip them onto wide ribbon loops around the wreath.  Insert some cute wallet-sized photos, and that’s it! 

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I edited my photos to be black and white.  I love the way they pop against the wreath colors!
As you can plainly see, there’s a lot of personality bottled up in this little almost-four-year-old guy. 🙂  He was so excited to see his face on something I’d made.

Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now display for all to admire.  This wreath is such a special and darling way to pay tribute to the birthday child (or adult).  Have fun and let your creativity run wild!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to answer them!

It was great being here today!  I hope you’ll stop by I Dig Pinterest soon, for more fabulous craft ideas and tasty recipes too!

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What a super fun way to celebrate that birthday boy, girl, daddy, grandma….etc, etc! I can only imagine how the cute little faces of my kiddos would light up when they catch a glimpse of a fun and festive wreath with their pictures displayed all around it. They would be delighted and so honored to be the center of attention, literally, on their special day! This project is adorable, bright, colorful, and full of birthday cheer!

Great job Christine and thank you for sharing this fun project, and your incredible talent with us! I adore this wreath and can’t wait to make one just like it for all of our birthday celebrations. To catch more awesome tutorials by this incredible lady, visit her at I Dig Pinterest. Cute name…huh?!?

Do you love wreaths? I do too! They are so fun to make and such a great way to welcome guests to our sweet homes. If you are a wreath lover too…check out our Wreath Tutorials Page for more super cute wreaths. Here are a couple you will find there…

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  1. Martha
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    This is such a cute, clever way to honor the birthday boy or girl! Loved it!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 9, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

      Hi Martha! Thank you so much! So cute, right?!? Christine did such a wonderful job! I can’t wait to make one for my home! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  2. mitra
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Thank you. I am happy that I find your website.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Mitra! You are so welcome and thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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