A Wreath With School Spirit

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I know I've been doing great and keeping busy.  Speaking of busy, I have another ribbon tutorial for you today.  How about sassing up your front door or another space with wreath that just wreaks of college spirit?  Especially with football season quickly approaching, this little project is perfect.

My stepdad is a graduate from The "U", University of Utah, so that makes my mom and he huge fans.  They go to as many of the games as they can.  I made this wreath for him.

Let's get started with this ridiculously simple wreath.  Here's what you'll need.  And I mean NEED!  Just look at that glorious ribbon!!


  • May Arts Ribbon (376-1-14 (red), 376-1-10 (black), TG10 (black stripe), TG14 (red stripe), 448-78-01 (white), 412-10 (black))
  • Wreath Form
  • Wood Letter
  • Paint (I used Liquitex, Golden Black Gesso and Golden White Gesso.)
  • Straight Pins
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Tape (1/8")
Wood letter, twine and paints not shown

 Step 1:

Cut your ribbon into strips measuring about 3 or 4 inches.  And who says stripping is bad?  ::snort::

Step 2:

Fold a single strip of ribbon into a loop and pin the ends with a straight pin.  Don't forget an awesome manicure to go along with your fabulous technique!  ;)

Step 3:

Stick that sucker into the wreath form.

Keep making loops and cluster them together.

Keep gettin' loopy and sticky and watch your wreath come together.

In the time it takes you to gulp down an extra dirty martini, you end up with the fluffy ring of wonderfulness.

Step 4:

"OOoooOOOooh" and "AAAaaaaaAAAh" at your fabulous creation.

Step 5:

Make another martini.  Ok.  This step is optional but why not celebrate your wonderful wreath??

Step 6:

Paint your letter and add twine if you feel so tickled to.  Once the paint dries, bust out that bad boy of a hot glue gun and glob the glue onto the back of the letter and plop it onto your fabulously created wreath.

Step 7:
Sit back and "OOoooOOOoh" and "AAaaaaAAh" once more while polishing off that martini.

Needless to say, I can't wait to box this up and send it on its merry way to its new home.

Cheers!  ::hiccup::