May Arts Ribbon Blog

Vintage Wreath

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:

1.5" Cream Twill FNN09

3/4" Cream Twill Stripes 382-34-02

5/8" Tan Twill FN02

5/8" White Crochet 361

1.5" Cream Crochet NP09

3/8" Taupe Velvet PV35

1.25" Taupe Silk SK35

1" Cream Faux Suede Leaves XL09

1" Tan Faux Suede Leaves XL32

Cream Twisted Burlap 363-09

Tan Twisted Burlap 363-10

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

  1. Cyndi B

    Totally stunning!

  2. Samantha

    This is really beautiful.

  3. Peggy Cain

    AWESOME!! I’ve been crankin’ out wreaths the past month.. never made them before but this is a for sure one I love the vintage look and the colors are perfect thanks for sharing!! PeggyC

  4. Jess Mutty

    Jen, the buttons are made by Prima and you’d most likely find them at a local scrapbook store or online:

  5. ellen s

    this is amazing!!!!

  6. Jen Clark

    Can you tell me, did you make the crocheted button-covers, or did you purchase them somewhere? I’m thinking of having a girls-night-in to make these wreaths, but wouldn’t know where to find those type of buttons.

  7. Karen K

    Wow that is a great looking wreath!!!!

  8. Jen Clark

    I absolutely LOVE this!!! GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much!!

  9. Charlene


  10. Jinky

    wow, this is absolutely stunning! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  11. sharon gullikson

    I love everything about this. The leaves, the fabric, everything!!

  12. Kimberly Jones

    So gorgeous! I will definitely be making one of these beauties! I love all the creamy ribbons – so vintage!

  13. Dana Tatar

    Wow! This wreath is totally fabulous! I just added all of the supplies to my wish list! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  14. Denise Coulter

    That is a beautiful wreath!

  15. MARIA

    this is so pretty – maybe i can make something similar – with a bit of light rose just to cause an impact – just lovely and it gives a romantic feel!

  16. tiffin

    so beautiful!!!

  17. Jingle

    This is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous!


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