Fall “Thankful” Rag Wreath
Please help us welcome back the very talented Christina Colon from Twisted Muse Designs with this gorgeous Fall Ribbon Wreath.
I know! It’s not quite fall yet but in my world, it’s close enough! Happy Fall, y’all! One of my favorite things about the fall are all of the beautiful wreaths and of course, the smells! Wreaths with cinnamon spice or other Autumnal smells start to come out and bring back feelings of nostalgia. For me, I love full and poofy wreaths. I have been on the hunt for THE PERFECT fall wreath to hang in my living room but I have found that they can get rather pricey. In a moment of exasperation while browsing home décor sites, I decided to just daggone make one! And the awesome part is that I’m going to show you how to make one of your own.
One of my most favorite wreath styles are rag wreaths. They are super easy to put together and you can literally do them in any color scheme or any theme. Join me with a cup of hot cider, your pumpkin spice candle (because I know you have one!), and your comfiest flannel and let’s get to ribbon tying!
Step 1: I used a 20” wire wreath form as the base for my wreath. Cut your selected ribbons into 6” lengths. Because the ribbon I chose had wire, I used needle nose pliers and pulled the wires out of each strip. The wire will make the next step a bit more difficult so removing it is recommended. You could also opt for wireless ribbon but I just loved these ribbons together.
Step 2: Take each strip of ribbon and fold it in half.
Step 3: Loop the folded ribbon onto the wire wreath form and pull tight.
There are two ways to create your wreath. You can place each ribbon strip randomly on the wreath form.
Another way to fill your form is to attach the strips forming a large bunch and working around the wreath form. This is my preferred way of working. I can measure my progress and ensure a nice spread of pattern and color as I work.
Step 4: If you are attaching other elements such as pumpkins, be sure to attach them to the wreath form before you finish filling it. The first pumpkin is actually glued onto the ribbon because I forgot about attaching it!
The other two pumpkins are attached by wrapping their wire stems tightly around the wreath form.
Step 5: Add your finishing touches. I made a bow using the rest of my burlap ribbon and a bit of raffia.
Another favorite touch I added was the “Thankful” focal point. This wood cutout is lined with glass seed beads and painted a nice cream color for an added pop of color and lightness.
I didn’t want the wreath to overly heavy with warm, dark colors. With the added berry sprigs that I dressed up with some Stickles glitter glue, this wreath is done!
Thank you for allowing me to share this simple yet high impact project with you. If you decide to make one of your own, be sure to let me know so I can see it and show some love!
• 20” Wire wreath form
• Wood word cutout
• Floral accents
• Glass seed beads
• Acrylic Paint
• Stickles Glitter Glue
By Chrissy Colon