I whipped these wreaths up for an auction fundraiser because I had the mesh ribbon already on hand. I was in a hurry so I wasn’t able to take photos step-by-step but it’s easy so I’ll tell you my formula for making a quick and simple wreath for any season. Click here for a Father’s Day version and another 4th of July version.
Using 3-4 spools, tie mesh ribbon around a grapevine wreath – I tie bows because I like the loops and the cut ends both in my wreath.
I use grapevine wreaths because it grabs the mesh ribbon – it makes it a little trickier to work with but it hold the bows fabulously.
Attach seasonal decor items to your wreath (Hobby Lobby is my go-to for fabulous seasonal items – I look for metal ones first because they look so great and expensive but are reasonable with my 40% coupons). I usually use 2-3 decorative items for the top and a phrase or sign across the bottom. Try to tie them on with ribbon if possible. If needed, use hot glue to add more reinforcement.
Note: I tie on as many pieces as I can because it makes the wreath more stable. If using metal items, many of the best items are made for the garden with metal stakes attached – find a friend with a metal grinder (or lucky you if you have one!) and it takes about 15 seconds to cut off the garden posts. The metal pinwheels and flowers were all garden items where we cut off the metal posts before attaching the decorative items.
This welcome sign started out orange and I spray painted it using Rustoleum 2X Coverage spray paint and added a little clear glitter when it was wet. I also removed the wire hanger that was attached to it and tied it on with wide ribbon that I wanted showing on my wreath.
Create a hanger if needed by tying a ribbon loop around the top of the wreath. I hang my wreaths from a nail on my door because my door is too high for a wreath hook. If you use a hook, you don’t need the ribbon loop.
Keep your wreath from scratching your door by hot gluing strips of felt around the back of the grapevine wreath. I use dark brown felt and cut it in semi-circle strips, overlapping the felt to cover the entire grapevine area, protecting my door from the scratchy sticks.
You can make a custom wreath for $30-40 using this method and your 40% off coupons! Give it a try – these also make a great gift!