Make This Darling Big Bow Holiday Wreath in a Snap!

My talented sister-in-law, Liz of Say Yes to Hoboken, recently made some simple but super-chic wreaths for the holidays and I had to share ASAP.

I've been on the hunt for an inspiring holiday home decor project that is totally doable so I could feature it here. When I saw Liz's wreaths, I knew I had a winner. They're simple as pie to put together, but they look very modern and sophisticated. No sewing machine or glue gun required.

You can find the DIY below.


1) Start with a plain white foam wreath form (available at most craft stores for about $3), green ribbon or bias tape, and pins. For a medium size wreath, you'll need approx 16-18 yards of 1/2 inch wide ribbon. You'll also need about 5 feet of red, 1-inch wide ribbon for hanging and a small piece of red fabric or wide ribbon to make the bow.

2) Pin the end of the green ribbon to the back of the foam wreath. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath overlapping each layer of ribbon slightly as you go. Add a new pin every 3 inches or so to make sure the ribbon stays in place and won't shift much. The image above shows the back of Liz's wreath with blue pins every few inches.

3) When you've circled the entire wreath, add a final pin and trim any excess ribbon.

4) For the bow, Liz followed the instructions here but simplified them a bit. She made a tube of fabric, then pinched it together in the middle and wrapped the middle with a piece of 1-inch wide ribbon. She secured the wrapped piece with a pin and used more pins to add the bow to the wreath. If you don't want to use fabric, a wide piece of ribbon would work as well.

5) To hang the wreath, Liz cut a length of 1-inch wide red ribbon (about 4 feet long) and made one big loop through the wreath. She secured the ends of the loop to the wreath back with pins.

And that's it. Don't you think it's a great-looking project? I'm sure it's very satisfying to do. I totally want to try it!

A big thank you to Liz for sharing this creative project with us. If you're looking for more cool projects, Liz is featuring a BlogNog Series full of good ideas all month long.


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