I have been decluttering my home and planning on downsizing to a smaller home. I have lots of bins filled with swim team ribbons and medals for all three of my kids. There are thousands since they swam from kindergarten to college. So I was trying to figure out what project I could make with swimming ribbons. That’s when I came up with this DIY Swim Ribbon Wreath. Since I can’t use all of them I plan on making one wreath for each so they can use it in their home.
- Wire Wreath
- Swim Ribbons
- Extra colorful ribbons
Cut all ribbons in strips about 5-6 inches long. The thick ones need to be a longer to tie easier. Then you tie the ribbons in pattern onto the wire wreath. For example (blue, white and Green) The swim ribbons are wide so I cut those down the middles to make them easier to tie as well.
When you are tieing them onto the wreath make sure you put them close together so you can’t see the wire. You can go nuts with using lots of strips but I limited mine.
This project took me a few hours to do! I had cut the strips the night before which took me a few hours. To tie the strips onto the wreath it took me about three hours without stopping. It’s a small wreath so its less time than a large one. I am really excited about using the swim ribbons and it saved money and I was happy to recycle them. I am planning to give this one to my daughter since all these ribbons I used were from her bin. Swimming was so much fun when the kids were small, it kept them out of trouble and two of my kids got scholarship in college.
Do you have swimming ribbons and would you use them for a wreath. For more Ribbon projects check out the Ornament Tree DIY