Have you ever spotted a craft item that you loved and bought even though you knew it didn’t match your decor? That happened to me when I saw a roll of burlap ribbon with a peacock print. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I bought it nonetheless. I’ve always loved peacock decor, but I’ve never had any in my home. Making this wreath changed that!
This is the ribbon I just love! I was surprised to find it at Walmart. It’s burlap, wired and the peacock design is so pretty. I had to buy it.
I spent a little time thinking of how I wanted to use the ribbon. I kept going back to the idea of making a wreath. I began looking for peacock feathers and other items to use.
I was in a Hamrick’s Fabric store that is closing and everything was marked down with deep discounts. I found these two boas that are the perfect colors for a peacock wreath.
I found a roll of wired jute ribbon in a color very close to the blue boa. The roll is 4 inches x 21 feet. It’s lattice patterned, so when it’s scrunched tightly together, it gives a great textured look to the wreath. I tied one end of it around the wreath and then added hot glue to hold it in place at both ends.
I tied the boas around the wreath at the end point of the jute ribbon. I added a dot of hot glue and twisted the two boas together before wrapping them around the wreath and finished it off with more hot glue.
I like the boas, but I was glad that I didn’t wrap them all the way around the wreath. That would have been too much fluff for me.
Now, I know peacocks don’t have white feathers, but visually, I thought the wreath needed a contrasting color. I hot glued the white feather strand and wrapped it around the boas.
For hanging the wreath, I folded a strip of the peacock ribbon lengthwise to meet in the middle, made a loop and hot glued it to the back of the wreath.
I added a square of ribbon to help secure it and to make it look a bit neater.
I used my standard bow making technique for the peacock bow. You can find more detailed instructions on my Bows Are Easy post.
1. Cut strips of ribbon using the following measurements: 10″, 18″, 24″, 26″.
2. Fold the 10″ strip lengthwise to the center. Staple near each end.
3. Find the center point of the 18″ strip, fold to meet and staple together.
4. Find the center point of the 24″ strip, fold to meet and staple together.
5. Find the center point of the 36″ strip and make an accordion fold about three inches long.
6. Place the 10″ strip, staple side up. Add the 18″ loop, followed by the 24″ loop. Place the 36″ strip on top as shown.
7. Wrap the 10″ strip around the other ribbons until it meets in the back. Staple it as closely to the ribbon loops as possible. Trim off any excess.
8. Adjust the loops slightly to fluff them out.
9. Trim the tail of the ribbon to desired length.
I added hot glue to the back of the bow and held it in place on the wreath for a minute or so. I also added a few pearl head pins to hold it in place.
I bought an assortment of peacock feathers, but when I began adding them, the wreath looked too busy. I opted to only use one of them. It’s a pick, so I could just push the wooden pick into the Styrofoam wreath form.
This is definitely not a wreath for someone who prefers muted tones, but if you love pops of colors like this, it’s a fun wreath.
It all started with just a roll of pretty ribbon that caught my eye! Now, I have a fun, bright peacock wreath to welcome guests.
Do you ever create something that is out of your usual decor theme and patterns? It’s not something I do very often, but I enjoyed creating this peacock wreath. Who knows, maybe I’ll start adding in more peacocks to my decor!
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