Nautical – Beach Inspired Wreath

Hello my name is Cheri and my blog is Its So Very Cheri.

I post projects, remodeling tutorials, recipes, I am writing our Story one chapter at a time–Empty Arms, Broken Hearts…
I have 2 weekly parties and showcase other bloggers projects that WOW me -every Saturday.

I have another blog The Diy Club.

We have a monthly contest where bloggers can enter Tutorial Styled Posts, using a sponsor’s products and enter it into our Linky party.

We have a group of bloggers that post tutorials on the site as well.
You can get lots of GREAT inspiration over there.

Enough about me. I know you are interested in seeing what I made.

I made a Life Preserver out of a pool noodle, electrical tubing, Gorilla Glue tape, 100% Cotton Twill Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, and a few straight pins.

I grabbed a pool noodle and cut it down to shorten it just a little. Basically you will need to eye ball it to get an idea of how big you want your circle and where to cut. If you cut too much off you can add it back in.

I ran to the hardware store and grabbed some electric tubing. It is used on air conditioners. It is somewhat flexible. The great thing about it-you can use your blow dryer to heat it up and make it into the more rounded shape that you need. I pushed it in through the center hole then used Gorilla Glue tape to hold it together. That tape is so strong. I didn’t need to hot glue it together, just a little tape did the trick.

My first cut was too small so I added some of my tubing back in.

-After seeing the finished product I wish I had bought more of the electrical tubing so I could have made 4 cuts and attached the pool tube back together for a little smoother circle but all in all I still love it.

I had ordered Natural/Ivory Twill, Navy Twill and Grey Twill. (I was pretty excited about this project and posted about it on my facebook as soon as the order was placed.)

I LOVE Ribbon Retreat Ribbon. It is so affordable and the site offers so many great ideas.

I wrapped the Natural/Ivory Twill Cotton Ribbon around the wreath. I overlapped the previous ribbon so you could not see any of the pool tubing peaking through. I made sure it was all pretty evenly wrapped at about the same distance between each wrap.

All I did was pin the end of the ribbon to the underneath side, making it versatile to change it up if I wanted.

I added a little of the NAVY Twill Ribbon and then folded the GREY Twill Ribbon in half and pinned it in place.

I made a GREY loop to hang the wreath and added a NAVY Twill bow to the top.

I love the simplicity of it.

I love the NATURAL feel of the COTTON TWILL RIBBON. It is so soft.

I think it would also be adorable in the RED TWILL, but I have another idea already floating in my head that I want to try with the RED TWILL. Who knows maybe I will be invited back to show you that one as well.

I think it would be gorgeous in the Natural Twill with only the GREY TWILL accents. Don’t you?

Because the ribbon is pinned in place, I removed the GREY TWILL to show how easy it is to change it up. I showed it with the BUOYS I made. You can make your own BUOYS too.

Here I displayed it with other Nautical/Beachy decor, leaving the wreath VERY SIMPLE. I showcased it with My Yacht Club–faux BEADBOARD sign. The tutorial can be found {HERE}

I really LOVE the LOOK of the Natural Twill with the gray board and the white beach sign. My (faux) Driftwood Beach Sign tutorial can be found {HERE}.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my NAUTICAL – BEACH INSPIRED Wreath.. I am honored to be here today.

I hope to see you over at

Thank you Cheri!

I absolutely love this wreath! When I see it I can automatically feel the breeze of the beach on my face. Time for a vacation? 🙂

If you haven’t tried our Cotton Twill Ribbon, you need to get your hands on it!
They are wonderful for all kind of projects! I have used them in the casing for pajama pants.
There are hundreds of uses!

If you have great tutorials and a fun idea you would like to share on The Ribbon Retreat Blog,
please submit a project.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Posted April 20, 2012 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Love this simple and fun wreath. I am featuring it today at

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 20, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      Thanks Michelle! Cheri really did a fantastic job! 🙂 P.S. it was so good to meet you yesterday! I’d love to chat with you more. 🙂 – Shirley

  2. Posted July 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    What a clever idea. Your idea of using the twilling is fabulous. I am pinning this right now. I have an entire pinboard devoted to wreaths.

  3. Marsha Bryant
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    About how many rolls of twill do I need to order in comparison to a 24″ – 36″ wreath?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      Hi Marsha! Thank you so much for your question. Cheri used 20 yards of the Natural/Ivory and 5 yards each of the other for her awesome beach inspired wreath. Just to be safe, I would order more than you think you would use…then you can always have extra to make more wreaths! 🙂
      Thank you again Marsha! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

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