Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Ribbon Wreath (Video Tutorial)


Wednesday I was scheduled for jury duty but I did not have to report. The way my luck HAS been running, I was sure I would be picked for a super long trial but somebody up there had my back. Instead I used my time wisely and made yet another Christmas card using a technique I want to share with you. It's something a friend taught me...how to make this ribbon wreath.


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I want to point out the bow on my wreath is a double bow and was made with my Bow Easy. I just love this little gadget and it was worth every cent! The sentiment is from the CTMH Say It In Style stamp set. I sponged around the edges of my "door" and panels with Distress Ink Antique Linen and then the very edges with CTMH Chocolate. The door handle is a CTMH Pewter Designer Brad.

Below is a video tutorial I made with my iphone. I think you'll be surprised at how easy these ribbon wreaths are to make. They can be made in different sizes and with different ribbon widths. You will want to start with a fairly long piece of ribbon. When you want to end the weave, simply slip one of your ends through the loop. I hope you will give this a try.





(ETA: You may also want to check out my Valentine card using this technique HERE.)

(ETA: I have had several requests for the following information. I purchased my Bow Easy on Ebay
HERE. You can also find it for sale at Gina K. Designs HERE.)

21 comments:

Jackie said...

Your ribbon wreath is beautiful but the video won't play, says it is a private video :-(

Big Red Scraps said...

I love this! Your card is adorable, I will definitely try this.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I can't wait to watch the tutorial.

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Jackie said...

The video is wonderful! I have 2 questions. I tried one of these and they are really easy but I had a bit of trouble attaching the bow and hiding the tails of the ribbon on the wreath. What do you suggest? Also, how did you attach the gems to the wreath? The adhesive that comes with them usually isn't strong enough.

Sarah said...

OOHHHHH MYYYY GOODNESSSS!!!!! This is just amazing! I am sitting here with my mouth open. WOW. If I had ribbon like that I would SO be doing this right now....You are amazing and this card is perfection.

Cibele Glazer said...

Jackie, I cut the tails of the ribbon fairly short and kind of tucked them into one of the folds in the back and secured with a small dab of CTMH Liquid Glass adhesive. I also used the Liquid Glass to adhere the gems as they did not have adhesive on them to begin with. HTH.

tokiogal said...

Great video! I just tried it and it was so easy (thanks to your great video!!!!!) Thanks for sharing! I'll be making these all day now :) Blessings!

Meredith said...

This is a great project! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

What is Bow easy?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS! I've made a dozen already! Thanks for teaching it!

Dawn -Doodle Princess said...

Oh my goodness that is fabulous sweetie, I have got to try that one for sure, how sweet of you to make this tutorial. Would have loved to hear your voice! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Jena said...

Awesome - I can't wait to give this a try - TFS!

Wool Thumb said...

AWESOME! Love it! Thank you VERY MUCH for the tute!

mizdarlin said...

Thanks for this tute! Phones sure have come a long way...maybe a link for bow easy? Love this-very much like crocheting!

Mary Eisen said...

This is great, I want to try it! Do you start in the middle of a long piece of ribbon? I'll play with it - looks too easy!

nima said...

Thank you for the tutorial video...i made one for myself...and i have blogged about it.

Mary Ellen said...

I LOVE this card! I already practiced the wreath--very cute and very easy. Do you have a template for the card as well?

Thanks!

Lorraine said...

We used this technique and much fatter ribblon to make a lei when I was on a Hawaiian cruise.

omathgoddess said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for the tutorial~

Linda Beeson said...

That is spectacular! How adorable is that little door.

Claire Emerald said...

Thanks a lot for this tutorial.... It is so beautiful. I Love This!!!

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