Want to make a great impression on all those who walk up to your front door? Make this cheery bumble bee wreath and welcome everyone to your home. Watch the video and learn how.
This bumble bee wreath is just plain fun, y’all. I mean, what better way to welcome your guests than with a pop of yellow and this cute little guy?
DIY Bumble Bee Welcome Wreath
I love the graphic white and black ruffle on the 12″ wreath base with this one. I opted to do that instead of solid yellow so that the pops of yellow would be pops instead of making your eyes sore. 😉
Outside of the wreath tutorial, there’s a lot of great content in this video. I share the answer to one of y’alls most commonly asked questions: how the heck do you space out pipe cleaners on a wreath frame? Well, I’m showing you my super easy method and your mind will be blown.
Plus, if you are a craftpreneur, you need to stick around and watch the last half of the video where I bust out my whiteboard and take y’all to (business) school. Trust me…if you want to make a profit with your products, you need to see this.
In this video tutorial, y’all will see us making a DIY wreath frame. You can check out the full tutorial here. But I just recommend buying one already made. Saves you a lot of time when making your wreaths.
DIY Bumble Bee Welcome Wreath
- Get (2) 10" deco mesh and cut them in to 30" strips using your mesh cutter. You'll need 9 of each mesh.
- Make your wreath frame.
- Take your sign/attachment. With a zip tie, take your rapid fuse glue and apply to each corner of your sign.
- Stick on zip tie mounts. To reinforce, you can use your hot glue gun. Set aside to dry.
- Get your wreath frame and have all ties face outwards. Take your mesh, one of each, curl tips on each end and ruffle it to the center. Add to wreath tie. Continue process all the way around frame filling each wreath tie. Crunch frame to make it oval.
- With your sign, take pipe cleaner and tie to each corner of zip tie mount.
- Add sign to the center of the wreath. Start with the bottom right of the sign and attach the pipe cleaner to the metal frame and wrap nice and tight.
- Next, tie the pipe cleaner on the top left to the metal frame nice and tight. This is so the sign doesn't move around. Tie the remaining corners.
- Get your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons.
- Start with 4" ribbon and make a 12" tail and 6" loop on each side.
- Next, with your 5/8" ribbon and make a 12" tail on the bottom right, 6" loop on bottom left, loop on top right, and end with 12" tail on top left.
- Next, with your 1.5" ribbon, make a 12" tail on the top right, loop on the top left, loop on the bottom right, and tail on the bottom left.
- Next, with your other 5/8" ribbon and make a 12" tail on the bottom right, loop on bottom left, loop on top right, and end with tail on top left.
- Next, with your other 1.5" ribbon, make a 12" tail on the top right, loop on the top left, loop on the bottom right, and tail on the bottom left.
- Lastly, take your 5/8" ribbon and cut a ribbon tail facing top left, bottom right.
- Take your last 5/8" ribbon and make a single loop for the center of your bow.
- With a pipe cleaner, take 2 and twist together to make a longer piece. Wrap around center of the bow and twist off and tie nice and tight.
- Add bow to wreath on the bottom of the wreath sign. Use the pipe cleaner to tie bow to wreath frame. Fluff your bow and arrange to your preference. Cut tails at an angle.
- Make another similar bow. This next bow is a Terri Bow. The tails will be shorter.
- With your 4" ribbon and make a tail on the bottom right, 6" loop on bottom left, loop on top right, and end with tail on top left.
- Repeat steps 11-18.
- Add bow to wreath on the top of the wreath sign. Use the pipe cleaner to tie bow to wreath frame. Fluff your bow and arrange to your preference. Cut tails at an angle.
- Take your 4" ribbon, make a 7" tail, scrunch and add to wreath tie on the outer of the frame, make a loop, scrunch and connect to the next wreath tie, and make a 7" tail and cut at an angle. Make loop/poof big enough to cover over the mesh. Repeat this step until you make it all the way around the wreath.
- Next, take your (3) 5/8" ribbon and cut in to 14" strips. You'll need 5 strips of each ribbon. You can use your ribbon tail board. Cut all tails at an angle.
- Get 1 of each ribbon tail (3 total), fold down the middle, scrunch, and add to outer edges of wreath. First set is to the right of the bottom bow. Spread tails apart and facing outwards.
- For your next set of ribbon tails, repeat previous step, and add to the right of your top bow.
- Add next set of ribbon tails to the left of the bottom bow.
- Start adding the rest of the ribbon tails individually around the wreath to give a fuller look.
- Next, we're going to add greenery. Take each piece of greenery, use hot glue and apply to end of stem, and add randomly throughout the wreath. You can use wire cutters to trim the stems.
By the way, the supplies for this bumble bee wreath were from one of our monthly kits. They are sold out now, but you can check out our other kits here.
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.
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