I am loving all the different wreaths our there in blog land. I started the felt rose wreath a couple weeks ago, but it used 90 roses, so it took a while to finish. Today I am going to share how to make the fastest and easiest of the three--the marabou & ribbon wreath. One aspect about this that I really love is that I only used 3 pins to secure the entire wreath, so I can remake this for every holiday with a quick change of color.
10 inch Styrofoam wreath base
18 feet of 7/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
6 ft marabou boa
3 straight pins
Wrap the ribbon around the wreath base, covering the entire base with the ribbon. Use a straight pin to hold the beginning in place, and when you reach that point again, remove the pin, and stick through both layers. Cut off excess ribbon. The pin should hold both ends of ribbon. (Your pins should all be on the back of the wreath)
Pin one end of the boa to the wreath. Wrap the boa around the wreath, leaving space between each wrap, until you reach your starting point. I spaced mine out so the two ends met at the same part at the back of the wreath. I like the look of the dark ribbon poking through, but you could use two boas and cover the wreath entirely.
Take the leftover ribbon, make a loop through the wreath, tie into a bow, and hang.
I haven't decided if I am going to add any other decoration to this one. Thoughts?