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If you have always wanted to add ribbon to a Christmas tree but are overwhelmed by the idea of getting it to look just right, today’s post is for you! Though you may see Christmas trees with ribbon that looks perfect, know that it really isn’t that hard to add ribbon to a Christmas tree. And there are lots of ways to do it! Check out 4 stunning ways how to add ribbon to a Christmas tree.I always love going to the festival of trees.

After years of attending, I noticed the Christmas trees that caught my eye were the ones with ribbons. There’s just something almost magical about them.

1 How To Add Ribbon To A Christmas Tree

How To Add Ribbon To A Christmas Tree


Ribbon Bows

Some people love bows, and they look so pretty on the boughs of a Christmas tree. You can also make one large bow for the top of your Christmas tree. To use ribbon for bows, wired ribbon works best. Wired ribbon is easier to manipulate and holds a shape better than non-wired ribbon. For a great tutorial on tying professional-style ribbon bows for your Christmas tree, see Jennifer Decorates.

2. Ribbon Wrapping

We’re fans of wrapping ribbon around the tree, from top from bottom, instead of the tinsel everyone used to use. Again, you want wired ribbon for this because it holds it shape. Wired ribbon also stores well from year to year. If it gets smashed, simply re-shape it and it looks as good as new! We like to put ornaments on the tree first, and then wrap the tree in ribbon. Start at the top, and leave several inches to a foot between rows, depending on the height of your tree.

3. Drape The Tree With Ribbon Curls

Good news! Curling ribbon is inexpensive, but it looks amazing on a Christmas tree! Cut lengths of ribbon from 2-3 feet long, curl, and then place on your tree. Drape the ribbon curls horizontally across the boughs of the tree. Or cut shorter lengths from 6-8 inches long, curl, and hang vertically on the tree. Either way is simply beautiful!

4. Cover The Tree With Ribbon Curls

And Bows

You aren’t confined to one method, so if you like ribbon curls and bows, put both on your tree! This tree has solid gold ribbon cascading vertically down the tree, and see-through ribbon bows on the branches. Matching bows dress the presents underneath the tree. Isn’t it beautiful?

For more Christmas tree ideas, see our post on Going for Gold.

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Tips and Tricks for Beautiful Christmas Tree Ribbon +VIDEO


I’m so excited to bring you today’s post: How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree! Its my step-by-step easy guide to adding ribbon to your Christmas tree.

In response to many requests, last weekend I shared an impromptu Instagram story showing me as I was putting on my Christmas tree ribbon. Over 5000 people watched it, and dozens of you commented on its helpfulness. Thankfully, I was able to download that video and with a little reformatting, I’m sharing it with you today.

Christmas Tree Ribbon Tips and Tricks:

In addition, when I was putting ribbon on another tree, I snapped some photos so I could write a more detailed Christmas tree ribbon tutorial to accompany the video one.

I hope both of these tutorials are useful if you decide to add ribbon to your tree this year or in the future.

Also, If you’re interested in seeing this tree fully decorating, then click HERE.

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What’s the best ribbon for a Christmas tree?

First, let’s talk ribbon. This particular ribbon is from Lowe’s back in 2017. As far as I can tell, it has been discontinued. 

You’ll need more than you think. The narrow 7.5-foot tree pictured above took 12 yards of 2 1/2-inch ribbon. The tree in the video (which is a full 7.5-foot tree) took 30 yards of 1 1/2-inch ribbon.

I prefer to have ribbon left over for wrapping coordinating presents to place under the tree.

Wired ribbon works best. You can use other types, but you’ll probably find them more difficult to manage. As for the ribbon width, 2 1/2-inches is ideal, but you can use wider or narrower if that’s what you have. On a standard-sized tree, I wouldn’t go with less than 1 1/2-inches wide or more than 4-inches wide.

Once you have your ribbon, the next step is to make sure your tree is ready for ornaments. Whether your tree is artificial or real, all of the branches should be fluffy, full, and looking as good as possible. You’ll also want to put on your tree lights before adding the ribbon.

How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree:

Now, you’re ready to start. I like to begin at the top and work down and around the tree in a spiral.

Start by tucking the end piece of the ribbon into the back of the tree and then slowly start to work around. For some reason, I tend to work clockwise around the tree, but I’m not sure if that matters.

As you move around the tree, try to let the ribbon do its thing. The goal is for the ribbon to drape naturally and not appear forced. The ribbon should never look pulled or stretched. As you work around, you’ll want to tuck the ribbon into the tree, let it billow out, and then tuck it in again.

To keep this looking natural, you’ll want to vary the intervals at which you tuck the ribbon in and how much ribbon you let billow out.

You can also create curls in the ribbon by twisting it in your hands. This look is a bit harder to achieve but does add an interesting effect. I usually do this only 3 or 4 times per tree. Simply twist the ribbon as pictured below and then tuck it into the tree to secure.

Continue this process as you work around and around the tree.

Avoid working in a perfectly straight line. As you can see, my lines vary. Some are quite wavy; some are less so. You want to avoid sharp bands of ribbon that cut across the tree.

There’s nothing you need to do to secure your ribbon into the tree. It should stay in place as you work it in and around. If it’s not staying in place, it’s likely that you’re pulling on the ribbon, something you should avoid doing. The ribbon should have no tension. With that being said, certain ribbons are tricky to work with. So if the ribbon is not staying and you haven’t been pulling on it, you can gently curve a piece of the pine over the ribbon to hold it in place.

If you’re using multiple rolls of ribbon, just begin the new roll where the old one ended by tucking the two ends into the same spot in the tree.

This is what the tree looks like when I’m finished putting the ribbon on. The placement looks varied and loose, doesn’t it?

You can see this tree fully fully trimmed here. I also invite you to scroll through this post here.  It walks your through a lot of my trees so you can get a sense of how the ribbon looks once the ornaments are in place.

The goal is to have it all of the decor elements work together to form a cohesive whole. While the ribbon should certainly add to the decor of the tree, it shouldn’t stand out or be distracting.

You’re ready to decorate!

And that’s it! If you’re curious to see this tree full decorated (lights, ribbons, ornaments, topper, etc.), you can check out it’s final look by clicking here.

For more inspiration on Christmas tree Decorations, check out this post here where I share 20+ of my favorite Christmas tree decoration ideas!

I realize that all of this advice on its own may not be very helpful. It’s a hard to explain this process with just text and pictures, which is why I haven’t done so before. However, now I also have a video to help!

As I mentioned I recorded this on a whim last weekend and shared it in clips via Instagram Stories. So although it’s not a professional recording, it seems to help many folks. I hope it does the same for you. You can watch that video below.

Christmas Tree Ribbon Tips and Tricks Video:

Happy tree trimming!

Finally, this is my go-to method for adding ribbon to trees. There are many other ways to do this, but this technique has never let me down. If you have questions or if something is confusing, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll do my best to explain or update this post to clarify.

I hope I helped you learn how to put ribbon on a Christmas Tree!

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How to curl satin ribbons | Masters Fair Magazine

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I want to offer a master class on how to curl satin ribbons.

On the Internet there are options for the following content:

1. Rinse in a water + potato starch solution.

Result: the tape does not hold its shape, becomes very electrified.

2. Screw on a wooden stick and into the oven.

Suitable for thick and long wide belts. I have a thin 3 mm tape. You need to curl a tiny piece, and there is no point in driving the oven for this.

3. Use acrylic lacquer.

Suitable for satin ribbons, but the ribbons are extremely stiff, with a coating, they still unravel over time.

4. My last experience was using hair styling product . I have foam. I think you can also use hair gel or mousse. The composition is almost the same.

Squeeze out a little foam, moisten the tape and wind it on a wooden brush of the required diameter.

With an iron on 2 positions, iron the tape, scrolling the brush back and forth 15 times.

Let cool to room temperature and remove the tape from the brush.

It holds so well, no matter what you do with it, stretch it, unwind it, it takes its original shape and at the same time is still soft and elastic.

And now my girls with spirals :)


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    Original Ban

    First Op

    What a pleasure to receive gifts! But it is no less pleasant to give them. A gift made with your own hands, and not bought in a store, is something unique, original and especially pleasant. Whatever you cook, your family and loved ones will be pleasantly surprised.

    Of course, the gift wrapping service has been around for a long time in every big department store. You can choose the wrapping paper you like from the available arsenal or, trusting the artistic taste of the girl - ''packer'', patiently wait until your gift is wrapped. The apotheosis of this action will surely be a touching plastic bow with curls.

    Of course, you can buy a blank for a bow and make it by simply pulling the ribbon, but it is much more pleasant to fold the bow yourself.


    Make a blank by twisting the tape into eight turns - the width of the turn should be equal to or slightly less than the width of the box Fold the twisted tape flat and cut at the corners as shown in the picture. Then again flatly fold the coils, but already changing the central axis so that the cut corners are in the very center, and tie in this place with a thin ribbon Raise both parts of the resulting bow up and hold in one hand The most crucial moment: you begin to gently straighten and twist the petals of the bow along the axis, alternating directions of movement: bend one petal down, the other up

    The bow is ready!

    The second option

    We make an original bow for a gift with our own hands. This bow is perfect for any occasion. Such a bow can be decorated with almost any gift.

    Making a beautiful bow with your own hands

    The ability to arrange a gift will be useful for you in any case: whether you need to congratulate one of your friends, come up with a design for decorating a holiday, or just entertain your child with something interesting. Here is one easy way to quickly make a beautiful DIY bow.

    Take a ribbon 1-2 centimeters wide. Make a loop, leaving the end of the ribbon free. We make a beautiful bow with our own hands. Step 1 Fold the tape so that the loops are the same size. Be sure to leave a small free end on the other side as well. We make a beautiful bow with our own hands. Step 2 Secure the center of the bow with thin ribbon or thread. A beautiful knot can be made from a ribbon, and a thread can be completely invisible. We make a beautiful bow with our own hands. Step 3 "Fluff" the bow by separating the loops and beautifully straightening them in a circle. That's all! Very simple and unusual. We make a beautiful bow with our own hands. Step 4

    The bow is ready.



    New Year's gift in a box

    Gift wrapping The easiest and cheapest way to wrap a gift is to buy a paper gift bag and put the gift in it, or buy a gift box of the right size, put the gift in the box and then all together in a bag. Many people do just that. But if you are not looking for easy ways and want your gift to be the best, let's create together!

    It is very convenient if the gift itself already has its own box (if not, we advise you to choose the right size), we will only have to use colored wrapping paper, a stapler, glue, various ribbons and decorations to create a bright original package.

    You will need:

    wrapping paper in New Year's colors; ribbon; bells; small spruce wreaths; small plastic Christmas decorations, beads, etc. instant glue; double-sided adhesive tape; stapler; scissors.

    Gift wrapping


    Wrap the box in wrapping paper and carefully seal the edges. Wrap the ribbon around the box as shown in the picture, secure with a stapler at the junction and tie the edges of the ribbon with a bow. Decorate a wreath of artificial branches at your discretion with ribbons and various decorations, tie with a thread or glue a bell to the wreath, scarlet ribbon bows. Attach the wreath to the box using double-sided tape.

    The gift is ready!



    We give wine!

    Gift wrapping All gifts should be beautifully decorated, because it is the bright festive packaging that is the very clothes that are greeted with. Of course, you can ask to wrap a gift in the store. But in a gift wrapped and decorated with your own hands, there is much more ''relationship'' than in a store-bought one. During the design, you can think about the person for whom the gift is intended.

    Even very expensive wine, cognac or vodka in a beautiful bottle cannot be presented without packaging. How beautiful to pack a bottle without a box? Let's see!

    You will need:

    wrapping paper; multi-colored ribbons; bells; decorative rope; plastic Christmas toys; scissors.

    Gift wrapping


    Place the bottle on the wrapping paper and carefully roll it up, folding the edges of the paper at the bottom of the bottle as shown in the picture. Leave the top part open. Then decorate the bottle with decorative ribbon, winding it from the bottom up around the bottle in a spiral. Using scissors, make the remaining long ends of the ribbons wavy - attach the ribbon to the blade of the scissors and, holding it with your finger, pull it towards you with some effort, as if pulling the ribbon. Lay the ''curly'' ribbons in the open top of the gift so that the ends hang loosely.

    ''Curly'' packaging can also be created without ribbons by cutting the long edges of the wrapping paper left at the top into strips and ''curling'' them. A little lower, attach the bow and bell with instant glue or double-sided tape.

    The gift is ready!


    Second packaging option: Dress code

    Gift wrapping Decorating and wrapping gifts is quite an exciting activity, and if at first it will be difficult for you, then very soon, wrapping a second or third gift, you fantasize and experimenting, you yourself will easily find the optimal shape and your own design solution. Don't be afraid to experiment!

    A gift for a man needs a very thoughtful design - it should not be too decorative, but at the same time look festive and emphasize the targeting of the present itself. Packing a bottle well is a real art.

    You will need:

    wrapping paper; ribbon; scotch; stapler; scissors.


    First, wrap the bottle with paper, sealing it at the junction with double-sided tape Then carefully draw the bottom Trim the top of the paper straight We wrap in the direction of the junction of the sides - three turns of 1 cm We make two cuts on 1/3 of the width of the paper Bend back the corners and fix them with a stapler Now unfold the upper part, put a thin ribbon into it and wrap it again. This is our collar On the front side of the package, we bend the corners of the "collar" with a threaded ribbon Carefully smooth with your fingers and tie a ''tie'' in any convenient way


    Origami - how to decorate the New Year holiday.

    Packing in Japan is not a technique, it's a philosophy… Surprising gift-giving rituals, probably, cannot be fully comprehended by a European. But using individual elements is quite possible, you will like the result, we guarantee!

    Origami is an ancient art that had a sacred meaning. In ancient times, paper was an expensive rarity, and manipulation with it was a kind of sacrament. The process of figurative paper folding was a way of communicating with deities. Some folds expressed reverence, others a wish, others - a plea ... The folding of the paper itself took place according to its strictly formalized norms - the paper could not be defiled by one's breath. The color of the paper, the direction of movement during folding, were rigidly defined.

    Certain gifts were offered for certain occasions. Gift wrapping was of particular importance. It was believed that packing a gift for a celebration should be from right to left, and the sequence of actions from left to right is a mourning decoration. And also gifts on the occasion of a joyful event were bound with a white and red ribbon.

    Christmas toys. Joint production of paper Christmas decorations is a process that will captivate children, youth, and adults. To do this, you only need multi-colored paper (preferably shiny), accuracy and a reference book.

    There are no limits to the flight of fancy. Stars, Christmas balls, snowflakes... It's better to start with simple shapes, but it's not so difficult to learn how to fold and quite complex options.

    Origami professionals compose and fold their most beautiful figures.

    Kusudama. Do you want to hang an unusual decoration on the Christmas tree? Kusudama is a Japanese word for a multi-part, prefabricated ball. Kusudamas are very beautiful and unusual, especially in the eyes of a European. The brightly colored collapsible ball can be used as a hanging decoration, and in Japan it also served to store dry medicinal herbs and was hung over the sick bed. It is believed that even without grass, the ball accumulates cosmic energy and has a beneficial effect on a person. Why not a wonderful Christmas decoration - you want to stock up on positive cosmic energy for the whole year? ..

    Of course, you won't be able to make such a complex figure right away. But any kusudama is already beautiful in itself. Here we will tell you how to assemble it.

    Assembly instructions:

    Draw two diagonals. Draw two lines. Bend all corners to the center and turn back. Fold the sides towards the center. Two folds ''valley'' Draw out four corners from the inside. Basic shape ''Catamaran'', see instructions below.

    Basic shape ''Catamaran''. Open along the indicated lines and flatten. Fold along the indicated lines Open and flatten each triangle. Bend the corners. Make six parts, glue them together or staple them together. Kusudama is ready - you can hang it on the Christmas tree.

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