Ribbon Wrapped Polka Dot Wreath Tutorial DIY

Tutorial – How to Make a Wreath!

With Mother’s Day coming up, we got to thinking of something that Mom might like to decorate with. I don’t know a mom that doesn’t like to decorate for the holidays. And this wreath project is pretty darn simple.

And, the best part?-We’re giving it away as a free prize! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us which of our bulk craft items you’d like to see us use in a tutorial. We will randomly draw a winner on Thursday, April 19th, and contact you for your address info.

***EDIT**WINNER CHOSEN**–we used random.org to choose our winner. There were 16 comments at the time of drawing. The lucky winner was #30–knoxtiger14! Please contact us with your address information at customerservice@alwaysunderpay.com.

You Will Need:Wreath Making Supplies

Styrofoam Wreath (this one is from the dollar store)

1 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon (I didn’t measure, but I would guess somewhere around 3-5 yds)

1 1/2″ Organza Ribbon

3/8″ Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (again, no measurement, but guessing 3 yds)

Unfinished Flower Heads (I chose polka dots for this one)

Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)

The amount of ribbon used will also vary depending on the size of wreath you select.  Take that into account when placing your ribbon order.


Begin by hot gluing the end of your 1-1/2″ grosgrain ribbon to the wreath at a slight angle. The ribbon wraps better and won’t bunch if you angle it slightly.  When using hot glue with styrofoam, it is best to put the glue on the ribbon first sparingly, then attach to the wreath.

Begin wrapping your ribbon securing every 4-5 wraps with a dab of hot glue to prevent accidentally unraveling.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath TutorialContinue to wrap around the entire wreath. Secure with a good dose of hot glue at the end.

Ribbon Wrapped Styrofoam Wreath TutorialNow do the same thing with your 3/8″ swiss dots grosgrain ribbon only leave wide gaps between wrapping. This is just an accent. Again, secure with hot glue every couple of wraps and with a good size dollop at the end.

Ribbon Wrapped Styrofoam Wreath Tutorial Take some pieces of the 1 1/2″ organza and of the 3/8″ swiss dots and glue some loops randomly on one side or on the bottom of your wreath (you choose). These don’t have to look pretty. You’re going to cover most of it up with a flower (or multiple flowers if you like).

Finishing Ribbon Wrapped WreathNow just glue on your flower (or flowers) and another loop of the organza ribbon at the top for hanging, and voila–a pretty, simple, and inexpensive wreath!

How to Make WreathWe hope you enjoy this!  Let us know if you decide to try this!

51 thoughts on “Ribbon Wrapped Polka Dot Wreath Tutorial DIY

  1. i would love to win this… it would look really cute if you used the feathers

  2. I really hope to win this wreath!!!! Love it!! Also, I would like to see a tutorial with ribbon making Korker bows!

  3. I would really like to see you do something with feathers. Like how to make your own feather pad. Something along those lines.

  4. I would love to see a tutorial using ribbons to make korker bows as well. They are just adorable!

  5. I would love to win this! It would be great to see a tutorial using the felt flowers! Awesome blog!!!

  6. I really like this wreath. I would love to have it. I would like to see more things with feathers.

  7. How about a Toddler’s top made w/the new Double ruffle ribbon w/a tutu to match?!?!? Would be so cute on my 2 1/2 yr old Grandaughter!!! Love this wreath, too BTW – Keeping my fingers crossed….

  8. I love this!! Too cute! Looks so easy! I would like to see how to make the layered large bows!!

  9. Adorable!!! I would also like to see a tutorial using feathers…..especially the Marabou and Ostrich Puffs!

  10. Yes feathers ate a hot item right now i make headband hats and clips with feathers very fun !! Love the wreath

  11. I would live to see something that includes feathers for some of the up coming holidays. There at a bunch coming up that could use red, white and blue!! Thank you so much!

  12. I’d LOVE to see a tutorial for something using lots of feathers. I bought some from http://www.alwaysunderpay.com because of the great price but can’t figure out how to use them! Can you help?
    Oh, I’d LOVE to win the wreath for my new house…it’s SO pretty!

  13. I would like to see a tutorial on tulle. Love tulle and always looking for a new crafty way to use it!

  14. I think this is lovely….what an inspiration…can’t wait to throw my take on the craft. Love your website and new blog!!

  15. I would love to see a tutorial on tutus or tutu dresses! This wreath is great!

  16. I am so excited about you all! Just found web site two weeks ago and received my order shortly after!! This Nana loves all of it! I can’t believe you also have this blog with tutorials! I can’t really ask for any particular item for you to tutor about, as it is all great to see and use! Thank you for this information! My new granddaughter to be will look precious!!

  17. I love this and plan to try to make one this weekend. I wonder if you used a flat circle and did basically the same thing if you could turn this into a bow hold. I would love to see more ideas on unique bow holders. Would also like to see more ideas with the bigger flower. I see some very pretty ones but not a lot of ideas on how to use them.

  18. I just had my first grandbaby “Ty” on Monday 4/16 and would love to win this for Ty’s new mommie, my daughter, Vanessa!!!! She delivered him at 9lbs, 10oz’s.

  19. I would love to win this. These are my old high school colors and would match my house.

  20. Love this! So cute and would the perfect wreath to replace our “yellow ribbon” wreath now that the hubs is home!

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