I love a good witty, cheeky pun, and this cute wreath idea is a tribute to that. Learn how to make a fun DIY wreath with attitude and hang it with pride!
Y’all, this wreath is so easy that even a child could do it. In fact, she did! Okay, so I may have helped her a little bit, but my niece joined me for crafting this cute wreath idea and we had an absolute blast doing it.
How to Make a Hay Girl Hay Wreath
My niece always says, “hey, girl, hey!” and when I saw a sign that said essentially that, but with “hay”, I knew it would be the perfect sign to put on a wreath we made together! This is definitely a cute wreath idea that’s near and dear to my heart.
I’ll walk you through exactly how to attach the sign to the wreath in the video below, but if you need a refresher, make sure to check out this post about just that.
The base of this wreath is made with 10″ poufs, layered with terry bows. As you’ll see, choosing the ribbon is definitely half the fun, especially when you have a fun sign like this one!
Cute Wreath Idea: Hay Girl Hay Wreath
- Fluff out wreath form
- Take your 21" mesh and make 8" poofs between each wreath tie on the top of your wreath form and 10" poofs around the bottom.
- Using the bottom twist ties, use the deco mesh and fill in the middle to give a fuller look, skipping every other bottom twist tie.
- Take your 10" mesh and cut (18) 12" pieces.
- Take each of the 18 pieces of mesh, scrunch down the center, and add to every wreath tie.
- Measure out 4 pieces of floral wire about 24-inches each. Cut the floral wire with your wire cutters.
- Let's start with our first ribbon. Measure out about 7-inches for the tail. Take a wire and fold it in half, give it a pinch around the ribbon, and we're going to tie it off. Wrap the ribbon around your center peg. Pinch on the bottom peg, twist, and tie it off on the top.
- Now that you have your center loop, you'll need to add your second wire. Fold the wire in half and work it through.
- Take your 2.5" ribbon, trim into a dovetail, Measure out about 7-inches for the tail. Take a wire and fold it in half, give it a pinch around the ribbon, and we're going to tie if off. Wrap the ribbon around the next peg. Pinch on the bottom peg, twist, and loop on the other side. Cut the dovetail. Tie off with the wire.
- Repeat the step above until all the pegs are used working your way outwards from the center peg. Once you're done, tie off, unwrap the first wire from the top and bottom from when you first started. Take off your bow from the Pro Bow.
- Take your fluff box, place the bow in the center and wrap the wires on the side hooks to keep it in place. Fluff out your bow, start with the outside and work your way to the center.
- Make 2 more bows.
- Get out your ribbon tail board, 2.5" ribbon, and 1.5" ribbon.
- Cut 2.5" ribbon into (36) 14" strips.
- Cut ends into dovetails.
- Cut 1.5" ribbon into (36) 14" strips.
- Cut ends into dovetails.
- Layer (2) 1.5" ribbon strips on top of (1) 2.5" ribbon strip, fold in half, scrunch in middle, and add to the wreath ties.
- Fan out the ribbon tails. and Make sure it all points out to make the wreath look bigger.
- Repeat previous 2 steps until you add ribbon tails to each wreath tie on the bottom and then the top ties.
- Take your wreath sign, add the zip tie mounts (reinforcing with the rapid fuse glue) to each corner of the back of the sign. Set aside to dry.
- Add pipe cleaners to each of the zip tie mounts.
- Add sign to wreath frame.
- Then add your bows to your wreath.
- You can take your ribbons, and make single loop ribbons and fill in the edges of your wreath. You can also make more ribbon tails as well.
While you may not be able to find that exact sign, you can certainly take the concepts in this video and make a wreath with any sign you like. If you’d like suggestions on where to find the best signs for wreaths, I put together an entire post about it.
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.