Easy Christmas Crafts: Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament
The sew-easy Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament uses gold-edged sheer ribbon and a chenille wire to become a pretty little holiday decoration.
This version uses sheer white ribbon with a narrow gold edge for a pretty bit of sparkle.
The Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament is "sew" easy to make using simple running stitches.
Let's make one using two colors of ribbon in complimentary colors.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament Materials and Tools:
Sheer ribbon, 1 1/2 inches wide, with gold edges
Ribbon, 1/4-inch wide
Chenille wire, 12 inches long
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament:
Cut two lengths of the sheer gold-edged ribbon each 36 inches long.
This example uses two different colors of sheer ribbon, one peach and one brown, with wide gold edges.
Cut one length of the 1/4-inch ribbon 12 inches long.
Thread the needle and add a knot in one end of the thread.
Place the two sheer ribbons one on top of the other.
Begin the first row of stitches roughly 1/4-inch from the end and 5/8-inch from one edge.
The second row of stitches will be 5/8-inch from the opposite edge making a 1/4-inch channel in the middle.
This project uses the basic running stitch. It's a fast and easy stitch.
If you would like more help with the running stitch, go to the funEZ How to sew stitches page to get your own free e-book.
Sew with the running stitches the length of the two ribbons.
At roughly 1/4-inch from the end, knot and trim the thread.
Begin sewing the second row of stitches parallel to the first.
There should be a 1/4-inch space between the two rows.
Within 1/4-inch from the end, knot and trim the thread.
Trim the ends of the ribbon being careful not to cut the knots on the ends of the stitches.
Bend 1/4-inch on one end of the chenille wire and fold it back on itself.
Push the bent end of the chenille wire through the channel in the two sheer ribbons.
Gather all of the ribbon into the middle of the chenille wire.
Pull the ends of the chenille wire even.
At 2 1/2 inches from the end, twist the two wires together.
Break off the excess wire.
Bend the twisted wire ends over to one side.
Evenly space the ribbon around the chenille.
Adjust the wire and ribbon to form a circular wreath shape.
Insert the 1/4-inch ribbon through the middle of the Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament.
Pull the ends of the ribbon even.
Tie a knot near the ends to form the ribbon hanging loop.
Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle.
The Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament is finished and ready to hang on display.
Two yards of pretty gold-edged sheer ribbon, a chenille wire, a 12-inch piece of 1/4-inch ribbon and a few minutes with needle and thread turn into a simple yet stunning ornament.
With the variety of ribbon colors, this decoration makes it easy to add unique colors to the holiday decorations.
The Golden Ribbon Wreath Ornament is a fun and easy project for anyone to do.