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Welcome To Our Nest Spring Wreath

Wreaths are the prefect way to welcome family and friends to your home! They are bright and beautiful, unique and so much fun to look at! I love wreaths and there is always one hanging on my front door…unless the wind is blowing frantically and it happens to be banging against the door or possibly lying in the front bushes because the wind ripped it from it’s hook; otherwise, there is always a festive wreath welcoming a new season, an upcoming holiday or an invited guest to our door! Mary from Little Mama Bowtique is here sharing a new wreath that I truly can’t wait to duplicate and hang on my front door welcoming everyone to our little nest! Enjoy!

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hello all, Mary back from Little Mama Bowtique with a fun spring wreath. Not going to lie, I poured a lot of time into this one, however I am going to give you some time saving tips to make your own! All in all I think it came out pretty darn cute and worth the time!

Materials you will need for this tutorial:
Wire Wreath Form, I used a 24 inch form but suggest a smaller size
Wired Anisha Ribbon in Aqua
Variety of Felt
Two Buttons
Variety of Flowers in Tans/Browns
Variety of 7/8″ Ribbon
Baker’s Twine
Glue Gun
Sewing Machine (or hand sewing optional)
Needle and Thread

Wreath Button

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Ok so let’s just say I don’t know what possessed me to buy the GIANT 24 inch wreath form from the craft store. If you are crazy like me go right the heck ahead and buy the BIG one but whew, be ready for lots of ribbon and time! A 12 inch form probably would have done the trick, however you won’t miss my wreath driving by! If anyone tries to steal it I will see them a mile away and hunt them down and hey, this wreath could make a potential weapon so just beware! I used 4 inch wide Wired Anisha Ribbon in aqua and burned through 20 yards.

Start by cutting your ribbon into 24 inch length strips. Disregard the measuring guide in the photo, I went through a few methods before coming to this one.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Start by looping your ribbon around the outer ring and glue using your glue gun. It is probably best to not burn your fingerprints off with this step, but hey those aren’t that important right?

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pull your ribbon up through two of the three loops in an “M” like shape. We are going to take turns pulling up through brackets 1 & 2 , then 2 & 3 with our strands of ribbon. Then glue other end of ribbon to inner wire ring.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Once you have pulled the loops up, twist one loop up around the other and the other down, making a bow like shape.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Repeat until you have covered all or most of your wreath, in my case I ran out of ribbon, but we are covering a small section with other things so it’s ok :D.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I had a small strip of ribbon left which I used to cover the exposed wire here. You could also use some felt, we just want something solid to glue to here basically.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I made a nest out of tan and light brown flowers. The Ribbon Retreat has an amazing variety for this! Arrange them how you like and glue in place.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Trace a bird body shape onto your felt and cut out two layers.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut out a beak and pin in place. I made two birdies, one coral and one blue.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Stitch outer edge of bird body using a narrow seam. I used my sewing machine but if you do not have one you could easily hand stitch this.
Hand stitch a button on for an eye. I also stitched some wings on.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I just kind of wedged my birdies into the nest and glued where I could.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut a length of bakers twine to make a banner to go across the wreath and tie bows on each end.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut a variety of 7/8 inch ribbon into 3 inch strips and cut the ends into v cuts. Heat seal the ends with a lighter.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Loop around your bakers twine and glue sides together.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Stitch your ends of strand onto your wreath where you would like it with a needle and thread.

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Voila! My cute wreath is complete. I was inspired by spring and a welcome to our nest theme combined into one. While I was making this my windows were open and I could hear birds chirping, it was beautiful! I love spring and hope you have fun making your own birdie wreath too!

Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Welcome to our Nest Spring Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog


Thank you, thank you Mary! You are so talented and creative and this wreath is simply gorgeous! I love that bright and bold ribbon and those little song birds are beyond sweet, sitting atop those stunning flowers. Awesome job and thank you for sharing this amazing and spring inspired wreath with us today!

Do you love wreaths too? Do you love to have them outside and in? Me too! I love to make them as well, and I think I am about due for a new one! What about you? Here are a few more wonderful wreaths you are sure to love and sure to be inspired by!

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Calling all wreath lovers…get your supplies to make your next wreath right now, right HERE at The Ribbon Retreat! We are bursting at the seams with ribbon, tulle, ric rac, burlap, felt, resins, gems and everything you will need to create your next wreath!

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Happy Creating & Happy Wreaths!
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