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How to Make a Stunning Fall Wreath

Even though our crisp mornings still give way to warm and sunny afternoons, it won’t be long until autumn to here. Create this stunning fall wreath to celebrate the season.Stunning Fall Wreath

Supplies for a Stunning Fall WreathSupplies for Stunning Fall Wreath

  • 24″ length Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • 30″ length 6″ or 8″ tulle
  • 24″ length 1½” patterned grosgrain ribbon
  • 40″ length 1½” patterned grosgrain ribbon
  • 30″ length 1″ patterned grosgrain ribbon (pattern 1) cut in 10″ lengths
  • 10″ length 1″ patterned grosgrain ribbon (pattern 2)
  • 3½” length 1″ patterned grosgrain ribbon (pattern 2)
  • Hot glue or strong liquid adhesive
  • Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool
  • Wreath

Instructions for a Stunning Fall Wreath

Note: These grosgrain ribbons are from LaRibbons® Halloween Collection.

  1. Cut ribbons to appropriate lengths. Dovetail the ends of the ribbons by folding the ribbon in half and cutting the fold on an angle. Quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal.
  2. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Bowdabra
  3. Center the 30″ length of tulle ribbon in the Bowdabra.Tulle in Bowdabra
  4. Center the 24″ length of 1½” patterned grosgrain ribbon in the Bowdabra on to of the tulle.Add Patterned Ribbon Tail
  5. Make a six-loop fold and twist bow with the 40″ length of 1½” patterned grosgrain ribbon.Six Loop Fold and Twist Bow
  6. Center the three 10″ lengths of 1″ patterned grosgrain ribbon (pattern 1) in the Bowdabra.Add 10 Inch Spikes
  7. Make a two-loop fold and twist bow with the 10″ length of 1″ patterned grosgrain ribbon (pattern 2).
  8. Compress the ribbons with the Bowdabra wand.Compress Ribbons with Wand
  9. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  10. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, tie a secure knot.Tie Secure Knot
  11. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra, bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie a secure knot. Leave the wire ends long for attaching the bow to the wreath.Tie Knot on Reverse Side
  12. Use hot glue or strong liquid adhesive to secure the 3½” length of 1″ patterned grosgrain ribbon (pattern 2) around the center of the bow.
  13. Make final adjustments to the bow loops and fluffy the bow.Fluff Bow
  14. Attach the bow to the wreath using the ends of the bow wire.Stunning Fall Wreath Bow
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