Ribbon Wreath with Button Accents a DIY that is easy to make

Ribbon Wreaths are trendy right now, with photos appearing on blogs and Pinterest.  This tied ribbon version with button accents is a great way to get autumn colors and textures in a wreath that is easy to create.

Fall Ribbon Wreath with Button Accents

 Directions to make a Ribbon Wreath:

Making a ribbon wreath is a straightforward process that begins with a simple wreath form.  For this wreath, I used a STYROFOAM Brand Foam wreath form approximately 8″ in diameter.  I painted the front of the wreath using a foam brush and orange acrylic paint to camouflage the form in case it happened to peek through the ribbons.

Ribbon Wreath STYROFOAM base

While the painted wreath form is drying, I gathered my ribbons and cut several lengths of each.  My form required around 50 pieces, each 10″ long.  Widths ranged from 1/2 to 1″.

Cut Ribbons for Ribbon Wreath with Buttons

Once the form was dry and the ribbons cut, I tied the pieces around the form.  I began with the wider ribbons, and filled in the spaces with the narrower pieces, adjusting the location of the knots as necessary.

Tying Ribbons onto Ribbon Wreath with Buttons

Once all the ribbons were tied around the wreath form, the whole project looked pretty scary.  It resembled a big autumn-colored ribbon Medusa.

Ribbons tied on Ribbon Wreath with Buttons

But once all the ribbon ends had been trimmed to approximately 1.5 inches long (use sharp fabric scissors for clean edges), scary Medusa transformed into a pretty tied ribbon wreath ready for embellishing.

Making Tied Ribbon Wreath

I added thick marbled dark brown buttons from the Natural Grab Bag tied with orange embroidery floss, and a large aged metal leaf as an accent.  Three additional buttons from the Autumn Grab Bag tied with cream floss top the leaf for additional coordinating color and texture.

Button Accents on Ribbon Wreath

With no time or labor-intensive techniques to deal with, this tied ribbon wreath can be assembled quickly and easily.   Dive into your ribbon stash and make one today!

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2 Responses to Ribbon Wreath with Button Accents a DIY that is easy to make

  1. Fiona Clay October 24, 2012 at 6:34 PM #

    Great idea – Iwill attept with Xmas fabric and see how I go. I came upon the Buttons Galore & More while visiting my sister in the South Island (New Zealand) and I shall see if I can locate them in Auckland, NZ as they have a fantastic range.

  2. Ginger Payne September 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM #

    I found a fun project to do this weekend to get ready for the fall.

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