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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon

“How do you get your Christmas tree ribbon to do that?” is without a doubt, the number one question I receive during the holiday season. Today, sharing my secrets and how to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon, in a step-by-step tutorial. More specifically, how I’m able to add ribbon to a Christmas tree by wrapping and tucking it to get that tufted, random look that fills out the tree. I used a few methods over the years before deciding on one Christmas tree ribbon technique that I use most often. Using a dining room Christmas tree, I documented the entire process from start to finish to show exactly how I go from a bare tree, to a tree that is filled with ornaments, picks, unexpected touches, and of course, ribbon! Pin this Christmas tree decorating tutorial to refer back to when you’re ready to start decorating and adding ribbon to your own Christmas tree. Below, I’m going to show how to take your tree from out-of-the-box-naked to looking something like this…

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You can find a recent video with step by step instruction of how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree here:

HOW TO DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH RIBBON

STEP 1: FLUFF YOUR TREE

Fluffing the tree is by far, my least favorite part of the tree decorating process. But, the type of tree you have makes a huge difference. For example- in our great room, we have a 9′ with all wire branches. But, in the dining room, we have a 7′ with a mixture of wire branches and more realistic branches that hold their shape well (you can see the latest version of the tree HERE). I love them both but the dining room tree takes a fraction of the time to fluff and prep. When you’re fluffing, don’t neglect the inside branches. And, don’t just fluff the branches; if they are wire, pull them apart. Of course, if you have a real tree, you can skip this part 😉

STEP 2: CUT & TUCK THAT CHRISTMAS TREE RIBBON

If you search online, you will probably see a big split on this but I always start with the ribbon. I can always add a little more at the end if needed but using Christmas tree ribbon first gives a good base and starting point. Something else you may see is that people tend to use the entire spool of ribbon as one long piece, wrapping and weaving until the ribbon is gone. If I cascade ribbon, I will use longer strips but 95% of the time, I use this method. I typically use ribbon in various sizes from 2″ to 4″ in width, with wired edges. Ribbon that is “meshier” works the best for sticking to piney branches. My favorite places to shop in-store for ribbon are Costco, At Home, Hobby Lobby, and HomeGoods. Costco has wide ribbon with 50 yards on the spool for $9.99, so that’s a good place to start ;). As far as how much? I don’t really have an answer. But, I use a ton. And, I use more with trees with gaps. You can always purchase and take back what you don’t use.

So, once you have your arsenal of Christmas tree ribbon, determine which ribbon you want to be most present. I used a 2. 5″ mesh ribbon as my base on this tree. Cut strips that are around 3′ but don’t cut them all at once. Depending on the size of your tufts and how deep you go in the tree, you may want to modify the size. Keep in mind, using ribbon on your Christmas tree makes it easier to change the look of your tree each year. If you have a base of white/metallic ornaments, you can simply change your ribbon color and it changes the entire color scheme of the tree.

Take the end of the ribbon (I usually start in the middle of the tree), pinch the end together, and stick it in. I use my hands to feel around inside the tree for a good spot for the ribbon to stick. If the outward branches seem to “support” the ribbon, you don’t have to worry as much about securing the inside end to an actual branch. Meshy ribbon will usually just stick to the inside needles while more satiny/smooth ribbon may be to be secured a little more by bending an inside branch to pinch the end. Once the tail is secured, billow the ribbon out, kind of at a diagonal and bring the center in to secure the middle of the ribbon inside the tree. This should form one billowed tuft.

A few tips (this will make all the difference) – you don’t want the ribbon tuft to be pulled tight against the branches. You don’t want to see a taut wrinkle. When you are billowing, try to clear the outside branches into a big loop, but not so much that it sags. Also, when you are creating your loop, kind of push the ribbon upwards (as though you are almost pinching it back to the first secured end) instead of pulling it downwards. You can even turn it slightly sideways and have it “sit” on its side, on a branch.

Once you have secured the middle, take the rest of the ribbon, come back out (depending on the branch position with determine whether you come right back out where you went in, or, whether you bring the tail out a little lower). You want to form one more tuft with the ribbon so repeat how you created the first and then secure the tail just as you secured the other end. Again, if the branches are supportive and the ribbon is meshy/sticky, the inside branches may grab it enough. If not, you may need to slightly bend an inside branch to secure the ribbon. Two tufts from each 3′ strip is the goal. For the second piece, start at another place; I usually always go at a diagonal but mix up the direction. Here is what my first strips look like.

You don’t want a huge loop with the second being tiny, but they don’t have to be exactly the same size. Repeat all over the tree and don’t neglect the top. Full admission, I try to get back around the sides of the tree and if you do have some ribbon in the back, it can help look like it’s decorated if there are any gaps. But, it isn’t necessary, especially if you are trying to work with less ribbon. When you are fluffing, make sure you fluff the back really well; I continue to fluff as I go along.

For some ribbon — usually extra wide or extra narrow — I will cut the strip shorter (about 1-1.5′) only do one tuft instead of two. If your ribbon is difficult to work with, you can try this technique; see the image below for the result of using single “tufts”.

STEP 3: ADD MORE CHRISTMAS TREE RIBBON & REPEAT

Once I have a pretty consistent and thorough covering of the base Christmas tree ribbon, I will choose another to go in and accent. Don’t worry, if you decide you need more of the original ribbon when you finish, you can always add more! As a warning, this is kind of a difficult tree to show as my example because I did a few things out of order and used some ribbon I wouldn’t typically recommend. My second ribbon was a thinner, more satiny (but still wired) peach. You can see the wrinkles more easily and it’s more difficult to work with. As a rule of thumb, the wider the ribbon, the bigger your loops can be. Most thin ribbon can’t support itself as well and will need to have smaller loops (I actually did three tufts here). Start with a test piece first before feeling out your ideal length.

Use the same methods you used in the first round of ribbon, creating billowy (but likely smaller) loops, pushing upwards to create smooth, loose tufts. Don’t worry if you can see some tails and places where you pinch on the inside. We’ll cover those up later 😉

Repeat with each type of ribbon. One of my favorite things to do (which helps you with a thinner ribbon), is to layer two ribbons on top of each other and treat them as one strip. When they are in place, you can pull one to the side slightly to reveal the underneath. I started with a more vibrant green but ended up removing it – you’ll see why a little further down.

If I have a more busy/patterned ribbon, I add that last and in smaller quantities. I like it to be a little more subtle and usually, the patterned ribbon is fabric, in the regular ribbon section, and is more expensive than regular Christmas tree ribbon for just a few yards. The spools are usually much shorter too. I believe I used three spools of 4 yards each of the floral ribbon. You may notice that some of my floral fabric loops aren’t as deep. If you have to pinch it in between the surface branches, we can cover that up, too. Just try to go deeper where you can.

Lastly, I added a thick green ribbon, surveyed the tree, and ultimately added a few more pieces of the original gold. I used four types of ribbon total — by no means do you have to use four types, but at least two will keep things interesting.

STEP 4: BRING IN THE BIGGEST EMBELLISHMENTS

After the ribbon is secured, I add the next largest series of items. For you, it may be large ornaments but on this tree, I had huge floral stems that I incorporated first. Another tip- don’t feel like you are only allowed to select from the Christmas section/picks. I hit up the floral aisles to find coordinating stems. There are some beautiful finds in the fall sections that can be upwards of 80% off.

If the stem is too long, you can cut it to be a bit shorter. I bury the big items and nestle them in the branches, closer to the tree base. I like to fill in open spaces but also, don’t be scared to cover a little ribbon. You may need to adjust some ribbon tufts as you incorporate your big pieces. You can also use a couple different techniques; I use both in this tree. You can cluster a few like items together for an impact (think three red balls together all over), or, spread everything out evenly. I spread the snowball blooms out evenly.

STEP 5: ADD FILLER

I said this was a unique tree, right? My next step was to add some moss on the branches — fitting for a meadow-themed tree. Some, I molded to branches, and some, I covered more shallow ribbon loops.

STEP 6: INCORPORATE A STATEMENT

Before the statement up top, I actually stuck in other branches since they were on the larger side. Manipulate the flower branches (don’t just leave them as a straight cluster). I spread most of mine out (the smaller blue blooms were scored as fall for .90/a stem. I usually let the picks/stems that are more “stem-y” — with more movement — stick out more from the tree. This helps give a more natural, organic, whimsical feel. I saved a couple of bigger blue floral stems for the topper. Instead of spreading them out evenly like the others, I concentrated them at the top of the tree and kind of came down from there, winding them in a diagonal to create that focal statement. You can also create something similar with a series of picks, branches, or berries.

Here are  a few more examples of a statement topper that winds and thins out. This “southern grace” Christmas tree had white magnolia blossoms and gold leaves that gradually thinned out…

See more of this tree in my 2018 Christmas Home Tour

And this orchid — on one of my daughter’s nursery Christmas trees — was easy to position down at a diagonal.

See more of this Christmas tree in my 2019 Fairyland Christmas Nursery Reveal

Ok, back to the tutorial! See how full it’s looking? And we haven’t even added the actual ornaments! At this point, I went ahead and added the ornaments. No rhyme or reason, just random and all over. Again, if the ornaments are your biggest statement, you may not have huge floral stems and ornaments may immediately follow the ribbon portion. I nestle heavier ornaments inside on more sturdy limbs and lighter ornaments further out on smaller limbs. Some people only use big ornaments at the bottom and smaller on top but I like to mix all over. I also have more special, intricate ornaments that I mix with regular filler balls.

STEP 7: ADD ELEMENTS TO HIDE THE CHRISTMAS TREE RIBBON TRICKS

After the bigger elements, and then ornaments, I add in smaller picks — like berry sprigs (or in this case, dried stuff that I don’t really know what it is haha) — to start hiding more of the ribbon security areas.

I also wedged pinecones in, perfect for the meadow tree (or most any Christmas tree 😉 ). These were really easy to use- even easier than actual hanging ornaments. They are a really inexpensive addition but as a caveat, if you use too many, it will take away from the luminance of the tree.

I also use ornaments to help cover those spots. See how everything is disguising the ribbon tucks?

STEP 8: ADD A SPECIAL “MOMENT”

On this tree, once I finished everything, I added my sweet, subtle little cherry on top. I purchased a few birds and clustered them together as a little family in the upper 1/3 of the tree. I didn’t put them all over – just three sitting together. Dave loves “little things”, especially tiny animal things so this is his favorite part. 😉 And, he absolutely, specifically said not to share that haha

STEP 9: ADMIRE YOUR WORK

I step back a few times during each step to see which area needs more balance and when I think I’m done, I step back one final time to see if anything needs adding, adjusting, or even sometimes editing down. (Let’s be honest, in my trees, I typically go by more is more so that doesn’t really happen very often haha). There are gorgeous, simple, tasteful trees that are beautiful but I think my Christmas trees are one time when I can just keep adding and adding, and the more overpowering it is, the more whimsical and magical it is. If you can’t see the actual tree, totally fine! That just means you don’t have to have as high quality of a tree 😉

If you use any of this process, especially in applying the Christmas tree ribbon, I want to know! Shoot me an email to share – I would absolutely LOVE it.

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MORE DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE EXAMPLES (WITH DIFFERENT THEMES & CHRISTMAS TREE RIBBON)

Here are a few of my other trees over the past few years, decked out for Christmas, using the same tree trimming and Christmas tree ribbon steps as above. Here’s a look at a few different themes in the great room…

Sources: Sofa & Loveseat (performance ivory linen) | Coffee Table | Large Wood Art | White Vase (on fireplace)Rug | Teddy Bear Throw Blanket | Stockings | Wingback Chairs | Teddy Bear Pillows | Tufted Leather Ottoman | Brass Party Bucket | Green Glass Bottles & Decanters- At Home | Tree & Garland (Base) – Costco |  Fireplace Screen

And here’s a couple from one of my favorite spots during the holidays — our master bedroom.

Sources: Bed (similar) | Bench | Rug | Chandelier | Belgian Flax Linen Quilt (white) | Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover & Euro Shams (white) | Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket | Ivory Mohair Throw Blanket | Green Velvet Pillows (SIMILAR) | Nightstands | Table Lamps | Sheets (700 TC) 

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How To Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon Ideas (2022)

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Decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon is both a classic and traditional style to choose for your festive decor this year. 

Something about the way the ribbon glistens against the tree gives the room an old-timey feel. Ribbons are often seen adorning gifts and we reckon that presents wrapped into a bow are delightful. But ribbons aren’t just for gifts, let’s use them to decorate the whole house! And for that reason, we will show you how to decorate a Christmas tree with a ribbon.

When it comes to decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon there are a few different ways.

You can have it so the ribbon cascades vertically down the tree. You can have it where it’s draped around the tree like tinsel. Or you can even make the ribbon into bows and have those attached on top of the tree or around the tree like other ornaments

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Choose your favourite ribbon

There are so many styles of ribbon out there. We have endless choices of colours, fabric, patterns, sizes. Some come with wire edging to help with shaping. And others add drape and elegance.

These are some different ribbons styles to try:

Satin

Satin has a beautiful sheen that captures the sparkle of the Christmas tree lights.

Velvet

Velvet adds texture and feels luxurious on the Christmas tree.

Wired Organza

Wired Organza looks delicate and pretty yet the wired edges to the ribbon to make it great for styling and holding shape.

Burlap

Burlap is great for the rustic neutral Christmas vibe.

Burlap with lace

Burlap with Lace offers a pretty neutral touch.

Lace

Lace is a super pretty option for Christmas ribbon that is delicate and soft.

Plaid

Plaid is a great traditional option especially if you opt for classic Christmas colourways.

Tartan

Tartan is a similar option to plaid but opt more for a super traditional look the cosy Christmas decor.

Jute

Jute is another similar option to the burlap with it’s natural textures and neutral colour.

Organza Fabric

Organza Fabric. is a good option if you want to opt for more of a draped look than neat or formal ribbon. You can easily cut to size and even create bows.

Stripe

Stripe ribbon is a nice choice to mix with other patterns of fabrics to add interest to the Christmas tree.

Tulle

Tulle is lightweight and almost sheer so great for allowing the Christmas lights to shine through.

How to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon vertically

Image by Creek Line House Image from Love Happens Mag

The vertical ribbon on a Christmas tree look can be achieved in two ways:

  1. Make the ribbon looking like a waterfall drifting down the branches of the tree.
  2. Arrange the ribbon into ringlets, curling as they come down the tree.

To achieve the curled look with your Christmas tree ribbons:

You will need the following things:

  • Ribbon – either wired or standard ribbon
  • Skewer – if the ribbon is not wired
  • Florist’s Wire
  • Ornament hooks

Instructions

  1. Dampen the ribbon, wrap it around a skewer and place it in the oven at medium heat until dry to achieve a curled look.
  2. If you can get your hands on some wired ribbon all you would need to do is curl the ribbon and the wire will hold the shape.
  3. Then secure the top of the ribbon at the top with the tree, hooking a branch to secure it if you have an artificial tree. If not you can use a florist’s wire or ornament hooks to hook the ribbon to a real tree branch.
  4. When you reach the end, you can hide the ends by attaching the ribbon to the bottom of the tree by wrapping any extra to a branch that is not visible.
Image from The Blue Eyed Dove

To achieve the waterfall look with Christmas tree ribbon:

You can either cut smaller strips or work with a long stretch of ribbon.

  1. If you are using a long stretch of ribbon you need to secure the top by hooking the ribbon to a branch.
  2. You then measure out a small stretch of fabric, pinching where you want it to end and hooking it with a branch or wire. You continue this until you reach the bottom of the tree where you hide the ends by wrapping any extra to a branch that’s not visible. 
  3. Then repeat until you’re happy with how it looks.

You can do this with shorter strips of ribbon, but the effect may vary.

How to use short ribbon strips for Christmas tree decoration

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This style of Christmas tree ribbon decoration is a little different from the other two, rather than using long strands of ribbon, with this one you use shorter strips.

  1. You take the ends of the strips and attach them to sections of the tree.
  2. You use the same technique as you do for attaching and securing the ends of the ribbon in the other styles – either wrap around the branches, secure with florist’s wire or use ornament hooks.

Because the strands are shorter you can get a little more creative, you can mix ribbons to get different effects. From different widths to different colours, you can create a striking Christmas tree look.

Decorating a tree this way could be a fun family activity. Whether you just use ribbon or add other ornaments, it can really make your tree feel like your own.

If you want to look at some other things you could put on your tree this Christmas, check out our post, Gold Christmas Tree Decorations.

How to style horizontal ribbon decoration for the Christmas Tree

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Wrapping a ribbon horizontally around the Christmas tree is a classic draping garland style of decorating. One of the easiest ways to do this is to drape the ribbon over the branches

The technique is the same as vertical ribbon decoration, but instead of working down in a line, you drape the ribbon around the tree like tinsel, keeping an even width between each ring. 

As you go round, twist a branch around the ribbon for security. Or if you have a real tree, ornament hooks or small cuts of wire can be used to secure the ribbon. As well as being secured it will give the ribbon a puffed look rather than having the ribbon be a block of colour around the tree.

This is a good way to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon if you don’t want to spend time aligning the ribbon downwards.

 

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DIY Christmas tree bows made with ribbon

Christmas tree bows are another beautiful way to decorate a Christmas tree using the ribbon to make bows. You can add the ribbon bows throughout the Christmas tree or have a few large standout bows in key spots. You could even tie a ribbon bow to the top of the Christmas tree instead of a star or an angel. 

Whether you want one to top the tree or some smaller ones dotted around, you can make the Christmas tree bow at home with wire edge ribbon.

Image from ThriftyFun

How to make a Christmas tree bows with ribbon:
  1. First, make a small loop with your ribbon.
  2. You follow it with bigger loops that you pinch in the middle.
  3. Keep your thumb in the middle of the first loop and pinch up from there to keep the other loops equal and centred. 
  4. You then continue this until the bow is to your desired size.
  5. When it is, you secure the middle with some wire or string.
  6. Once this is done, you spread out the loops to make it look like a full and pretty bow. 

Depending on the width of the ribbon these bows can be as big or as small as you want.

Image by Cedric Angeles

Another simpler way to incorporate ribbon bows onto your Christmas tree would be to cut a small length of thin ribbon and tie a simple bow on the end of the branches.

More Christmas tree ribbon ideas and inspiration

To help inspire you on how to decorate your Christmas tree this year, here are some stunning ideas to help you.

Photo – Bower Power Photo – A Pop of Pretty Image from From My Front Porch To Yours

 

Image by Ellen McDermott

We love ribbons on Christmas trees. They offer elegance and flow to the decorations that make for something that looks really special.

Ribbon tends to be a forgotten item when it comes to decorating so we hope you use it this Christmas.

Top tips for decorating with ribbon

Coordinate with your overall Christmas decor theme

When planning out your Christmas tree decorations think about your overall theme for the room, and even your home. This will help with choosing the correct colour, fabric, and even style of tying the ribbon to the tree.

Prepare the Christmas tree first

Put the Christmas tree lights onto the tree first before draping and tying the ribbon garlands onto the branches. The tree ornaments are to go on afterwards.

Choose the right ribbon for your tree

There are all kinds of ribbon fabric (as we mentioned above).

How much ribbon and what size do you need?

Likewise, there is a huge range of ribbon widths to choose from. For decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon we would recommend choosing a ribbon with a width of between 5cm to 12cm wide (roughly 2.5 inches to 5 inches). Depending on your decor style it might be nice to decorate with a few different widths of ribbon, or use some ribbon as bows as well as draping.

In terms of length, you probably want approximately 5-7.5 metres of ribbon per 1 metre of tree height. This is of course, down to personal preference and how full you want the tree to look with ribbon.

Mix fabrics

Have fun with colours, textures, and patterns. Choose fabrics from the same colour family but mix the fabrics to add stylish interest. Or choose similar fabrics but contrast the colours for something fun and festive.

Have fun decorating your Christmas tree with ribbon this year!

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How to decorate a Christmas tree? Christmas tree decoration: master classes

How to decorate a Christmas tree? Christmas tree decoration: master classes

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The New Year is a holiday that is looked forward to in every home. New Year is the aroma of tangerines and the taste of Olivier salad, it is mountains of gifts and surprises, it is a cheerful company and a sea of ​​champagne, and of course it is a smartly decorated New Year tree.

In this article, we decided to share with you ideas for decorating a New Year's beauty. After all, it is not at all necessary to be a professional designer in order to create a real fairy tale in your home with your own hands.

First, let's talk about how you can decorate the Christmas tree?

There are no strict rules in decorating a Christmas tree for the New Year, which means that absolutely everyone can decorate. You ask what?

You can, of course, decorate the New Year's beauty with purchased Christmas toys, balls, icicles, New Year's tinsel, rain and beads. All this without much difficulty can be bought at any store a month before the New Year.

And you can do something original and decorate the Christmas tree with unusual Christmas decorations.

Christmas toys. How to decorate a Christmas tree?

For example, edible Christmas decorations can be a great option for Christmas decorations. Delicious homemade cookies, or you can buy them, sliced ​​tangerines and oranges, sweets in bright shiny wrappers, chocolate figurines (Santa Claus, Snow Maiden, a symbol of the coming year, bunnies and cubs).

How to decorate a Christmas tree?

Caramel Christmas ornaments

Caramel Christmas decorations can be an unusual option for edible Christmas decorations. Use baking molds to make them. Place the baking molds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put caramels inside each mold. Bake in the oven until the caramel is melted and fills the mold completely.

Then carefully remove the caramel figures and let them cool down. Make a hole. Decorate the Christmas tree with frozen caramel figurines or present them as a New Year's souvenir to your family, friends and relatives.

Family photos, holiday cards, clippings from newspapers and magazines, hung on decorative ribbons or cords, can be another option for decorating the New Year's beauty.

Remember the Christmas trees from the childhood of our parents and grandparents... Use family heirlooms such as silverware, ornaments and bijouterie, figurines, old children's toys, watches, etc. to decorate the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree will definitely turn out to be unusual and very touching.

Small soft toys can also be used to decorate the Christmas tree. It would be great if all soft toys were themed: Santa Clauses, snowmen, Snow Maidens, Santa Claus bags, bunnies, etc.

If you know how to knit or sew, you can take care of decorating the Christmas tree in advance and make bright and unusual homemade Christmas decorations. Knitted toys will add warmth and comfort to your home, and those sewn from bright patches will add extravagance to the entire New Year's interior.

Decoration of the New Year tree

Decoration of the Christmas tree with ribbons and bows

Today, it has become very fashionable to decorate the New Year tree with luxury ribbons and bows, try to decorate your Christmas tree and you. You can use bows and ribbons of the same color or different colors and shades in decoration, you can also try to experiment with the size and style of ribbons.

Decorate the Christmas tree with ribbons and bows with large Christmas decorations to match the ribbons.

Coat the branches with artificial snow. If it is not possible to buy artificial snow, a compromise solution would be to use cotton balls or even the most ordinary flour.

DIY Christmas garland

And finally, a small master class on making a themed letter garland.

Using stencils, cut out the letters you need from a sheet of thick cardboard or foam, decorate the letters and sprinkle with sparkles.

Attach each letter with glue or staples to a string and hang the finished garland on the Christmas tree.

Christmas decorations from cones

Christmas decorations from cones - master class

Make Christmas decorations for this New Year from the most ordinary fir cones. You have no idea how simple it is and at the same time looks spectacular on the Christmas tree. You can experiment with the color of fir cones, with their decor. More details can be found in the article at the link below the photo.

Thermomosaic Christmas decorations

Thermomosaic Christmas decorations - master class

Do you want to decorate a New Year's beauty in a modern minimalist style? Then the option using a thermomosaic is exactly right. Make simple geometric shapes from a thermal mosaic - squares, rhombuses, circles, triangles. Alternate colors to create simple yet eye-catching patterns on homemade Christmas decorations.

Unusual options for decorating a New Year tree with your own hands

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Decide on a color scheme

It all depends on your preferences and imagination. There are no clear rules - make the Christmas tree colorful or more concise by choosing one or more primary colors.

The traditional holiday color is red. It pairs perfectly with green, gold and white. You won't go wrong with these shades.

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You can dress the Christmas tree completely in gold or add white accents to it.

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The Christmas tree in silver tones looks especially gentle. White and blue elements will wonderfully fit here.

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If all this is too ordinary for you, try dressing the Christmas tree in non-standard colors, such as pink, purple, green, blue. Or pair together a few bright shades.

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white coating, start from its color - it will be the main one. You can pick up decorations to match the branches or play in contrast.

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Hang decorations

First of all, do not forget to put electric lights on the tree. Here are some ways to do it:

When choosing jewelry, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild. You can resort to the good old classics and just hang balloons and other toys. Such a Christmas tree will look concise, but at the same time elegant.

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Very large balls, stars and other decorations look original.

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Add small or extra large bows to your Christmas tree. You can dilute the rest of the toys with them or make them the main focus. Christmas trees with floral decorations look very unusual.

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You can also decorate the Christmas tree with ribbons. There are many ways to place them, such as in a circle, diagonally, top to bottom, or criss-cross.

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This video will show you how to hang a ribbon from top to bottom:

A similar method:

Here is how to decorate the Christmas tree with a very wide ribbon in a circle:

Add handmade elements

Handmade decor will give the Christmas tree a unique and homely feel. The creation process will surely give you a lot of pleasure. And the hung decorations will delight the eye, remind you of pleasant moments or a loved one, if it was a gift.

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You can hang not only homemade garlands and toys on the Christmas tree. Dried citrus circles, cinnamon sticks or New Year's cookies on threads, photographs, small gifts and paper snowflakes will look great.

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Decorate the bottom of the tree

Cover an unsightly cross with a Christmas tree skirt. Try to match it with the rest of the jewelry.

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You can buy a ready-made skirt or make it yourself. For example, here is a very simple felt version:

If you have a sewing machine, sew a patchwork skirt:

Those who know how to crochet can make this wedge-shaped skirt:

Instead of a special skirt, a piece of beautiful fabric, burlap or tinsel is also suitable. Just wrap them around the cross.

Put beautifully wrapped gifts and Christmas toys under the decorated Christmas tree.


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