Hi there! Jess here with another fun ribbon project for you today. Check out my vintage wreath made with an assortment of white, tan, and cream May Arts trims:
I chose to use mostly natural fabrics or the look of natural (in the case of the “suede” leaves) to give this wreath a rich, sophisticated shabby chic feel. I used the following May Arts ribbons:
One yard each of:
You will also need a wreath form, about ½ a yard of burlap, some canvas for the rolled rosettes, and a few buttons.
Begin by cutting 2-3 inch strips of burlap and wrapping them around your wreath form. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the burlap.
Then simply begin to haphazardly wrap ribbons and trims around the wreath in an eye-pleasing way. I preferred to keep a few blank spots on mine where you can see mostly burlap to give the eyes somewhere to rest but you may prefer to evenly space yours.
For the leaf flowers you will want to create them with a large glue dot or adhesive covered circle. The first layer is just overlapped leaves:
Form the second layer by cutting the leaves in half and gluing the center of the cut side together like so:
Adhere these “petals” in a ring in the center and add a button to hide the raw edges.
For the canvas rosettes: Cut 2-3 inch circles in a spiral. Roll the spiral from the outside to the inside until you get to the center. Use hot glue to adhere the rolled circle to the center. Cluster these around the wreath.
My bow was created from a length of vintage handmade crochet but you can use any number of gorgeous large crochet trims from May Arts. I adhered another button to the center of mine.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this super simple wreath today. Thanks for stopping by… I’d love to see your versions or what you think of mine!
Blog post by: Jess Mutty