Hey there We R fans! Laura here today sharing how to make this pretty Thanksgiving hoop wreath using the new bow loom. Making bows is so easy with this fun tool, and you can create a variety of sizes and styles of bows using one tool.
I started by adding some wired gold burlap ribbon on the hoop. Simply take the hoop apart and place a strip of burlap between the two pieces, leaving some of the ribbon outside of each side of the hoop. Add a long piece of ribbon to hang the wreath with at the top while you have the hoop open. Tighten the hoop closed.
I added gold Thickers letters to the burlap to spell out the word ‘thankful’. They seem to be sticking okay, but I may need to add some hot glue to the backs if I find they are popping off.
Now onto the fun part of creating some bows for the wreath! The bow loom is easy to use. It is marked with various widths, so you can make the perfect size bow. You can wrap your ribbon around as many times as you want to create the number of loops you want.
I love those big beautiful bows you see on wreaths that have lots of different ribbons all attached together to make one big, gorgeous bow. I knew I could use the bow loom to create a bow like this.
I started by using large 2” wide wired ribbon. I wrapped the ribbon once on the bow loom at the 8-inch marks.
I twisted a long piece of floral wire to cinch up the middle of the bow. You can also use string for this step, but I think floral wire is easier when adding more ribbons to the bow. Pull the ribbon off the bow loom and trim the ends. Leave the ends of the twisted floral wire long to attach the other two bows.
Next, I used some thinner gold ribbon. I wrapped it around twice at the 6-inch mark on the bow loom. Use the wire from the first bow and twist it around the center of the new gold bow, so that both bows are attached to each other using the same floral wire. Remove the ribbon from the loom and trim the ends.
Lastly, add another thin brown and gold ribbon to the other two bows. This time I used the four-inch mark on the bow loom and created three loops for this final bow.
Once the al the ribbons are attached together use a small piece of brown and gold ribbon to wrap around the middle. Secure it on the back with hot glue.
I also created three smaller double looped bows using the bow loom. I used the 3-inch mark and the thinner ribbon. I used floral wire to cinch the middle of the bow and then wrapped another piece of ribbon around the middle of the bow to give it a finished look.
Once I had all my bows made, I added some different florals stems to the bottom of the hoop using hot glue. I hot glued on all the bows – the larger one in the middle and the three smaller ones on top.
This wreath turned out so beautiful and the gold touches are so pretty in person. The big bow turned out even better than I had hoped.
The smaller bows at the top add a fun and whimsical touch to the wreath.
I can’t wait to use my bow loom this year to make beautiful bows for all my holiday wrapping!
Wired and Patterned Ribbon
Floral Wire or String
Various Floral Stems