Valentine’s Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath

Valentine's Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

After I put away all of my Christmas decorations, my house felt so empty.
Valentine’s Day decorations are the perfect way to bring life back to my home.

The first place I started was my front door.

I wanted to make a simple wreath with hearts and then my hands went crazy!
I love all the ribbon I used, and the felt hearts and cute bow on top put the finishing touch on it.

If your door still has it’s Christmas wreath or is bare, then this tutorial is for you! :)

- Supplies –

Wreath form
5 – 10 yards 1 1/2″ or 2 1/4″ White Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
(How many yards depends on how much overlapping the ribbon does. I also used 2 1/4″, but I think 1 1/2″ would work just fine. Again it depends on how close together you want the edges to be.)
1 1/2″ Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon – Our 5 yards spools would work great.
3/8″ Hot Pink Stripes Ribbon – Our 5 yards spools would work great.
3/8″ Baby Pink Solid Grosgrain Ribbon – Our 5 yards spools would work great.
One pack of Red and one pack Pink 1 3/4″ Felt Circles
One pack of White 1 1/4″ Felt Circles
Pins
White Tulle
Hot glue/Glue gun
Rhinestones or Buttons

Start with your wreath form.

Because of the dark green color, I had to use more ribbon so it wouldn’t show through.
If you get a lighter form, you may be able to get away with less ribbon.

I like to use pins to adhere the ribbon to the form.
It is much faster and a lot more forgiving. :)

Pin the sealed ribbon end onto your wreath form and start wrapping the ribbon around.
Pin every so often.

Here is a picture so you can see how tightly I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath.
If you decide to go this route, use 1 1/2″ ribbon.

When you get to the end, cut and seal your ribbon end.
Pin it in place.

I thought about wrapping Red ribbon around the wreath form,
but it just ended up looking like a candy cane. It might be cute if you use Pink ribbon.

To steer away from candy canes, I decided to do chunks of Red ribbon.

I pinned the sealed ribbon end, wrapped the ribbon twice around,
cut and sealed the end, and then pinned it down.

It took me a few tries to get all the chunks even placed.
Thank goodness for using pins instead of hot glue! :)

Next, I pinned the sealed end of the Hot Pink Stripes Ribbon.
Then I widely wrapped it around the wreath form.

When you get to the end, cut and seal your ribbon.
Pin it down.

Do the same thing with the Pink Solid Grosgrain Ribbon,
but wrap the ribbon in the opposite direction.

Now we are ready to make hearts!

Felt Circles come pre-cut in cute circles.
These are especially great for gluing clips to flowers and accessories.
Perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time for a project.

To make the hearts, fold your felt circle in half and then trim the edges to make half of a heart.

It might take a little practice to get the perfect heart, but you can trim it after it’s opened.

Make as many as you’d like!
Can you ever have enough hearts? :)

You don’t have to put the hearts on the wreath exactly like I did.
Play around with them and find out what looks good to you.

I played around with them for about five minutes until I got the design I liked best.

I made little bundles of hearts.
I hot glued the Pink heart onto the Red heart.
Then I added the white heart onto that.

Once your hearts are glued together, we are ready to hot glue them to the wreath.
I also decided to add rhinestones at this point. Gotta love a little bling! :)

I think that most wreaths look cuter with a little bow on it.
So using up leftovers of my 1 1/2″ Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon, I made a “Little Bow“.

Then I trimmed one Pink heart and layered the hearts on top of each other
and put it as the center for my bow.

We’re almost there!

Take your finished wreath and your tulle to the door.
Cut your tulle; I eyeballed it, making sure to have plenty extra.

Wrap your tulle around your wreath once.
Bring the ends up to your hook and tie it on.
I tie mine quite a few times due to the crazy winds at my house.

Then cut any excess tulle.

Now hot glue your bow onto the tulle.

Valentine's Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

All done!

Valentine's Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Valentine's Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Valentine's Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 19, 2012 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Very cute!!! I’m going to try making this with my little girl!

  2. Sherrie Pridemore
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Love it. However, in my mind you went from talking about a “candy cane look” to me seeing a life preserver, so keep that in mind for the summer months when we can add some of TRR ribbon with water and either some swimming or fishing accents.
    This is so amazing that you have my mind whirling in two different decorative wreaths. Of course if I had a lake house or lived on the beach (in my dreams) the life preserver would always be perfect!

    • Shirley
      Posted January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

      Ha! I didn’t even think about a life preserver! That’s funny! :)

  3. Posted January 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    This is the best Valentines Day wreath I have seen yet!
    So pretty! Looks pretty simple to do too!

  4. Posted January 21, 2012 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    this is DARLING. i really do need to make a wreath!!!!! :)

  5. Posted February 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute design! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Posted January 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I just found your blog and I love this wreath! You have so many great projects! I would love you to stop by my blog on Tuesday. I am starting a link up for awesome projects like yours in the hope that more people can discover the projects we’ve all made and love. The link up is especially for older projects that we feel didn’t get enough attention.
    So stop by on Tuesday!
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
    Nancy

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Nancy! Your link party sounds great! Thanks for letting us know. – Shirley :)

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