Monday, November 30, 2009

A Ribbon Wreath

One of the first things you learn when working on a Web site, is your goal is to KEEP people on your site. You do NOT want to provide a link to another site and have them leave you! That being said, I am going to break that rule to show you something really cool. But you have to promise to come back. Promise? Pinky-swear? Okay, then ... check out this Ribbon Wreath Card. I'll wait ... ... ... ... ... ... Okay, you back? Good, let us continue.

So you just KNOW I had to try it, right? Like, I have ribbon, and plenty of it! Here is my first shot:

I had a little trouble with the tying of the ends, but I'll work on that. I also had trouble poking brads through the wreath, because the weave is so tight, so I opted for stick-ons instead, Not bad, but it needs some layering like in the one I CASEd.

Since the video tutorial link in that off-site post is from May Arts and she used two-sided ribbon, I decided to try some SU double-sided ribbon from my embarrassingly large stash. Here is what I made:

This is the woven length ...

... and the back ...

... and tied. This is really easy to make, and I plan to keep trying until I get it right! These could make ornaments as well as card adornments. I think they are pretty fat to mail, but if you are giving a card to someone, have at it!

Let me know if any of you try it, and show me how you did!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great card and the wreath is beautiful. I tried one but I haven't put it on a card yet. I'm experimenting with 2 different colors of ribbon and it's working out well. The double sided kind is so much easier though.

  2. When I was in the monastery the older Sisters made these from the palms from Palm Sunday services... I never could get the hang of it but I will have to give it a try again!

  3. I just had to give this a try! I have the wreath made, but not put onto a card yet. The tension on my wreath is a little loose, but for the first one, I'm happy with it. TFS!

  4. Good grief! That ribbon wreath is fantabulous!!!!

  5. This is amazing Pirate!!
    You have done an amazing job!!! Love the tw sided ribbon #stopsellingoffretiredstuffsofast LOL

  6. That is georgous! Thanks for the tip

  7. WOWzers! It looks amazing. Looks like it took a life time!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I hope I have time to try this;I think I have that ds ribbon too :)


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