Creations, “FANtastic” Wreath

When I saw this red button and burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby a month or so ago, I fell in love!  I thought it was the cutest thing EVER, and because I’m cheap, I decided to be patient and wait for it to go on sale.  HL puts their ribbon on sale at 50% off all the time, so wait for the sale and stock up then!  Originally I was thinking Christmas, but when I spied the black and white check, I knew exactly what I would do with it!


Make a Crimson Tide Pride Wreath!  My husband and son are both U of A graduates, along with much of the rest of Alabama, and football season is intense around here.  I went to college in California, but once I got married and moved to Alabama it didn’t take long for me to become a huge fan too!


This wreath is so easy, absolutely NO SKILLS required!  I used a straw wreath [$3.99].  Don’t take the plastic off unless you want to drive yourself crazy~ and just wrap the wreath with wide ribbon, overlapping slightly with each wrap and securing the ribbon occasionally on the back side with a T pin.


Keep the wrapping as tight and snug as possible


I used exactly 1 spool of this ribbon, 5 yards, and it covered perfectly.  I tucked the end under and secured it with several T pins on the back


This black and white base would be cute for oh so many kinds of wreaths so don’t be surprised if it pops up again sometime!


I made a simple 4 loop bow and wrapped the middle tightly with florist wire

burlap button bow

I covered the wire with another piece of button ribbon, folding under the edges, and securing in the back with another T pin.

ribbon wreath

And then the bow is attached to the wreath with, you guessed it, more T pins.  Using these pins is not only fast and easy, but the ribbon or bow can be quickly taken off and the wreath can be changed.

black & white checked wreath

It’s pretty cute just like this, but I wanted to make it just a little more exciting

Alabama wreath

The “A” is a letter from the craft dept. that I spray painted white and then added crimson polka dots.  The wood football  $.99 is also from the craft dept.  I did use  my glue gun to add these.

Roll Tide wreath

The touch down ornament came from the Christmas dept. at HL and is secured with a T pin.

Alabama wreath thepaintedapron,com

I used this wreath as part of the centerpiece for the Roll Tide Table yesterday

Roll Tide Table

Click here to see more in case you missed it!

I also shared some great football food last week, Fast & Fabulous Football Food, and Winning Appetizers, so be sure to check these out if you missed them~

Thanks so much for stopping by, and Roll Tide Roll!!


I will be partying over at these great blogs:

The Happy Housie, Get Your DIY On Fall Party Challenge

Between Naps on the Porch

The Dedicated House

Coastal Charm

The Gunny Sack

Clean & Sensible

Savvy Southern Style

Worthing Court

No Minimalist Here

Stone Gable

Posed Perfection

DIY Vintage Chic

It’s Overflowing

The Tablescaper

23 Responses to “Creations, “FANtastic” Wreath”
  1. Only you could make football look cute as ever. I was wondering if you might change the ribbon color for our blue team…the colts☺

  2. Abby says:

    Super cute! I really love the black and white check. It would really be cute with lots of different looks.

  3. Kim says:

    Jenna, this is wonderful! I could EAT those ribbons! (Well, you know what I mean.) Those little plaid buttons are adorable!!!! Super cute wreath. Go team. 🙂

  4. I love this wreath! I’m not a big football fan, but this is so flexible for fall, apples, pumpkins, etc. Great ideas as always 🙂

  5. Lisa says:

    What a cute wreath!! Love it!! I agree – it is so versatile!!

  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, I saw that adorable ribbon at HL and wondered how I could use! It’s perfect for a Roll Tide wreath! I love that black & white check ribbon too and your painted A with the addition of your Christmas football ornaments! I’m sure you’ve already come up with multiple ideas for using it again 🙂

  7. Alli says:

    Now if it just had a “G” for Georgia . . . 🙂 Beautiful football wreath!

  8. Very cute Jenna!

  9. a quiet life says:

    you are having fun fun fun, love all your details!

  10. Super cute wreath! I love the ribbon!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday

  11. Jennifer says:

    I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you’ll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  12. Oh this is sooo cute!! I LOVE the houndstooth and the football theme is awesome!! It would be awesome if you were willing to share this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Link Party: Fall Wreaths going on right now on five blogs! I would love to invite you over to the happy housie to link up if you haven’t already done so! Hope to see you there!!

  13. Um, so the “keep the plastic on” and T-pin tips just blew my mind away. That.Is.SMART. I am SO glad I found you at the Get Your DIY On party! I will be pinning this and running to HL to see if the ribbon is on sale!

    • Ha! Keeping the plastic on makes these wreaths so much easier to work with! I was at HL yesterday and no sale on ribbon, I’m hoping maybe next week. They have an app you can put on your smart phone that makes it easy to check the weekly ads and sales. You can also get coupons on it so you don’t have to clip and bring to the store! Happy shopping!

  14. Mandy Hank says:

    What an adorable wreath! Great to get in the season of Football! It’s actually a wreath my husband would like. I am featuring you on my blog tomorrow and wanted to let you know!. Thank you so much for linking up your fall inspired wreath Get Your DIY On. I hope you’ll join us tomorrow with your thrifty upcycle to link up!!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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