Do you have a favorite holiday decoration? I just LOVE hanging a new wreath on my door every season and I also happen to LOVE snowmen. (Just ask my girls, I have quite the snowman collection and each December the kitchen/dining room area of the house gets “snowman-ified”) When the Offray ribbon company challenged me to make a fun winter craft using a variety of their ribbon, it didn’t take me long to decide that I wanted to make a doll sized wreath – and now that the doll sized version is done, I love it so much I might just have to make a matching one for my own front door!
Ruthie found just the right spot to hang the new snowman wreath. It fits perfect on the window of the American Doll Room.
In order to make a doll sized wreath, you need the following supplies:
- 6″ styrofoam wreath (found mine at Joann)
- 3-4 rolls of Offray ribbon in varying widths and patterns of your choice
- Sequin pins (they look like regular pins but they are shorter)
- Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner or glue of your choice
- Embellishments (optional – I used a snowman ornament from The Queen’s Treasures)
So… I meant to take step by step photos of this project, but it seriously went together SO fast and was so easy, I never stopped once I started.
Step 1 – Choose your widest ribbon as your base. Use a little glue and a sequin pin to anchor the ribbon on the BACK of the styrofoam wreath.
Step 2 – Wrap the entire wreath with the ribbon making sure to overlap so no white shows through. Finish it off with another stripe of glue and a sequin pin for good measure.
Step 3 – Repeat the process with contrast ribbon #1 (the polka dot one for me) – start it and finish it with a stripe of glue and a sequin pin on the back.
Step 4 – Wrap contrast ribbon #2 the OPPOSITE direction so that the two contrast ribbons cross – start it and finish it with a stripe of glue and a sequin pin on the back.
Step 5 – Make a big bow by stacking folded ribbon from all three patterns and tie it off in the center to create the gather.
Step 6 – Tie the bow onto the wreath and secure in the back with a pin.
Step 7 – Glue your embellishment in the center of the bow and you are done!
Once you pick your ribbon combination and the embellishment, this is about a 15 minute project!
“So Cooper, how does it look?” asked Ruthie and she finished hanging the wreath in the window.
I made a few ornaments with the ribbon as well. I used the same basic technique – styrofoam balls, layers of ribbon and a little glue and pins to secure everything. How do you like them?
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Disclosure: I was sent Offray ribbon to facilitate my project and I am being compensated for my time, but all opinions and the project idea are my own.