I love everything about football season. Maybe it is because I used to be a cheerleader in highschool. I just can’t help but love the excitement and thrill of cheering on my favorite team. Now that I’m an adult in a household of all boys, football season is a family thing. Whether it is the beginning of the season or the final days leading up to the big game, it is always fun to show your team spirit (whether your team is playing or not). So today I will be sharing with all of you, as a part of the Walmart Moms, how to make an easy football themed ribbon wreath to hang on your front door to welcome all of your guests to your house for some football watching fun.
All of the supplies that I needed to create this ribbon wreath I found at my local Walmart store. As soon as I saw the football themed ribbon, I knew I had to create a craft project with them.
What You’ll Need:
Prices from Walmart
- 18 inch Wire Wreath Form- $2.77
- Various Sized Ribbon (no wire- about 10 spools)- $.47 to $2.97
- 2 spools of Tulle (matching color)- $3.97
To get started measure your ribbon and cut into 10 inch long pieces. To keep from having to measure every single piece of ribbon, what I did was I cut one piece of ribbon as my “guide” and used that piece of ribbon to measure and cut all of my other pieces of ribbon. Having all of the ribbon and tulle pre-cut before you assemble your wreath will make the process of crafting the wreath go a lot faster.
Once all of your ribbon is cut, it is time to assemble your wreath. This is the part that takes the longest amount of time. What you are going to do is tie each individual piece of ribbon and tulle onto the 5 wires of your wire wreath form. Be creative and vary the pieces of ribbon as you tie them. You want to alternate between tulle and ribbon to fill your wreath. You can either tie the ribbon to your wire wreath form with a single knot or to make it more secure tie with a double knot.
Once all of your ribbon is tied to your wreath form. Use scissors to cut down the tulle just a bit so it isn’t overly fluffy. You want to be able to see pieces of ribbon sticking out through the tulle. At this point you can also use your scissors to cut away any really long pieces of ribbon or tulle to shape your wreath.
The finished football themed ribbon wreath is perfect for football season. I chose to make my wreath in football themed colors of green, brown, and white but one can also customize this wreath by using your favorite team’s colors. Instead of white tulle, pick two spools of tulle in your team colors and coordinate with matching ribbon. One can create this wreath using supplies found at Walmart in their craft section.
Who is your favorite football team?