These fluffy ribbon wreaths are so cute and festive, but they can be sooooo expensive to buy (like I’ve seen ones for $200.) Guess what! You can actually make them for pretty cheap and they’re fairly easy to make. The 24 in candy cane ribbon wreath I made several years ago (about 8ish years ago.) It gets used every year and is still fluffy and vibrant! Today I’m going to show you how to make the little 8 inch ones! I’ve been asked so many times for a tutorial on how I make these super cute ribbon wreaths, so I finally broke down and made a tutorial. So without further ado, here is my Candy Cane Ribbon Wreath Tutorial!
Candy Cane Ribbon Wreath Tutorial
You will need:
- Decorative Ribbon 5.5″x10yd Metallic Deco Mesh Red
- Decorative Ribbon Metallic Deco Mesh 5.5″x10 yds White & Silver (I didn’t find the white and red striped one this year)
- Wreath Frame (Large pictured is 24″, Small pictured are 8″)
- Floral Wire
- Twine or Ribbon (optional)
1 | Attatch the Mesh
Bunch up the end of the first color mesh you are going to use (mine is white.)
Add your second color to the little bunch (mine is red.)
Using a small section of flora wire wrap it around the base of the bunched-up mesh like a twist tie. It should look like this:
Using the long end of the wire you just twisted around the bunched mesh, attach it to the back of the wreath frame with the mesh ribbon coming off to the back of the wreath. So we are working on the concaved side of the wreath. (If your ribbon is to the front of the frame, it will be more difficult to make the loops and hold them in place.)
2 | Make the Loops
These loops will vary depending on the size of the wreath and how fluffy you want the wreath to be. For these small frames, I am making loops that are about 3″ tall. For the large frame, the loops are more like 8″. Just stuff the mesh through the gaps with one loop in the outer gap and one in the inner gap. From there, we’ll just alternate the colors.
Using one hand, hold the smooshed loops while you feed the others through. If you want a denser wreath, you’ll have more loops. If you want a looser-looking wreath, use fewer loops.
3 | Fluff
Once you have finished the first section, it should look something like this:
Fluff out the decorative mesh so that it is full and not clumpy looking.
4 | Attatch the End
When you have finished all the sections, leave the ribbon long at the back. Don’t cut it just yet!
Take a piece of floral wire and wrap the red and white mesh together. Attach the floral wire to the backside of the frame.
Trim off the excess mesh.
5 | Add Twine or Ribbon (Optional)
I always add a little loop of twine or ribbon to the back for easy hanging. But it is optional if you have a different way you want to hang the wreath.
6 | Done!
And now your wreath is done! It’s time to hang it up and enjoy your new candy cane ribbon wreath!
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