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This DIY cow wreath is practically guaranteed to be the most fun wreath in the neighborhood! Hang this one on your door to give your front porch some country flair, or make a batch to sell at your next craft fair. Either way, this wreath has a personality.

Okay, y’all. I get asked all the time about making farmhouse style wreaths. Well, here you go. If a cow wreath doesn’t count as farmhouse style, I don’t know what does!

Video: How to Make This Cow Wreath

Before you get into how to make this wreath, I want to address something for the craftpreneurs. When it comes to fun designs like this, it’s important to consider your audience. Although this wreath is adorable, think of how many of your customers will actually want to buy and hang a cow wreath on their door.

For some of you, that number could be high. For others, not so much. This is more of a specialty item that won’t appeal to everyone, so you can make a batch to test them and see before you invest a lot of your money.

Of course, if you are just making a cow wreath for yourself, have at it!

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How to Make a Cow Wreath

Make a cow wreath to jazz up your front door with plenty of farmhouse style.
Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Damon Oates

Instructions

  • Fluff out wreath form
  • Take your 21" deco mesh and make 10" poofs between each wreath tie on the top and 12" poofs around the bottom.
  • Using the bottom twist ties, use the deco mesh and fill in the middle to give a fuller look.
  • Take wreath sign, add craft foam pieces to each corner of your sign.
  • Get 4 pipe cleaners and staple each pipe cleaner to the craft foam pieces. Twist and tighten each of the pipe cleaners.
  • Now we'll be making a bow. Get out your Pro Bow and ribbons.
  • Put pegs on row C, and cutting (6) 24" floral wire.
  • Let's start with our first ribbon (1.5" 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 1.5" 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 using another 1.5" ribbon and then a 4" ribbon on the last pegs as you work your way outwards from the center peg.
  • Take your coordinating ribbon with your center loop and another 2.5" ribbon together around the last peg, cut the dovetail, and tie of with the wire.
  • 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.
  • Repeat steps 8-13 using only 3 ribbons instead of 4 in order to make 2 more bows.
  • Get out your ribbon tail board, 2.5" ribbon, and (2) 1.5" ribbon.
  • Cut 2.5" ribbon into (18) 14" strips.
  • Cut ends into dovetails.
  • Cut 1.5" ribbon into (18) 14" strips.
  • Cut ends into dovetails.
  • Cut 1.5" ribbon into (18) 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 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.
  • Repeat previous step when fluffing out the other 2 bows.
  • Attach sign to wreath frame using the pipe cleaners. Wrap pipe cleaners around metal frame nice and tight.
  • Add your bows to your wreath.
  • Take some of your 1.5" and 2.5" ribbons. Together, make a single loop and tie off on the Pro Bow. Make 3 of these and fluff out. Make all tails in to dovetails. Add these bows to your wreath.

The fun thing about wreath making (well, one of the things at least) is how versatile each design can be. If you don’t like the cow wreath, make the same base as above, then add your own ribbons and a sign that’s more to your liking. Experiment and have fun–that’s what crafting is all about, y’all!

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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