Ribbon Flag Wreath


Ribbon Flag Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I LOVE the 4th of July.
Love it.

I am so glad I could squeeze in this little craft while the babies were napping today.
This fun wreath took me less than an hour to do!

And I really needed a new wreath.

About two months ago the wind was so bad, it tore off my spring wreath
and sent it no where to be found.
Now my door loves me again. :)

-Supplies-

Wreath form (this one is 18″)
Royal with white Stars Ribbon in 1 1/2″
White Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 1 1/2″
Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 1 1/2″
Red Stripes Ribbon in 7/8″
Royal with white Stars Ribbon in 7/8″
Pins or hot glue

You can hot glue your ribbon onto the wreath, but I found pinning it to be much easier, and it also gives you the option of reusing the expensive wreath form for another season.

Start any where on the wreath form and pin.
Remember to seal your ribbon ends.

I wrapped my Stars Ribbon around the form 11 times.
I didn’t care too much how the back looked.
On a wreath form, to make the front more smooth,
you have to have some gaping in the ribbon on back.

Now you can pin each time you wrap the ribbon around the form, or you can finish the color you are using and just pin the end, like I did in the picture below with the White Solid Grosgrain Ribbon.

I didn’t have White Solid Grosgrain in 1 1/2″ on hand, so I used 7/8″. I almost had enough to finish the wreath, but ended up needing a little more than 5 yards. 5 yards of White and Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 1 1/2″ will finish off the wreath perfectly.

There is no science to getting the stripes perfect.
I just wrapped and hoped for the best.

I would suggest doing extra of the Stars Ribbon, so it gives you a little leeway.
My last red stripe ended up being a little bigger to fill the small space next to the Stars Ribbon.

Ribbon Flag Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You can stop here, or if you’re like me and live in windy conditions,
you can add ribbon to hang the wreath from.

I used the Stars Ribbon in 7/8″ and the Red Stripes Ribbon in 7/8″
and put them together using my GlueGlider Pro Adhesive.

Then I hot glued my two sided ribbon onto the back of the wreath.
To give it a little more hold, I placed a few pins where I had glued it.

I made a little bow and now my flag wreath is happy in it’s new home on my door.
And my door is happy to be decorated for the fourth.

Ribbon Flag Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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11 Comments

  1. Jill
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Such a cute idea! I’ve been looking for something to make for the 4th of July. I think I found it! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Michelle Robson
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I made a ribbon wreath for my husband’s cousin, she just had a baby. I decorated it to match his bedroom. I’m not sure how to attach a picture to show off. =)

    • Shirley
      Posted June 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Michelle! You could post it on Facebook under fan photos I think. :)

  3. Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    what a cute wreath! make sure b/4 you buy an expensive wreath form, to check the dollar store- sometimes they carry those too:)

  4. Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    What a clever idea! Love it!

  5. shannon
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I really love this wreath! My girlfriend made one very similiar to this by tying ribbon pieces around a thinner foam core than the one you used in red, white and blue. I LOVE both your ideas. :)

    • Shirley
      Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      I thought about doing that as well! I love that look of tied ribbon or fabric around a wreath. I just did this one because it takes less time and ribbon. :)

  6. Michelle Robson
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Duh!! I don’t know why I didn’t think of that!!!

  7. Brittany
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    This is adorable! I saw one made with tulle too that I love. Maybe I’ll have to make both! :)

  8. Christine Feehan
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    As an American living overseas, this is a fabulous idea. My doors will be decorated on the 4th July, in style!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 2, 2013 at 1:28 am | Permalink

      Hi Christine! Thank you for your comment. I am so glad you like our Ribbon Flag Wreath and that your doors will be all decked out for our patriotic holiday! Have a wonderful day! :)

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