Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made-It: Chevron Wreath Tutorial

I'm super excited to be participating in my first-ever Monday Made-It with Tara over from 4th Grade Frolics. I have been a long time fan of looking at others' (blog stalking) DIY projects and love LOVE love crafting things myself. So here is my first go around at a tutorial. Since chevron is the go-to pattern right now, and I had found fabulous chevron ribbon at Hobby Lobby. I thought I would use that as my inspiration. You obviously can pick out any pattern of ribbon you would like.
Supply List:
1. Blue Chevron Ribbon
2. Black Ribbon
3. Medium foam wreather
4. Yellow flower (I just liked it. :) and other accessories
5. Gray lace ribbon
6. Small pins (must have for working with foam)
7. Hot glue gun (Optional)

The first thing I did was unravel all of the blue ribbon. I decided I wanted it to be two-toned, so I tightly wrapped the ribbon around the foam, securing with pins as needed to keep it tight.
Next, I added the black ribbon at the bottom part of the wreath. My classroom is blue, black, white, and a hint of yellow, so I thought I would make this wreath into a wreath for my door.
Then, I used a small gray lace ribbon to serve as a sort of border for my wreath. I cut it into two pieces and framed the left first. I used the second piece to frame the right and tried to make them meet in the middle.
I used a bright yellow fabric flower to serve as the base of my bow. I chose to pin this in, however, you could use a hot glue gun. I chose to use pins so that I could tuck my left over ribbon behind it to make it look a little more "wreath-ish." I also added some smaller white flowers for decoration.

Using leftover black ribbon, I pinned a little loop at the top to make sure that it hung centered on a door. I love the color scheme, so I think I'm going to keep it on my door until I take it to school in the fall.
Hope you enjoyed my first ever Made-It Monday! Everyone should try making a really is painless and makes a classroom feel a little more like home!

Any questions? Just ask. I'm happy to help anyone!


  1. You make it look easy! I will definitely have to try it! I too am goin' to be doin' my first Monday Made It, but I haven't posted just yet. Thanks for sharin'!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Oh my goodness that is adorable! :) I may need to do a chevron/owl inspired one for my classroom! ;) Thanks for the tutorial!

    Lindsay Rodriguez

  3. So bright and fun! Thanks for linking up:) So glad you are getting inspiration for all the links:) My to do list is growing by the second!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. I'm adding that to my never ending to-do list!!! I am obsessed with chevron this summer and this wreath is so cute!!!!