Modern Farmhouse is all the rage, so this year, let’s make a farmhouse wreath that adds bling to your decor!
Are you collecting ideas for how to integrate Christmas into your modern farmhouse aesthetic? There are so many options that can keep your clean look fresh while still bringing in pretty pieces to celebrate the holiday season. Here’s the first one I’m sharing with you. It’s a glittery ribbon wreath that is as easy as it is pretty!
While the majority of the year, I prefer to keep clutter and tchotchkes to a minimum, at Christmas I do break from that a bit. My normally modern and clean take on the farmhouse look has quirky and folksy pieces that I love. It’s funny, during the rest of the year I would think these pieces TOO CUTESY yet and Christmas I LOVE them.
That’s NOT the case for this wreath. It’s sparkly, elegant, and also minimal all at the same time. All year long, it’s perfect! Let’s get into the making of it so you can but busy with this as a project that will take you no more than an hour from start to finish!
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farmhouse wreath supplies
This wreath maintains a modern farmhouse look by keeping the materials to a minimum. All you really see is the ribbon and greenery.
What you’ll need is super straight-forward:
- Glue Gun
- 2 1/2″ Ribbon (75 feet approximately)
- 12″ Greenery Pick (Quantity: 7)
- 14″ Styrofoam Wreath Form
- Pom and Tassel Maker (optional)
You can certainly pick to your taste, yet here are the supplies I used:
PREPARING the picks
As I said, this is possibly one of the world’s easiest craft projects (nobody has to know that, btw). To begin, make sure you have a clean space that is easy to wipe down. There will be sparkles! I’m working on the craft table that I use for videotaping.
Believe it or not, to make this table I bought a hollow core slab door (no handle hole) and Peel and Stick Vinyl Tile. It’s so easy to wipe and I don’t have to worry about messing up a work surface that I’ll be using for fabric. I can lay it on another table and lean it up against a wall to get it out of the way.
With this easy-to-wipe work surface, take your 7 picks and separate the branches.
Then cut pieces of ribbon to tie around the stalk. After playing around a bit, I decided on 8″ that was then trimmed to have a snake tongue end. Each pick is a little different but 7 seems to work on all of them in one way or another.
Now just tie, you don’t have to knot, each piece of ribbon around the sections of the pick from top to bottom. Here is what it will look like from the top and the bottom.
You do have to play with the ribbon a bit to get the pretty side out but even the underside showing up here and there looks nice!
That’s it for the prep work. Now let’s assemble!
Putting your farmhouse wreath together
If you can use a glue gun AND wrap a ribbon around a wreath form, you can do this project. Heat up your glue gun, have all of your picks nearby, and grab a roll of ribbon.
To start, turn the end of your ribbon under so there’s an angle
Glue the end of the ribbon to the wreath form and then wind the ribbon around the form. Wind it 5 times around the wreath form.
Squeeze out a bead of hot glue about 4″ off the end of the ribbon and up another 10″ on the ribbon. Bend your first pick to an arc, and secure to the form using the bead of glue to hold it in place.
Wrap the ribbon around to cover the stem and repeat this process until you have the entire wreath form covered with the ribbon and all of the picks glued into place.
Don’t worry about the disheveled branches and ribbon yet.
Next, we’re going to add a long-tail to the wreath form. This can be used to secure a bow, to tie a loop to hold it to a wreath door hook, or both. I extended mine about 18″ on each side but you can choose how long you want it to hang.
You’ll need to wedge the ribbon under the branches. I put mine where I started so the ends of the ribbon on the back-side are covered up.
Note: You can make this loop as you’re winding the ribbon and picks around the wreath form. I just find it easier to do afterward!
If you want to stop at this point, you can! It’s so pretty just like it is without adding anything else!
To finish up at this point, bend the branches of the picks in toward the wreath form and fluff up all of the ribbon ends. I mean seriously, how easy was that!
adding a ribbon pom
This was a really big debate, whether to add on or leave the farmhouse wreath plain. All the ribbon ends add dimension and the form covered in the ribbon is so simple and clean, it looks so beautiful without doing anything else.
THEN I saw my pom-pom maker out the corner of my eye and wondered … Can I make a pom out of 2 1/2″ ribbon?
The answer, as I discovered, is YES!
If you are using the Red Heart pom & tassel maker, it comes with 3 base sections. I tried making a ribbon pom with all three sections and then with just two of the sections. My personal preference, and what I used here, is the two-section pom option.
All you need to do is wind the ribbon around the posts at the end of the maker about 10 or so times. Tie the center with a longer piece right in the middle. And then cut the ends off of the pom maker.
To match the ribbon on the wreath form, cut all the ends into snake tongues and fluff pulling all the ends away from each other. Here’s how it looks:
Attach the pom to the long tail and you’re gold (sparkly gold, to be accurate)!
Bend all of the pick branches in toward the wreath form and fluff all the ribbons and this pretty lady is ready for display.
Since I used a wreath stand, I just left the long-tails hanging down the back. I might want to hang this on my door so I didn’t want to remove them but you could!
If you don’t have a wreath stand yet, definitely buy one. I use it all year round. What I love is that it adds height to a vignette without having to add hooks on a wall, or even be near a wall at all for that matter. You can also use a wreath stand to hang a small mirror or picture. Here are a few I found:
If you’re curious to see the wreath making in progress, here’s a video:
What’s in the basket?
Doesn’t the basket filled with pine cones look perfect here?! These are real pinecones that I purchased in a bag. Oh, they smelled like cinnamon. Love them! I sprayed them first with gold paint and then with Krylon Adhesive. They were rolled in clear glitter that would stick to the adhesive. These are waiting to be used in my holiday centerpiece but even just here in a basket, they look perfect!
(The twigs in back were extra from my wreath. I thought I would need 10 but only ended up using 7 so I have 3 extra to use in holiday displays!)
That’s it for today!
If you love this farmhouse wreath, go ahead and pin the image that’s ready here!
What a great project to add a little glitter and golden sparkle to your decor. It blends in so pretty to a modern farmhouse decor that I might just make one for each season!
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