Wrapped With Love Wreath Trio

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Tickled pink and happy to say
Valentine’s Day is on its way!

If you’re still looking for a fun Valentine decoration for your wall or door,
give this wrapped wreath a try!

Wrapped Heart Wreath

-Supplies-

3 Wreath Forms (of course, you can use just one)
Fabric
Ribbon
Lace
Netting
Tulle
Ric Rac
Chinese Braid
Yarn
Batting or Felt
Scissors
Pinking Shears (optional)
Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat (optional)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

The great thing about this wreath is that you can use as many
or as little embellishments as you’d like!

I think it would be fun to use maribou, zipper accents, buttons.

The Ribbon Retreat carries lots of fun ribbon and fabric for Valentine’s Day!
I had so much fun picking out what I wanted for my wreath and combining it with supplies I already had on hand.

Some of the fabric I used in my wreath include Adorn It Happy Hearts Happy Stripes fabric,
Adorn It Happy Hearts Red Curly Motif Fabric,
Riley Blake Sew Cherry Pink Cherries Fabric,
Essential Dots Jet Black Fabric, and Essential Dots Christmas Red Fabric

Some of the ribbon I used include the 1 1/2″ Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon,
1 1/2″ Black with White Polka Dot Ribbon,
7/8″ White with Red Hearts Solid Grosgrain Ribbon,
7/8″ Pink/Hot Pink Biggie Dots Dot Ribbon,
1 1/2″ Hot Pink Moonstitch Grosgrain Ribbon,
7/8″ Pink Satin Double-Faced Ribbon,
7/8″ Red/Pink Pink Passion Dots Ribbon,
1 1/2″ Geranium Zebra Preppy Stripes Ribbon,
3/8″ Red Journal/White Saddle Stitch Ribbon, 3/8″ Black Stripe Ribbon, 3/8″ Black Gingham Taffeta Ribbon,
3/8″ Hot Pink Dainty Stitch Ribbon,
3/8″ Red with Black Swiss Dots Ribbon, 1 1/2″ Black with White Swiss Dots Ribbon, 7/8″ Hot Pink Double Ruffle Ribbon, 1 1/2″ Pink/Black Skull Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/2″ Hot Pink Leopard Print Grosgrain Ribbon, 7/8″ Black Stripe Zebra Print Ribbon.

Wow! What a mouthful! Handful?

You know, I’m not usually a big hearts person, but it’s Valentine’s Day and I couldn’t resist!

I started out with a big, beautiful Styrofoam heart shaped wreath.
Unfortunately it was destroyed when I tried to cut it in half!

With my luck, there were no more heart shaped wreaths to be found! I looked everywhere!

I found these wire heart wreath forms in the floral section of the craft store and snatched them up before all the heart shaped wreath shoppers could stop me!

After getting them home I decided to wrap them in batting to give them a fuller look.

I cut my batting into strips. This would have been much easier if I hadn’t misplaced my rotary cutter!

Then I simply wrapped the strips of batting around my wire wreath, hot gluing as I wrapped.

Repeat these steps with the other two wreaths, unless you were fortunate enough to find a coveted heart shaped Styrofoam wreath, then you’re good to go!

Of course you could use a round wreath form and it would be super cute too!

Measure the thickness of your wreath and cut your fabric strips and ribbon accordingly.
My wreath was 5″ thick so I cut my ribbons and fabric strips down to 5″.
Again, a rotary cutter would have been helpful!

Hot glue one end of your fabric strip to the backside of the wreath.
Wrap the strip of fabric around the wreath and secure with hot glue on the back of the wreath.

Continue wrapping and gluing fabric strips and ribbon around the wreath.

The corners are somewhat difficult but don’t worry about making it perfect.
You’ll be adding more embellishments later.

Continue wrapping the fabric and ribbon around the wreath until your wreath is covered.

You can add more embellishments where you have gaps.
Small final touches make a big difference!

Repeat these steps with the remaining two wreaths to complete your trio.

I also added Fray Check to the back of my wreaths.
It’s not necessary but I didn’t want my ribbon to continue fraying.

Decide how far apart you want your wreaths to be and double that length for your ribbon.
For example, I decided I wanted my wreaths to hang about 9″ apart, so I cut three 18″ strips
of red ribbon.

Decide what order you want your wreaths to hang in.
Wrap your first length of ribbon through the top wreath.
Secure the ends with hot glue.

Then wrap a length of ribbon through the top wreath and the middle wreath.
Secure the ends with hot glue.

Wrap the remaining strip of ribbon through the middle wreath and the last wreath.
Secure the ends with hot glue.

After that I hung the wreaths on the wall and positioned them where I wanted them to hang.
This step is optional. I just didn’t want the ends of my ribbon slipping to the front of my wreath.

I also made a bow to adorn the top of my wreath.

I made this bow using the Pinwheel Technique.
You can find instructions for it in the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions.

Yes, that’s a paper clip that you can see there.

The nail on my front door is quite small and I learned the hard way that wreaths will fall and
break if I hang them from a ribbon.

This wreath pretty much takes up my entire door, so it’s actually not hanging from the small nail on my door.
It’s hanging from clear fishing wire and secured on the top of my door with duct tape! Tacky or genius?
You know, I really don’t care as long as it works!

For now my lovely wreath trio is hanging on my front door,
but there are lots of places it would look really cute!

Where will you hang your trio of wreaths?

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Will you hang it on a wall?

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

How about on a window?

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Will you hang it on a fence?

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Or how about a silo? :)

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Will you hang it from a tree?

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Or maybe from a brick?

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Wherever you choose to hang your wreaths or even if you give your wreaths away as a gift enjoy making your wreaths and wrapping them with love!

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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4 Comments

  1. claudia
    Posted February 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    i have been searching on what to make for valentines day and i think i found the winner!!! yayy thanks.

    claudia
    http://www.homeseasons.com

    • Posted February 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Claudia! I’m so glad you like it! I smile every time I see it hanging from my door! :)

  2. michele
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    I love everything you make!…. I honestly wish I had half your talent I would be the coolest mom!… You ROCK!

    • Posted February 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      Aww…thanks Michele! That pretty much the greatest compliment ever!

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