Hey y’all! I’m trying something a little different today and I’m excited to share it with you. I’m using wooden wreath frames to show you how to make a burgundy, plaid, and gold designer wreath. Get ready for some serious gorgeousness!
When you sell your wreaths, it’s important to keep your perfect customer in mind when you are developing your wreath designs. Even if it’s not necessarily something you would hang on your own front door. When I put together this wreath kit, I chose ribbons that would make a particular customer group happy. In the video below, I show you how to make a burgundy, plaid, and gold designer wreath by assembling all those parts into something those customers will love!
How to Make a Burgundy, Plaid, and Gold Designer Wreath
Designer wreaths are beautiful and tend to be very popular with the ladies. In this kit, I included some gorgeous two sided ribbons. They are a little more pricey, but that is because their quality is so good. Don’t be afraid to offer wreaths that use more expensive supplies, you just need to keep the cost in mind when you are calculating the price.
These designer wreaths are also perfect for offering as a set. If someone is already to spend more on a wreath, they are likely going to be willing to purchase a set. Just something to keep in mind, we all love those multiple item sales!
In the video, I do answer several questions about selling on Etsy. Etsy is an amazing way to sell your handmade items if you do it the right way. And, it’s easy to do it the right way if you learn a few things first. In my business coaching group I go into great detail about Etsy and all the other things you need to be successful in your creative business! While you’re deciding if it’s time to join us there, you can check out our post How To Sell on Etsy: Top 7 Tips for Selling on Etsy. It will help you get going in the right direction!
But wait, there’s more!
This tutorial is a little extra, and that makes it even more fun! I show you how to make two different sized wreaths using the wooden wreath frames. That way you will be able to make whichever size you prefer or you can make them as a set. I was thinking that the bigger wreath is perfect for a front door and the smaller one can be used on a side door or a mailbox.
I also show you how to use the supplies you have left over to make a cute spray that you can give your customers as a free gift. Throwing in those little extras is a great way to build relationships with your customers and earn their loyalty! If you want to learn more about How to Use All Your Extra Wreath Making Supplies we have a post for that too.
Plaid designer bow
- Start with a 4” ribbon, measure an 8” tail, twist the ribbon and then add it to the bowmaker. Then make a 7.5” loop, twist, add it to the bowmaker. Make another loop on the other side then trim the ribbon after another 8” tail.
- Now use the 1.5" burgundy ribbon to repeat the same process.
- For the next layer use the animal print ribbon and repeat the same process making your loops a little smaller this time.
- Repeat again with the black and white plaid ribbon. Then add another layer of the burgundy ribbon.
- For the final layer, use the animal print ribbon to make two tails and one small loop.
- Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back. You will need three of these bows to complete the large wreath in the recipe below.
- Make another bow in the same way but that is a bit larger for the smaller wreath.
How to Make a Burgundy, Plaid, and Gold Designer Wreath
- 2 wooden wreath frames One small and one large
- pipe cleaners
- 2 10" deco mesh black and white poly burlap and a silver mesh
- rotary cutter
- 4" wired ribbon the same as you used for your bows
- 2 2.5" wired ribbon the same as you used for your bows
- 1.5 wired ribbon the same as you used for your bows
- greenery small sprays
- 1″ mounting square
- hot glue gun
- Start by adding your pipe cleaners to your wreath frames. Evenly space the pipe cleaners and add them in a zig zag pattern, alternating between the inner and outer rungs.
- Next cut 18 22" strips of each mesh.
- Starting with one of the mesh strips, roll up the edges a little bit and then scrunch it up the center to make a ruffle. Add the center part of the ruffle to one of the ties on the outside rung. Continue doing this, alternating mesh colors until the outer rung is full. Then repeat the same process around the inner rung.
- Now, repeat the same process with your smaller wreath frame.
- Add one bow to the top of your large wreath and one to the bottom. Then add the third bow between them to the left.
- Next cut 4 14" ribbon tails of each of your 4 ribbons then dovetail the ends.
- Choose which two ribbons you want to go together and then take one of each tail and place one on top of the other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the outside rung of the wreath frame. For the next tie, use your other two ribbons and do the same thing. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties on the outer rung, continuing to alternate your ribbon tail sets.
- Next, dovetail the ends of all the tails on your bows, trimming them at varying lengths.
- Use the hot glue to attach your mounting square to the back of your sign. Let it dry then feed a pipe cleaner through the back. Feed the pipe cleaner through the mesh and attach it to the wreath frame.
- Attach the larger bow that you made to the smaller wreath. Then cut and attach your ribbon tails in the same way that you did for the large wreath but cut 2 extra of each to add to the top rung of the wreath rail.
- Finally, trim your greenery into smaller stems and use the hot glue to add it into the wreath is the areas where there aren't any ribbon tails. Also add some behind the bow and right into the bow.
There is a lot going on in this tutorial! I really hope that it helps you learn some new wreath making skills and also helps get you excited about trying new things in your creative business. Remember that even if you weren’t able to snag this kit you can still use the methods I showed you to make your own designer wreath design!
Just pin this burgundy, plaid, & gold designer wreaths tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We would love to see your beautiful summer wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.