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.)
2. Make the Alphabet Strip Ribbon and the Alphabet Strip Ribbon Bow.
(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.
That is adorable!! What a great back to school gift for teachers!! 🙂
Noreen that is cute & genius! I love it. Going to pin it and keep in mind!
Leesha @ Living Contently says
This is such a cute idea! I never would have thought about making the base out of a paper bag either. Brilliant!
What a cute idea! i love the ribbon and the way you made the wreath. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!
So cute! If I was still teaching, I would definitely make this!
Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!
SO cute and creative! I have never seen alphabet ribbon before.
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
That alphabet ribbon is just too adorable! And great idea flipping the black ribbon to make it appear more chalkboardy. Your wreath is super cute and perfect for back-to-school! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! 🙂
Rose who's busy being creative at FineCraftGuild.com says
Soooo creative! So fun for back-to-school! You rock. Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT linky party! Till this weekend again, I hope to see you then! ~ Rose
Jann Olson says
Another fun way to use that cute ribbon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
This is such a fun wreath for back to school. I love the way you used a brown paper bag for a base. Great idea. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy