The Art of Darkness

Lovely, Easy Ribbon Wreath

November 18th, 2010 by Cobwebs

Ribbon WreathI have a teensy little ribbon addiction, in that any time I see an unusual pattern I buy some even if I have no idea what I’m going to do with it (see also my teensy little fabric addiction). The Long Thread may have just given me an answer.

This ribbon wreath could hardly be easier, consisting of ribbon wrapped around a styrofoam wreath form and tied into bows. For such a simple presentation, it’s really quite striking.

Since all of the emphasis is on the bow-tie portion of the ribbon, instead of a styrofoam form it might be possible to just use wire bent into a circle (or, I suppose, into other shapes as well). This would cut down on the amount of ribbon used, since you wouldn’t be “wasting” several inches per bow by wrapping it around a wider base.

Depending upon how messy or careful you are with the bows, this could be fun and casual or really quite formal and funereal. Although I quite like the monochromatic look of the black-only ribbon, it would also be fun to do with several different colors. I suppose you could even use red, gold, and green and make a wreath for that other holiday.

(Hat tip to xJane)

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