I’m really into party wreaths, so when I saw this homemade wreath Amy C made for her Milla Turns 3 in a Rainbow of Ribbons Party, I had to ask her if she’d do a tutorial for us. Thank you, Amy, for agreeing, and take it away…

I love the idea of a wreath hanging on the front door to greet party guests at any soiree. They are such a great way to set a tone for the party as people arrive. I have seen a few different and fun styles of wreaths around but when my daughters 3rd birthday party theme was decided on – ‘Rainbow of Ribbons’ – I knew I had to put something together so came up with a ribbon wreath.

It was so simple, cheap and fun to put together and almost everyone who came to the party commented on it. One of the best things about this handmade decoration is it can be used over and over. The rainbow one I made now hangs on my daughters bedroom door.
I’ve put together a little ‘How To’ for you to follow and make your own – have fun!!

You will need:
* Wire coat hanger
* Scissors
* Selection of ribbons in whatever colour/theme/pattern you like
* Tin snips (optional)

1) Bend the wire hanger into shape. Traditional wreath shape is circle but you could do whatever shape you desire. Heart shape for Valentines Day, tree shape for Christmas, star shape, car shape, fairy wings shape… it’s limited to your imagination!!

2) Cut your ribbon. I cut mine into lengths of about 8.5inches long. You will need LOTS as the wreath looks best when the ribbons are all squeezed up together and not spread out. I also use ribbon in a mix of textures and widths for a bit of fun but purely personal preference.

3) Ready. Set. Tie! Now you just tie the ribbons with a basic knot to the wire hanger until the wreath is full and you have your desired look.

4) Using the tin snips cut off the ‘hook’ piece from the top of the coat hanger – this is optional: if you don’t have tin snips around just bend the ‘hook’ down so it’s hiding in the ribbons.

5) Tie a complimenting ribbon to the top of the wreath for hanging it and you are done – Easy!

These look fabulous on the front door but don’t have to be used for just that…. How about three of them hanging in a row on the backdrop behind a candy buffet or dessert table… Or make a bunch of them and hang them around your party for general party decoration – FUN!!

Thank you, Amy, for this great tutorial. I had no idea you made it with a simple wire hanger!

To learn more about Amy and see her gorgeous homemade fabric bunting banners and ribbon garlands (they are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen), check out her site, Giggleberry Creations. Also, take a look at Amy’s other amazing parties on our main site. And if you’re inspired by rainbow parties, take a look at these.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at jillian@catchmyparty.com.  I’d love to show it off!)