I don’t know about you, but I love to shop the post-Christmas sales. And what better way than with Christmas goodies that I might need to create someday? This was the case with the Scottish plaid red, green, and gold ribbon, which is perfect for Christmas. And since it was a steal, I picked up four packs right away 🙂 Although I used very little of it for the wreath, I’ll show you what other decorations I made with it at the end of this post.
- Straw wreath form
- Fir twigs
- Thin Garden Wire
- Hot glue gun and silicone sticks
- Metal candle spikes
- 4 candles
- Decorations (sparkly holiday balls)
- Plaid ribbon
- Linen string
Christmas wreath with plaid ribbon tutorial
I already bought the corpus with the branches from the Nordmann fir tree. Otherwise, I would have followed the same procedure as in the case of this Christmas wreath with dried orange slices I made a few years ago. I’d cut roughly 20cm long twigs of fir. I would use thin garden wire to wrap these evenly around the straw body. Then, place the candle spikes on the decorated body. And then stick the candles themselves on those.
Step 2 – making the wreath bow
I found a tutorial on Pinterest on how to make a bow with two loops. You cut three strips of ribbon and use a hot glue gun to glue two into a ring.
Using your fingers, squeeze the loops in the middle, lay them on top of each other so they do not overlap completely, and tie them with string. Fold the third strip in half and over the loops and secure again with string. Cut the ends of the string so they are not visible, and then use a hot glue gun to glue the finished bows to the wreath.
Then you can add more decorations according to your taste.
I soon had the wreath finished since I didn’t put too many decorations.
More ideas with a Scottish plaid ribbon
I also used twigs of thuja and holly to make these decorations.