Create an Everlasting Christmas Ribbon Wreath – Easy, Fast and Fabulous!

Create an Everlasting Christmas Ribbon Wreath

Easy, Fast and Fabulous

Create an everlasting Christmas ribbon wreath.  Easy, fast and fabulous – no sewing or glue required.  No special tools are required either.  This really is a “can’t go wrong” project.

If you are local to Birmingham, come along to a Craft Workshop and enjoy making your wreath in the company of new friends. Click one of the links below for your preferred day to reserve your place.  Only 10 places are available on each day – first come, first served – so don’t delay – book today!

Your kit will include all the materials you need and full instructions and there will be plenty of support available on the day to make sure you take home an everlasting wreath to be proud of for many years to come.

This is a charity fundraising event – all funds raised support the great work of Birmingham Hospice.

Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Finished Wreath

Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Workshop Details

Saturday 4th November – 10am to 4pm (10 places available)

Tuesday 7th November- 10am to 4pm (10 places available)

Venue:  Birmingham Hospice Shop, Harborne High Street, Birmingham 17

Cost £25 – A maximum of 20 places are available 

Christmas Ribbon Wreath - What You Will Need:

Your kit will contain all the materials you need to complete your ribbon wreath:

  • 1 x 25cm diameter wire wreath base
  • 1 wooden hanging ornament – central decoration
  • 1 30cm length hanging ribbon
  • Over 40 metres of ribbon in each kit!
If you are left-handed or have a favourite pair of sharp scissors that you enjoy using – please bring them along to the workshop with you. 
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - 25cm diameter wire base
Christmas Ribbon Wreath -25cm wire base
Christmas Ribbon Wreath -Central Decoration
Christmas Ribbon Wreath -Central Decoration
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbons
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbons
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Selection
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Selection

Tools Required

The ribbons need to be cut into 7 inch/18cm lengths.  The wreath looks best if the ribbons are cut at a 45 degree angle.  You can do this using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat – or just use scissors.

You can vary the colours and widths of ribbon you use to suit what materials you have available and the way you want to use your finished wreath. a variety of colours and widths looks good.  1.5 – 3 cm widths and some gold mesh strips work best.  Any material that doesn’t fray easily can be used.

Time Required

Once your ribbons are cut, you need approximately 2 hours to complete your finished wreath.  The finished wreath looks as though it takes a LOT longer than this – but trust me, this really is a fast, fun and fabulously easy project – you really can’t go wrong!

Step by Step Instructions

First, cut your ribbons into 18cm/7 inch lengths, cutting the ends at a 45 degree angle.  The finish is a bit sharper if you use a rotary cutter, but a sharp pair of scissors will work just as well.  A long blade is best, so you can get a nice, clean cut.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT YOUR HANGING RIBBON WHICH IS IN A SINGLE 30CM LENGTH!  Place this carefully on one side.

Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Cutting
Cut ribbon into 7 inch/18cm lengths - cutting ends at a 45 degree angle
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Cutting
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Cutting - Cut 7 inch/18cm lengths with both ends angled at 45 degrees.

Gold mesh, lace or netting – or any fabric that does not fray – can be cut into 18cm/7 inch lengths too.  For best effect, cut the fabric into strips around 3cm wide 

Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Selection
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Ribbon Selection
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - First Ribbons Tied into place
Christmas Ribbon Wreath - First Ribbons Tied into place

Starting at the inner ring of the wreath base, take a piece of ribbon and tie it into place. It doesn’t matter where you start – pick anywhere you like.  You want both ends of the ribbon equal, so place the middle of the ribbon against the wire base.  There is no need to tie a double knot – that will shorten the ribbon and make the wreath too bulky.  The quantity of ribbon used to create the wreath will ensure that the ribbons sit snugly together and will hold well in place without the need to tie a knot.

Be sure to tie the ribbons nice and tightly, so they stay securely in place for many years to come.

Work all around the inner ring selecting a mixture of ribbons, spacing them evenly to give a pleasing effect. 

There is plenty of ribbon, so you can push them closely together so they sit nice and snugly, covering the metal base completely.

When your inner ring is completely covered, go ahead and repeat the process and fill your outer ring.

When you have used up all your ribbons, stand back and check your wreath over.  If required (hopefully not!), trim off any loose ribbon ends or lengths that are slightly too long to give a neat, professional finish to your Christmas wreath.

Form the hanging ribbon into a loop and attach it to the centre of the top of your wreath.  Pass the knot through the wreath base and back inside your ribbon loop to secure it.

Finally, attach a wooden ornament to the base of your wreath in the same way to give a nice finishing touch.

You are all done – that really is all there is to it!

Choose somewhere to hang your wreath where it can be admired by all your family and friends.

Christmas Ribbon Wreath - Finished Wreath

Tips andTricks

When you tie organza ribbon or any fabric with looser fibres, hold the ribbon just above the knot – rather than at the ends – to avoid fraying the ribbon ends.

 

Heart UpCycling

If you are like me and have collected odd bits of ribbon over the years – from chocolate boxes, gift wrapping etc., now is finally your chance to make good use of them all!

 

Heart UpCycling!

Interested in Craft Workshops?

We are planning more craft workshops in the new year – more details on the link below.

Heart UpCycling Christmas Ribbon Wreath Workshop

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