How to make a christmas tree out of ribbon


Christmas in a Minute: Easy Ribbon Trees

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The holiday season is busy enough without spending hours crafting decor and DIY gifts, so a few friends and I created some super simple holiday ideas for you that we’ve called Christmas in a Minute.  Have a few minutes?  Great, then you can create these easy ribbon looped Christmas trees that make perfect holiday decor for tables, mantels, buffets, and even window sills.  It can be made in about 15 minutes– trust me, I had literally 15 minutes to whip this up as my husband got the kids dressed for a SUPER FUN trip to the hardware store (if you have a 3 and 5 year old, you KNOW how SUPER FUN a trip to the hardware store can be!)

There’s actually two versions of the ribbon trees.  The first is simply wrapping cardboard cones with ribbon trim, like so:

I’ll admit I got the idea for the second style while browsing West Elm last month.

I adapted it a little, choosing to invert the ribbon loop and using a gold and white color scheme.

The project used a cardboard cone from the craft store and two rolls of ribbon.  Plus a hot glue gun.  And scissors.  That’s it!

I started by figuring out how large I wanted each ribbon loop, and then cut my two rolls of ribbon to that size.  You may want your top loops to be a little smaller, so adjust the size accordingly.

Start by forming the loop.  Use a dot of glue in between the two ribbons, and then a dot on the back.  Use a low-temp glue gun for this if you can.  Mine was high-temp, but I’m pretty sure my fingertips are burned off permanently at this point.

And also?  Mommy needs a manicure.

Attach to the bottom of the cone.  Repeat all the way around.  I did the first row all in white, then a random alternating pattern of white and gold– 2/3 of the tree is white grosgrain ribbon, and 1/3 is gold.   I promise I didn’t actually calculate that, I just know my spool of white ribbon was 18 feet long and the gold was 9 feet long.  HEY!  I DID MATH!  {double check my numbers, I stink at math}.

Then continue in circles around the tree, moving higher.

Finish off with your smaller loops.  I didn’t do anything fancy at the top, but you could attach a star or small ornament if you wish.

As for the trim wrapped trees, for those I raided my box of trim.

Grabbed a few favorites, including sequined trim, a fuzzy gray trim, and a thick candy-cane looking trim.

My daughter told me she loves the pink ones but the gray was was yucky.  I kinda like the gray one, it reminds me of a muppet.

I’ve put them all around the house.

Can’t wait to share the secret project going on in the background of this photo.  But I have to wait until Monday.  It’ll be worth it, promise.

Easy Christmas ideas are my thing, here’s two more from the archives that take under 5 minutes each:

 

Folded Paper Trees

 

 

Glittered Pinecones

 

and this one takes longer than 5 minutes, but if you’re going to make it, you’ll want to do it this week because December is almost here!

 

Family Photo Advent Calendar

 

Here’s more Christmas in a Minute ideas from my blogging buddies.   Aren’t they clever?

DIY Showoff

Eclectically Vintage

In My Own Style

Liz Marie Blog

Making Lemonade

SAS Interiors

The Space Between

Unskinny Boppy

InLinkz.com

With less time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, I hope you can use these simple and easy holiday ideas.  Did any catch your eye?

 Easy Ribbon Trees is linking up with:

{ Remodelaholic | Liz Marie Blog |Serenity Now | Made in a Day | The Party Bunch |Work it Wednesday | Catch as Catch Can | Songbird | Fabulously Frugal Thursday}

How to Put Ribbon On A Christmas Tree (The Frustration-Free Way!)

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Professionally with Ribbon

This easy, frustration-free guide will show you how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree so it looks like it was professionally decorated!


Getting the ribbon on your Christmas tree to look just right can be is a lot of hard work! You can spend hours trying to get the ribbon in the right place on the tree only to step back and realize you have a hot mess on your hands.

For years, I struggled with getting the ribbon to look good on my Christmas tree.  However, last year I discovered a Christmas tree hack to make your tree look like it was done by a professional. 

In past years, I have spent hours of my life figuring out how to wrap ribbon around a Christmas tree so that it looks like the images of those designer trees on Pinterest.  I never got the hang of it until I found the easiest way to make the ribbon look like it was cascading down the tree. 

This easy step-by-step tutorial shows you how to add ribbon to a Christmas tree and it’s a great alternative to more traditional methods that take a long time. However, with this beginner method for decorating a tree, you will get the same look without taking much time and spending less money.

I’ll show you this method on my own Christmas tree and include the same simple steps in the video tutorial as well! Whether you are after a traditional look or something more modern, putting on a Christmas tree no longer has to be the most cringe-worthy part of Christmas decorating!

LET ME SHOW YOU:

  • The easiest way to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon
  • How to select a color palette for your Christmas tree ribbon garland
  • How to put ribbon on Christmas trees of all sizes using less ribbon to save you money
  • Encouragement when it seems like your life is out of control in this week’s Renovate Your Faith devotional at the end of this post

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How to Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree

This step-by-step tutorial is also on video so you can see exactly how to arrange the ribbon on your own tree. If you don’t see the video pop-up, look for the embedded version at the end of this post or click here: How To Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree, YouTube Video

Also, don’t forget to get your free printable on how to update the look of your tree without getting all new decor: The EASIEST Way to Flock a Christmas Tree!

Supplies Needed to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon

Before You Get Started…don’t forget to check out these tips including how to make your tree look fuller and a great Christmas tree light hack: The Easy Way To Decorate A Christmas Tree Like A Professional

Rolls of Wired Christmas Ribbon in Various Widths – The width of my ribbon ranged from 2. 5″ to 3.5″ for my 7-and-a-half-foot Christmas tree.  I used three different types of ribbons.  I recommend getting three or four rolls of ribbon of each kind and returning any extra rolls later.  For that reason, don’t cut each roll until you are ready to put it on the tree.  Wired ribbon is ideal but you can make this work with an un-wired ribbon also. 

Here are several ribbon options:  Wired Christmas Tree Ribbon

A Good Pair of Scissors

 

Step 1 – How To Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon Vertically

Before we start making our Christmas tree ribbon garland, it’s important to take a few minutes to plan out what we want our tree to look like.  Also, using the right type of ribbon will make this process so much easier!

What is the Best Type of Ribbon When Putting Ribbon on Christmas Trees?

A great thing about this process is that it is versatile. You can use different ribbons of various sizes and materials although wired ribbon is by far the easiest to use. Although I’ve tried different techniques to put ribbon on a tree, this is my favorite way because it takes less time and is more simple.

How Wide Should Christmas Tree Ribbon Be?

Although you can use different types of ribbon, the ribbon width is important. Use Christmas ribbon that is at least 2 inches wide and up to 4 inches wide. 

This year I used three kinds of ribbon of different widths for my Christmas tree ribbon garland ranging from 2.5 to 3.75 inches. Note: Mesh ribbon or loose burlap can be much wider because in most cases you will double it over or “scrunch” it some.

Ideas for Combining Different Textures and Styles of Christmas Tree Ribbon Garland

Now that you know the right size of wired ribbon, there are lots of fun ways to get ideas for the different types and colors of ribbon on your tree to get the look you want! You can find lots of pretty ribbon combinations on Instagram or Pinterest to give you a jumping-off point for your color palette: Christmas Tree Ribbon Decoration Ideas

Remember that you’ll get the greatest impact by mixing different colors of ribbon that coordinate but are not super close in shade. For example, two shades of red ribbon on a tree won’t look great but red and green ribbons and different but they coordinate!

To get more ideas for decorating with turquoise and red, click here: Red and Turquoise Christmas Decor Ideas On A Budget

Where to Buy Wired Ribbon to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Be sure to use a wired ribbon for your tree as the wired edge allows the ribbon to be bent easily and tucked into the tree without readjusting later, which will make a huge difference in helping the loops to stay in place. Remember not to use thin ribbon as it is harder to loop and won’t make a big impact visually.

Below are great prices on different types of ribbon. Two popular alternatives to satin wired ribbon are mesh and burlap as it’s fun to mix textures to add visual interest to your beautiful tree.

You can find wired ribbon that is reasonably priced at Hobby Lobby or any other local craft stores. I like to use Amazon for low-cost wire ribbon:

Solid Christmas Ribbon on Amazon

Burlap Ribbon on Amazon

Buffalo Plaid Ribbon on Amazon

Mesh Ribbon on Amazon (you can fold it over lengthwise)

What is the Correct Order When Putting Ribbon on A Christmas Tree?

After you have put up your tree and it’s on a good base, it’s time to decorate! If you have an artificial Christmas tree, you can spread out the tree branches to fill any large gaps. I love the look of a full tree so I like to add some extra thickness to cover any bare spots.

I do this by adding a roll of green garland in between the rows of branches and you can see pictures and instructions on the best order to decorate a tree here: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree, Step-by-Step

One year I decided I wanted a flocked tree. For a lightly flocked look, I like to use this spray: Tree Flocking Spray on Amazon. The next step is to add the Christmas tree lights, and although my tree came prelit, I like to add additional strings of Christmas lights as shown in the link above.

Do you put ribbon or ornaments on the tree first?  I like to add my Christmas tree ribbon garland to the tree after adding the lights and before adding ornaments.  Every beautiful Christmas tree has lots of ornaments so we will fill in with large and smaller ornaments around the ribbon loops.

Step 2 – How to Put Ribbon Strips On A Christmas Tree

When adding ribbon to a Christmas tree, tutorials often tell you to use one long piece of ribbon that weaves in and out of the tree.   Others might instruct you to use a few longer strips.

But the absolute BEST tip I can give you when adding ribbon to a Christmas tree is to avoid working with one long piece of ribbon.  Long pieces are difficult to work with and in trying to fix one section of ribbon, you can easily pull another section too tight.

So, you know that beautiful wired ribbon you just bought for your tree?  Our first step is to cut it up into lots of smaller pieces.  But don’t worry, it’s going to be worth it and oh so pretty!  Also, I save my cut pieces of ribbon by re-rolling them on the spool from year to year.

Start with the ribbon you want to see most of on the tree.  I really like the look of my red and white striped ribbon so I added it first.  Cut a few three-foot strips at a time.  (Don’t cut up the whole spool until you are sure of the lengths you need for the size of your tufts.) I used shorter lengths of ribbon toward the top and slightly longer strips of ribbon on the bottom of the tree.

For my 7.5 foot tree, one three-foot strip is going to equal two swoops or waves.  You’ll start with the end of the ribbon and just tuck it into the tree.  Come down at an angle and tuck the middle part into the tree.  Now come out again for your second swoop and then tuck the end back into the tree.

Now, imagine where that next ribbon strip would go if it was one long piece. Add your second piece of ribbon and continue the process.

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You want the “swoops” of your Christmas tree ribbon garland to be loose, never pulling tight against the branches in straight lines.   I like to imagine those little birds from Snow White decorating the tree by flying in and out the branches with one long piece of ribbon.  Okay, maybe I’m the only person that visualizes that. 

But regardless, you want to simulate the look of one very long piece of ribbon winding in and out of the tree.  That is super easy to accomplish with this method!

Also, it helps to have your ribbon coming down the tree in an angle.  It doesn’t matter if it’s coming down to the left or right but you don’t want it completely horizontal or straight vertical.

The main rule of thumb to remember is that you don’t need to get the ribbon perfect at this point. You’ll have an opportunity to get every loop how you want it in the end. The goal now is just to get the cut ribbon strips on the tree.

Note: Some tutorials say to use green pipe cleaners to attach the ribbon to the tree branches but I don’t feel it’s necessary, especially with using the wire ribbon.

 

Step 3 – How to Add Ribbon To A Christmas Tree From Top to Bottom

Go from the top of the tree to the bottom doing the same with each strip until you have some even distribution of that ribbon color through the tree like this. Keep adding strips to the back of the tree but don’t waste your time if the back can’t be seen by others.

Now, go through the tree with the second color of ribbon as I did with the white snowflake ribbon here.

As you are adding the ribbon, this is not the point that you want to be a perfectionist.  We will have an opportunity to get more detailed later.  For now, just get it on the tree!

Here is my third and final layer of turquoise ribbon.

Step 4 – Finishing Touches To Get the Look of Cascading Ribbon on a Christmas Tree

At this point, you should have all of your ribbon colors filling space on the entire tree without crossing over one another. Now, take a step back and touch up your ribbon by pulling out any loops that are too tight or even making your bow look like it is connected to the ribbon in the tree. You can adjust your ribbon loops a little bit but also remember that we will be filling in with ornaments which will make the look of your tree more cohesive.

When you get your ribbon exactly how you want it, start by adding larger ornaments first. This is where you can be strategic to cover any places where the ribbon strips end or begin making it look like the ribbon cascades behind the ornaments.

I added big snowflakes to my tree also or you can add big bows. If your ribbon is really bright, consider adding in some metallic ornaments if you are concerned about too much color.

After adding larger ornaments, I like to put special ornaments in the middle of the tree so they are more visible. Put the biggest ornaments at the bottom of the tree, especially if they are heavy. You can put small ornaments at the top of the tree or at the tips of branches.

Finally, add a tree skirt to the foot of the tree and you are done decorating!

How to Make a Christmas Tree Ribbon Topper

Of all the tree toppers, I like the ones that look like they are connected to the ribbon already in the tree.   For this bow, I used my super simple trick to make bows the easy way as I did here.

Bows for the top of your Christmas tree don’t have to be difficult to make with some of the shortcuts I take in the link above. You can also adjust the size of your bow easily by changing the size of your ribbon loops. I also give tips on how to attach your ribbon bow to the top branch.

RENOVATE YOUR FAITH: You Are God’s Handiwork

As I marveled at the finished tree, I couldn’t help but notice how the ribbon seemed to weave in and out in one intricate pathway that I couldn’t clearly comprehend.  Each loop seemed to twist and turn unpredictably through the branches, only to disappear and then peer out again in some other part of the tree.

Something about this was so familiar.  I loved the perceived intricacy of the ribbon, and although I didn’t weave the ribbon in one long strand through the tree, I loved the consistency and fluidity.   For this tree was some of my own handiwork and it brought me great satisfaction and joy. 

In the same way, we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10)

He intricately weaves the events of our lives together as an ornate masterpiece.  We are His creation and our lives are delicately woven within the rhythms of His will. 

Life often feels perilous, snaking in directions that seem haphazard or unfamiliar.  But He knows the purpose of every turn, twist and curve.   Along the way, He is there to give us support, strength and constant assurance like the eternal branches of a strong evergreen.  As we follow the path of His will, we can rest in knowing that there is always an inherent continuity of His will and provision.

He has created you with an intricate purpose.  May our lives shine brightly with the radiance of Him, proclaiming His handiwork in our lives.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13,14

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FAQ’s: How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree

How do you fluff a fake Christmas tree like a pro?

If you have an artificial tree, simply start from the bottom pulling the whole branch down and fanning out each smaller branch. You want to spread them out as far as they will go in an effort to fill any large gaps. If your tree still isn’t full enough, wrap some green Christmas garland around it to fill in like I do here: How Do You Make Your Christmas Tree Look Fuller?

How to Put Ribbon On A Pencil Christmas Tree

If you are wondering how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree that is very skinny, you follow the same process above but you will have the ribbon coming down at a little less of an angle. You don’t want it to come down completely vertically but just on more of a slant.

Do you Put Ribbon On A Tree Before Ornaments?

I like to put the lights, the topper, then the ribbon and the ornaments last. To see the full process, click here: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Step-by-Step

How much ribbon do you need to decorate a Christmas tree?

For my 7.5″ tree I used 4 rolls of each color ribbon and ended up taking 2 or 3 back. Since it’s hard to gauge how much you will need, plan on getting extra and saving your receipt for returns. It also gives you another excuse to go into Hobby Lobby!

How to Put Ribbon on Christmas Trees of Different Sizes

You can use this technique on any style of Christmas tree. The small the three, the smaller ribbon width you should use. If you use a 3-inch ribbon on a 3-foot tree, you’re going to run out of space really fast. So, you 1″ wired ribbon on small trees. If you can’t find a wired ribbon that width, this technique still works really well with regular ribbon. Try adding in different textures of ribbon like grosgrain to make your tree more interesting.

You can also see how to make a super cute Christmas sign on a budget by clicking here: DIY Letter to Santa Sign

More Tips on How to Decorate a Christmas Tree With Ribbon

Be sure to check out my post here on how to decorate a tree!  It’s a step-by-step tutorial with lots of tips and tricks on how to arrange the lights, how to make the tree look fuller, and even how to pick your color scheme.  Also, be sure to click here to see the rest of my aqua and red Christmas decorations.

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Final Thoughts on How to Put Ribbon On a Tree

The Christmas season can be stressful so putting up your holiday decorations shouldn’t take more time than it needs to. Since the Christmas tree is most often the focal point of your holiday decor, it’s important to make the process as simple as possible!

With this tutorial on how to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon, you can make your own tree look like a designer Christmas tree without all the time and effort. Not only is this process fast but you can also save money as it doesn’t use as much ribbon as the traditional way. When it comes time to take your tree, make sure to roll up the strips of ribbon so you can have the perfect tree again for next year!

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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Professionally With Ribbon

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Christmas tree made of ribbons using kanzashi technique, master class

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Author: Galina hand-made

Good afternoon, friends!

I'm in a hurry to show you what kind of Christmas tree I made from ribbons. I made this Christmas tree using the “kanzashi” technique.

I'm in a hurry because the New Year holidays are almost over. And our favorite holiday has already come - "Old New Year"

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I just wanted to make a Christmas tree out of satin ribbons. And it turned out a small New Year's composition: a Christmas tree, a Snowman, gifts and snow.

Due to the large number of photos, I had to divide the MK into two parts:

  1. DIY snowman.
  2. Christmas tree made of satin ribbons, gifts and snow.

I needed it for work.

  • green ribbon 2.5 cm wide - 13 m;
  • silver ribbon 2.5 cm wide - 12.40 m;
  • cardboard;
  • green paint;
  • hot melt adhesive;
  • paper tape;
  • cork;
  • decorative star.

Twigs - Christmas tree needles I decided to make from my favorite sharp double kanzashi petals. For each petal, it took me 6. 5 cm of green and silver ribbons.

How to fold such petals I will not paint here. I wrote about this in detail in the MK “Tiebacks for curtains in the technique - kanzashi”.

The only difference between the petals for the Christmas tree (photo No. 1) and the petals for curtain tiebacks (photo No. 2) is that I did not cut the corners. In the photo below, these corners are shown with a dotted line.

In total, I had to make 190 of these petals.

Now it's time to make the base for the Christmas tree.

I made the basis for the Christmas tree like this:

  1. I made markings on cardboard in A-4 format, as in photo No. 1. 15 cm is the height of the Christmas tree + 2 cm for the hem inside.
  2. Cut out my drawing.
  3. I twisted the cone and glued it with paper tape.
  4. When twisting the cone, a second layer formed inside. So that it does not interfere in the future, I glued it to the main, outer layer (I hope that I wrote clearly).

5. The edge of the cone, cut into strips of 2 cm. You should get the bottom of the cone. Each strip, bending, glued to the next strip. To make it stick faster, I used a hot glue gun.

7. Cut the green satin ribbon into small strips. And then I pasted these strips, decorating the lower part of the cone with them.

8. I took a wine cork and trimmed its edges so that they were even. And I glued the cork to the center of the base of the cone. This will be the tree trunk.

Then I painted the cone green.

And I started to glue the petals to the cone. Glued one to one, but not very tightly.

But, as it turned out, the petals had to be glued a little closer to each other.

I glued each next row as in the photo below. Not in a checkerboard pattern, since the volume of the base narrows towards the top. Almost in each next row it turned out one petal less than in the previous one.

In total, I got 12 rows. For the last three layers, I had to use another green ribbon. The top of the Christmas tree turned out a little lighter than the main color.

The reason is simple. I bought 10 meters of green ribbon, but it was not enough for me. I had to go to the store and buy the same tape, but I was too lazy and decided to use the tape that I had available.

Honestly, I regret doing this. I think that a Christmas tree from a ribbon of one green tone and texture would look better. Anyway.

As a result, I got such a tree made of ribbons.

I did not decorate the Christmas tree with any beads. I think these petals themselves are quite elegant.

Just decorated the top of the Christmas tree with such a star. I made this star out of wire. And glued it to a cropped cap for beads.

The fact is that now my main hobby in hand-made is wire jewelry using the Wire Work technique. And in parallel with this work, I made earrings according to the MK of one wonderful foreign craftswoman.

I immediately added this master class to our VKontakte group. Now, whenever I find interesting needlework workshops on the Internet, I publish them in our VKontakte group.

And so! Christmas tree from ribbons is ready.

At the very beginning, I wrote that I decided to make not just a Christmas tree from ribbons, but a small New Year's composition - a Christmas tree, a snowman, gifts and snow. Such a small forest fairy tale.

The tree is ready, the snowman too. It remains to make gifts and snow and put everything together. Let's get started!

To make a New Year's composition, except for a Christmas tree and a snowman, I needed:

  • polyurethane foam (dried) - for the base;
  • ceiling tiles - for the base;
  • synthetic winterizer - basis for snow;
  • foamed polyethylene foam - for snow;
  • razor - for snow;
  • Styrofoam - for gifts;
  • paints - for gifts;
  • titanium glue;
  • toothpicks.

Base first. I needed “a piece of snow-covered forest”. In principle, how to make it many options. I used what I had available.

After foaming the door jambs, a piece of dried foam remained. She did not let her husband throw out the foam scraps and dragged a large piece of foam into the mink in time. I knew that sooner or later it would come in handy in needlework.

This piece of foam was used:

  1. Cut off the foam. This will be a bump.
  2. Glued foam onto a piece of ceiling tile.
  3. I glued a piece of synthetic winterizer on top and cut it off.
  4. Turned everything upside down. She bent the edges of the synthetic winterizer and glued them to the ceiling tiles.

It remained to solve the question of how to make artificial snow from improvised materials? After searching the Internet for information, I found the article “Snow in Scrap”. The author of the article, Svetlana, gave great advice on how to make snow from foamed polyethylene foam.

It seems to me that this is the best way to make artificial snow from scrap materials. Thank you Svetlana and special thanks to your husband!

Here is a link to the article: http://wwwmyblogcdtnkfyf.blogspot.ru/2011/11/blog-post_13.html?m=1 (copy the link and paste it into your browser's search bar).

The essence of this method is simple: shave the foamed polyethylene foam. And it turns out very believable snow. Below in the final photos you can see that this snow is very similar to the real one.

Having prepared the amount of snow I needed, I glued it to the base. To do this, I applied a thick layer of Titan glue to the synthetic winterizer. And from above, snow was sprinkled on the glue and slightly pressed down.

Having sprinkled the entire base with snow, I set up a Christmas tree. To do this, I inserted three toothpicks into the cork of the Christmas tree, and then pierced the base with them. In the gap between the cork and the snow, I added more glue and pressed the cork to the base.

Separately, I want to say that when assembling the New Year's composition, I had to give up my favorite hot melt adhesive. Since this glue is hot, and the basis of the composition is all synthetic and warps and melts from temperature.

It remains only to make beautifully “wrapped gifts” under the Christmas tree.

To do this, I cut foam plastic cubes with a sharp knife.

I painted the styrofoam cubes in different colors. And tied the ribbons in the likeness of a festive package.

I pierced the “gifts” with toothpicks and stuck them in the snow, just like the Christmas tree.

Finally, the New Year's composition is ready!

These are what I got - a Christmas tree made of ribbons, a snowman made of cotton pads, gifts and snow!

Photographed the work on real snow. See how homemade snow outwardly differs little from the real one.

Now, this snowman by the Christmas tree will decorate our New Year holidays.

And if you put white tinsel around the New Year's composition, it will be even more interesting.

This is the New Year's fairy tale I got.

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DIY Christmas tree from ribbons, photos, ideas, master class

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Contents

  1. Tapered Christmas tree made of ribbons
  2. Ribbons on the plane
  3. Mini-Christmas tree
  4. Master class: Christmas tree made of ribbons and beads

Recently, it has become very fashionable to use the shape of a Christmas tree when creating New Year's masterpieces with your own hands. holiday. What materials are Christmas trees made of? Christmas trees made of fabric are already considered traditional. An interesting technique is their creation not from a whole piece of matter, but from ribbons: silk, nylon, lace. In some cases, paper tapes are used, they hold their shape well.

Ribbon Christmas tree

You can make a cardboard cone and cover it with ribbons. It is convenient to attach them to a foam cone with sewing pins.

It is better to take silk ribbons for the Christmas tree, they look very elegant, are opaque and are sold in various widths. If necessary, they can be cut from fabric.

When combined with lace ribbons, you get a vintage Christmas tree with your own hands.

The design of the Christmas tree-cone can be divided into 2 ways:

  • Winding: row or spiral. Large fragments of tapes are used, but their total consumption is usually not large, since they lie tightly on the surface of the cone or with a slight gathering.

  • Attaching many small parts of the same shape to a cone. It is the diversity in form that determines the style of the Christmas tree. You can attach multi-colored simple loops, as if taken from the remnants of ribbons. Or you can make complex petals and roses with your own hands and attach them to the base of the Christmas tree with pearl pins.

Flat Ribbon

It's a good idea to use easy-to-make ribbon Christmas trees - Christmas trees on cards and gift boxes. You can wind the ribbon around a triangle of cardboard or fabric, you can fix the ribbon zigzag on a flat surface with pins or glue. The silk or metallic sheen of the ribbon makes the packaging elegant and stylish. In addition, the triangle from it puts everyone's favorite Christmas accent on a gift or postcard.

Gathered ribbons can be used to sew a Christmas tree on the wall. It is very convenient if in a small room it is difficult to allocate a corner for installing an ordinary Christmas tree. A wall-mounted Christmas tree made from ribbons with your own hands does not look as flat as others. Ruffles, layering and satin sheen create an effect of volume and splendor.

Mini Christmas tree

The tiniest DIY Christmas trees are most conveniently made from narrow ribbons. They are decorated with hairpins, bookmarks, mini-postcards, business cards. It is in such lovely details - perfection.

Master class: herringbone from ribbons and beads

Another very simple version of the Christmas tree decor. Even a child can cope with such work in a matter of minutes, so I recommend that you stock up on a large number of various ribbons and beads, these consumables for needlework are not at all expensive.

Let's collect a lot of Christmas trees with our own hands to decorate everything that is possible: curtains, refrigerators, chandeliers, mirrors and just walls. In order to make it bright and elegant, it is good when buying materials to apply them to each other.


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