By Noreen Doll.
An ABC Wreath is a fun wreath to have in the classroom for the younger grades, or for a back to school gift for teachers to put in their room.
It would also be great decor for a back to school party.
Once you’ve made the Alphabet Strip ribbon, the wreath is very quick and easy to finish.
How to Make an ABC Wreath.
1. Make a basic brown paper bag wreath. (Or buy a wreath base.)
(Print about 5 sheets of the alphabet strip to make this project.)
3. Attach one end of the black ribbon to the back of the wreath.
Wrap the ribbon all the way around the wreath, overlapping each layer slightly so the base doesn’t show through.
Hot glue the ribbon end to the back of the wreath.
4. Attach one end of the alphabet ribbon to the back of the wreath.
Wrap the alphabet ribbon around the wreath leaving gaps to allow the black to show through.
Hot glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath.
5. Use a bit of hot glue to attach the ribbon and streamers to the top of the wreath.
I used the reverse side of the black ribbon – which was not shiny – to give it more of a chalkboard look.
Because the ribbon is stiff, it doesn’t lay totally smoothly against the wreath frame and is a little futzy to work with.
To avoid this, you could cut 5 inch wide strips of black tissue paper, tape them end to end, and then crumple them before wrapping the wreath with them.