Y’all I have an adorable and unique project for you today! I’m showing you how to make a DIY Christmas wrapped candy cane wreath that is super cute and super fun.
My signature creation is a big and beautiful deco mesh wreath that features all the ribbons, bows, and bling. I love making them and people love buying them. Sometimes, however, it’s fun to try new techniques. That’s what I’m doing today, giving you an new type of wreath! In the video below you’ll see how I wrap a metal frame with ribbon and use that as the base for a fun and festive wreath!
DIY Christmas Wrapped Candy Cane Wreath
I’m excited to share this new wreath idea with y’all today! This is a great way to incorporate more ribbon into your creations. I know many of you love ribbon as much as I do and this is good news for all of us! Don’t let a new technique scare you though. We are going to treat this base just like we would a grapevine.
Just as with a grapevine wreath base there are a million different ways you could make this look beautiful. Add some mesh, add some Christmas picks, add some bows… You can make it as simple or as complicated as you want to. However you want to do it, this project is sure to be a huge hit!
One of the questions that I get asked allllll the time is how do you pick out the ribbons and mesh for your project. We talk about that during this video but if you want some more help you can check out my post on how to choose ribbon colors and patterns for your wreaths. Basically y’all, just don’t over think it!
But Wait there’s More…
This video also has a bonus! After I make this sweet wreath I also make a wrapped candy cane door hanger for you. These projects are similar in style and will pair well together in your shop or on your front door! They are also compact so your shipping box will be smaller. That also makes them perfect for people who need something that hangs between a storm door and a main door. So many wins for one little project!
Christmas Terri Bow
- Take your first 2.5" ribbon, measure a 8" long tail then make two 6" loops in the EZ Bow Maker.
- Repeat with the first 1.5" ribbon.
- Next use the second 2.5" ribbon and do the same thing but make your loops slightly smaller.
- Repeat with the second 1.5" ribbon.
- Finally, remove the bow and use two pipe cleaners attached together at one end to make one long pipe cleaner to hold it together at the center. Tie it off.
DIY Christmas Wrapped Candy Cane Wreath
- Start by tucking one end of your candy cane striped ribbon into the wreath frame. Now wrap the ribbon all the way around the frame overlapping it slightly with each wrap.
- Next, trim the end of the ribbon and use the hot glue to secure the last two layers.
- Cut a 10" strip of your 10" mesh and make a ruffle by scrunching it up the center. Attach it to the back of your bow using the pipe cleaner.
- Remove the top of your ornament and add hot glue to it. Return the top to your ornament, it will now stay securely in place.
- Next, take a pipe cleaner and thread it through the top of your ornament. Use the pipe cleaner to attach the ornament to the center of your bow and then hot glue the ornament in place.
- Add the bow to the bump on your wreath where your last layers of ribbon were wrapped. Trim the tails.
- Next, trim your pine branches into smaller pieces and use hot glue to add them in around your bow.
- Finally, use the leftover pipe cleaner that is at the back of your bow to make a loop that will be the hanger.
And that’s it y’all! Once you get your wreath base wrapped this is a quick and easy project. It is also pretty inexpensive which means it would be a great one to make multiples of. If you want to learn more about making multiples of your wreath designs we have a post for that too! I hope that y’all love this project and have a ton of fun making it. Happy crafting friends!
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.