Utah Style and Design

How-To: Beyond-the-Bow Wreath Decorating

December 12, 2018

Wreath? Check. Ribbon? Check. Bows? Nope, let’s try something new.

If you’re looking for a fresh and festive way to tie one on this season, take your lead from the pros at Cactus & Tropicals and style your wreath with streamers rather than bows. These pros created the following streamer-sashed wreaths, yours for the picking. Give you any ideas?

How to: GO LONG

Hanging on a tall door, this wreath boasts long, draping ribbons that visually adorn the entire door, top to bottom.

How to: TAKE IT FROM THE TOP

Expand the beauty of your wreath beyond its form by mounting streamers above (rather than on) the wreath and letting them drape over the ring and below.

How to: KEEP IT SIMPLE

If your wreath’s charm lies in its shape or materials, choose a just a few ribbons of limited colors and narrow widths. This allows the wreath to take centerstage, rather than the streamers.

How to: MIX IT UP

The season offers so many spectacular ribbons, so choose a few of your faves and mix the colors, sizes, patterns, textures and widths. You can even create your own ribbons by cutting or tearing long strips from pieces of beautiful fabrics. As this wreath proves, fringed and ragged edges add charm and texture. And we love the sheer ribbons!

Brad Mee
Editor-In-Chief
December 13, 2018

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