DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath

8 Materials
45 Minutes

Looking for something to do with that leftover ribbon? Grab a hot glue gun and a foam wreath to create a DIY Rainbow Ribbon Wreath!

This post first appeared over at The Crazy Craft Lady where I'm a contributor.

Now, I am a ribbon hoarder. There. I said it.

So when I had the chance to make a "rainbow something" I knew it would involve ribbon. I had a foam wreath left over from this project and in just a few minutes was able to create this fun rainbow ribbon wreath!

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • foam wreath (any size)
  • large sharp knife
  • pen
  • assorted ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • glue dots
  • white cardstock

Step 1: Use the knife to cut the foam wreath in half.

Note – a craft knife is too small to give a clean cut, so be sure to use a large kitchen knife.

Step 2: Use a pen to mark five lines evenly spaced across the foam - that will be the color sections on your wreath. These are just to give you a rough idea of where to stop and start.

Step 3: Start at one end of the rainbow and hot glue your first color to the back of the foam. Don’t worry about trying to get the ribbon exactly to the edge – both ends will be hidden by the paper clouds you are putting on at the end.

Step 4: Wrap your ribbon around the foam several times (amount will vary depending on the size of the wreath). Make sure that the ribbon overlaps itself and pull tight as you go.

Step 5: Once you get close to your first pen mark, make your last wrap around to the back of the foam and hot glue the ribbon down. Trim the excess.

Step 6: Overlap your second ribbon color on the edge of your first ribbon and adhere with hot glue.

Repeat steps 3-6 until your rainbow is complete.

Step 7: If you’ve got a die cutting machine or large die you can easily create paper clouds with white cardstock. I used my Cricut!

Don’t have a machine? You can free-hand cut a cloud or there are plenty of free images available online that you can print out and use as a template.

Once you have your two clouds cut out, use glue dots to adhere the clouds to the wreath.

And voila! With a plain foam wreath and some scraps of ribbon, you can easily create your own Rainbow Ribbon Wreath!

So, now you may be asking, what can I use this Rainbow Ribbon Wreath for?

Well, I think this project would be perfect to make for birthday party decor or classroom decor. Also, this would be a fun project to make with the kids if you swapped out the glue gun for another glue and (of course) supervised them.

To get more project inspiration for your home and to learn more about the products used in this project, stop by my blog!

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  • Kay Cloninger Kirby Kay Cloninger Kirby on Feb 27, 2019

    How did you hang this without anything showing

  • Kat Rogers Kat Rogers on Mar 04, 2019


    How about gluing Cotton Balls on the Cloud cut~outs?

    Very Cute & Fun, even for a 60 year old... I adore A&C!

    Thanks for sharing this colorful idea.

  • Becky Becky on Jul 16, 2019

    The ribbons you used, have they got the same width?

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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Jul 12, 2021

    So adorable. Great way to add color and a focal point in a babies room over the crib or by using it as a mobile. You could hang clouds from it or perhaps a blue bird. AWESOME JOB.

  • Jim Jim on Jul 13, 2021

    Showed my granddaughter this and she loves the idea and asked me to make her one for her room.