Last year, I made a Fall wreath without a bow. It had enough going on that it didn’t need one. I was thrilled to find buffalo check ribbon at Dollar Tree last week, and I knew that I wanted to use it for this year’s Fall wreath. So today, I’ll show you how to make an easy bow for a wreath along with a quick DIY Dollar Tree wreath.
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Here’s What You’ll Need:
- grapevine wreath form (mine is 10 inches)
- 9 ft roll of wire-edge ribbon (2.5″ x 108″)
- Fall themed word – metal or wood cut out (mine is from Dollar Tree)
- white paint and paintbrush (optional) – I used Dixie Belle in Fluff
- faux sunflowers or other fall florals (I used 4 bunches from Dollar Tree)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- pipe cleaner
- zip tie
How to Make an Easy Bow for a Wreath
Create a center loop for the bow and secure the end of the ribbon inside the circle with your fingers.
Create larger loops under the center loop by folding the ribbon in “figure 8’s”.
Continue making loops until you have four about the same size on each side. If you want a larger bow and you have a larger roll of ribbon, make more loops on each side.
Bring the remaining ribbon up and under to form a huge loop. Secure the end of the ribbon with your fingers in the middle.
Put the zip tie through the center loop and pull tightly to secure the layers of ribbon. Trim off the excess zip tie plastic.
To make the tails, put the huge loop ribbon sides together and fold in half. Then cut the bottom at a 45 degree angle, starting at the side with the wired edges. This will create a dovetail on the ends of the tails.
Fluff the bow until you get the look you want. Voila!
How to Make a Quick Dollar Tree Wreath
Remove the flowers from the bunches with sharp scissors, but leave about 2 inches of stem.
Paint the word a color to coordinate with your bow. This step is optional. You may choose to leave the word as is. I painted mine white because it makes the black and white buffalo check bow stand out. I used two coats of paint on the metal word.
Position the word where you want it on the wreath and hot glue it in place. I put mine on the bottom at an angle.
Place some hot glue on the floral stems and stick them into the wreath to cover the area that is not covered by the word.
Put a pipe cleaner inside the center loop of the bow.
Decide where you’d like to put the bow on the front of the wreath and twist it to the back of the wreath with the pipe cleaner. Done!
I had the grapevine wreath form, pipe cleaners and zip tie in my stash, so I only spent $6 at the Dollar Tree to make this wreath! I really love how it came together. And was that not the easiest bow ever?
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