Valentine’s Day Wreath Using Curled Grosgrain Ribbon

This Valentine’s Day wreath couldn’t be sweeter…or easier to make!

See what I mean about the grosgrain curlicues? Too cute, right?

Before you can get started on your wreath, you need to “bake” your ribbon to curl it. You can get the full how-to here. After you’ve baked a few batches, you’ll be ready to follow the super simple how-to below for making the wreath…one that I know you’re going to want to leave up all year long!


Nikki, In Stitches


  • Foam wreath form
  • 1/3 of a yard of coordinating fabric for wrapping your wreath form (I found mine in my stash!)
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • 6 spools of 3/8″ ribbon, each containing 10 yards (I used 4 red with white polka dots, and 2 solid white.)


  1. Cut strips of fabric about 2″ wide, and use them to cover your entire foam wreath. Use straight pins to hold each strip in place. (Just use two at the start to anchor your strip of fabric down, wrap, and then put two more at the end. Repeat with each strip until the entire form is covered.)
  2. Gather your curlicues that you’ve already baked and cut into about 4″ lengths.
  3. Pin the first one to the foam wreath by placing pin right in the center of the curlicue.
  4. Pin the next one in place in the same manner, placing it close enough to the first so that they start to force each other to fold in half.
  5. Repeat.
  6. Repeat A LOT of times!
  7. Repeat until your entire wreath form is covered!

Pssst! Ready for another cutie patootie project? Like I said, in my last post, we’re going old school with this curly ribbon…check out my “too stinkin’ cute” curlicue ponytail holders on All Things For Mom here!

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60 Responses to Valentine’s Day Wreath Using Curled Grosgrain Ribbon

  1. Nicki~ this wreath is adorable! It has been awhile since I’ve made these ribbons. I used to make bows for my girls but they are teenagers now. I’m going to can make this adorable wreath though:)
    thanks for sharing!

  2. The wreath is so cute and the tutorials look really easy to follow. Shared on FB! Thanks!

  3. Visiting from DiD – that is super cute – I’m sooooo pinning that!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Nikki…LOVE it!! My daughter would love to help me make one of these!! Thanks so much for the easy tutorial!

    • Nikki says:

      My pleasure, Lindsay! It really is so simple, and I’m sure your daughter would love to help you bake up a few batches of ribbon!

  5. emmy says:

    Love this idea AND the pony tail holder!

  6. Terrie says:

    This is such an adorable wreath!! I haven’t heard of baking grosgrain ribbon before. Thanks for the tutorial and wonderful project idea 🙂

  7. Tegan says:

    Hi Nikki,
    I just discovered your website looking for a hooded scarf knit pattern, and now I can’t wait to get started on half a dozen projects! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing ideas. I’m going to get my family and friends to start saving their wine corks for the cork wreath right away! Merci!

  8. Yanet Capo says:

    I have a heart-shaped foam that I will try this with…love, love, love!

  9. Marny says:

    Shirley, you jest! LOL

    I hardly cook food, now you want me to cook grosgrain ribbon. LOLOLOLOL

    Thank you for the smile on my face.

    The wreath IS beautiful, btw.

  10. I saw this idea in my email and loved it immediately. I had no idea that the grosgrain ribbon had to be baked to stay curled – so cool!

    I pinned this because I’m hoping to do this for Valentine’s Day. My old wreath is looking a little sad. 🙁

  11. jojo says:

    wauhhhhhh bonjour ma nickie tu vas bien merci pour tes tutos
    comment vas tu?
    je n ai plus de nouvelles de toi que deviens tu?

    (hello my Nikki. I hope you are well. Rhank you for your tutorials.
    How are you? I have not heard from you.)

    • Nikki says:

      JoJo! C’est si bon de vous entendre!
      Je fais beaucoup et j’espère que c’est la même chose pour vous!

      (JoJo! It’s so good to hear from you!
      I am doing great and I hope the same goes for you!)

  12. Kelli says:

    Thank you so much! I have always wanted to do one of these, and you made it look so easy! Thanks again!:)

  13. Kimmy Anne says:

    Nikki, I found your site by googling ‘how to make flowers out of ribbon.’ I have to say, I am absolutely in LOVE with it! As soon as I saw this wreath, a million ideas popped into my head for different wreathes! I just wish I had found this page a week ago so I could have made a multi-colored pastel wreath for Easter! Your site is definitely bookmarked and I will probably spend a LOT of time here! Thanks for all the GREAT ideas!!

    • Nikki says:

      Kimmy! You have me blushing!
      I’m so happy you’ve found Nikki, In Stitches! Welcome!
      Thank you for your sweet words!
      Please send pics of everything you make! I can’t wait to see pictures!

  14. melony says:

    I love this idea.. It will make a great decoration to many birthday parties. I have baked this ribbon to make hair bows, but have not tried this yet. Looks like fun. Thanks for posting.

    • Nikki says:

      My pleasure, Melony! I love the idea of using it at birthday parties! Please send pics…we’d love to see!

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  16. how amazingly cute! I found you from a pinterest pin of d.I.y. wreaths a d when I read the blog post there was a link to you. now I have to go read about baking ribbon and prep for a trip to the craft store!

  17. Nikki says:

    Yay! I’m so happy you like my wreath!
    Send pics of yours…I’d love to see!

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  23. Cindy says:

    That is awesome! I had no idea you could bake the ribbon to get it to curl like that. I’m def sharing!

  24. Lois Brown says:

    My nieces and I are going to make your Valentine’s Day wreath out of grosgrain ribbon and use red, white, and blue for 4th of July wreaths. One question: how many pins should I buy to make three wreaths? Any suggestions?


    • Nikki says:

      A lot, Lois!! Lol!
      You’ll each probably need a pack of pins. The good news is they are relatively inexpensive!
      Also, your fingertips will be sore by the end of this project from pushing in all those pins!
      I use the eraser end of a pencil to push them in!!

  25. Amanda says:

    What size foam wreath did you use?? I love it!

    • Nikki says:

      Thanks, Amanda!
      I *think* this one is a 16″ wreath. It’s buried in my box Valentine’s Day decorations at the moment, but that sounds about right!

  26. What temperature do u bake the ribbons and how long?
    What did you use to curl them up with?

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  42. Nina says:

    Hey, this is too cute. I’m going to try this one. Thanks for the creativity God blessed you with.

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