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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.

Renovated Faith: What’s In A Name?

God never leaves a project half-done…He continually works on each one of us, as a lavish expression of His amazing love and grace.  So many of my DIY projects remind me of how God renovates our hearts.  If you are a work-in-progress, just like I am, check out the Renovate Your Faith Devotional at the bottom of this post.  Click here to get a weekly reminder of new posts by email.

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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Welcome to Renovated Faith, where I share about DIY projects, my faith and everything in between! When I’m not spending time with my family, you will find me redoing furniture in the garage or watering plants in my greenhouse. This blog is about transformation. Anyone can renovate a house but only God can transform our hearts!

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Looking for the perfect tree topper but want something out-of-the-box? May we suggest our new favorite way to trim your tannenbaum: Christmas tree ribbons. These decorations are just the finishing touch your Christmas tree needs. You wouldn’t leave a beautifully wrapped Christmas present without a bow, and you shouldn't leave your tree without one! These 18 Christmas tree ribbon ideas are a wonderful, easy-to-do Christmas craft guaranteed to fit any Christmas design theme.

Before you decide how you want to style the tree, you must first decide what type of ribbon you want to use. If your tree exudes a classic Christmas vibe, try something like a wide Tartan ribbon. If your style leans a bit more rustic, jute or burlap ribbon is probably the choice for you. For the glitz-and-glam holiday lovers, a ribbon with metallic hints or made of shiny satin is best. You’ll also want to grab your sharpest ribbon-cutting scissors and Christmas light clips to keep things in place while you play around with the look.

There are a myriad of ways to include ribbon in your Christmas tree—everything from simple ribbon ties to a full-out ribbon explosion with ribbon Christmas garlands or ribbon Christmas tree topper. While some ideas may take a little more time than others, they’re all easy to create once you have the basics down.

Here’s how you decorate your tree with…

…a ribbon garland: Start at the top of your tree and secure the ribbon end to the top of a branch with a clip. Carefully wind your way around the tree, going over and under branches as you come down. If you run out of ribbon as you go, clip the end somewhere in the back of the tree and repeat the same process with your new strand. You can also use wire-edged ribbon for a more structured look.
…vertical ribbon strands: Start by cutting six to eight pieces of ribbon that are each approximately a foot longer than the height of your tree. (You can cut more strips if you want a fuller ribbon look.) Secure one end of each ribbon to the top of the tree with a clip. We recommend getting a large tree topper to hide all the clips! Let each strand cascade down the tree, tucking it back where you would like to create a fold.
…a ribbon tree topper: The mechanics of a tying ribbon tree topper are similar to tying a regular bow. We recommend using a wire-edged ribbon for this so that your bow keeps its shape all season long. First, cut a strip of ribbon long enough to leave you with no shorter than 6i n. tails. You can then tie it to the top of the tree in a simple two-loop bow or create multiple loops for a show-stopping look

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Grandmillenial-Inspired Christmas Decor

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If the soft tones of pastels and velvet and estate sale–esque heirlooms like mercury glass, ginger jars, and needlepoints make your heart sing, then a grandmillenial-inspired Christmas tree is just what your home needs to feel festive and bright this holiday season. For a prim and proper topper, make a velvet bow from two-inch ribbon. Tie it just as you would shoelaces to evoke an effortlessly chic French-girl vibe. Let the ends flow a third of the way down the tree, and trim at an angle.

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Prize Ribbon Garland

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You can create a charming, first-rate garland by stringing together prize ribbons or other colorful collections (try pennants, scouting badges, or vintage travel tags) with floral wire. Choose a wide tree so that the garland will have space to stretch across, and coordinate your ribbon selection to match your existing Christmas decor.

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Jute Ribbon Tree Decorations

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For a rustic look, cascade striped jute ribbon—such as upholstery webbing—down the complete height of your Christmas tree. Add additional holiday charm by attaching jingle bells to the ribbon with glue or a few simple stitches.

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Soft and Pretty Christmas Tree Ribbon Garland

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When tucked deeper toward the middle of the tree, ribbon garland helps fill in holes and adds some unifying color to your Christmas tree, while letting your ornaments and other decorative garlands take center stage. To get the look, add the ribbon garlands prior to hanging your other ornaments, making sure to tuck the ribbon further back into the branches.

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Christmas Tree Ribbon Garland

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Casually draped around the Christmas tree, a garland of wide ribbon—three inches is best!—adds softness with a golden touch. Adding a ribbon garland is easy to do. Just start at the top and wind your way around the tree, loosely going over and under branches along the way.

Prefer a primarily red, white, or even blue tree? Use ribbon garland in your favorite color to establish the color palette and tie all your tree decorations together.

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Simple DIY Ribbon Ties

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No ornaments? No problem! Ribbon provides a festive touch to each branch when tied in place with a simple knot.

Add additional texture with DIY pine cone ornaments. To make: Wrap baker's twine around the circumference of a pine cone and then tie the ends together creating a loop for hanging.

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DIY Jute Ribbon Garland

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For a fun farmhouse look, make a jute ribbon banner garland. Here's how: Cut short strips of jute ribbon—such as striped upholstery webbing—then fold each strip over a long strand of heavy jute twine and secure with glue.

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Red Plaid Ribbon Garland

KIM CORNELISON

Red tartan plaid is always right for the holidays! Choose wire-edged ribbon that's at least two inches wide for a high-impact garland.

SHOP PLAID RIBBON

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Christmas Tree Ribbon Bows

Ellen McDermott

Ribbons easily tied into big accent bows help establish an unexpected holiday look. Use a combination of solid and patterned ribbons for a fun and interesting mix. Then add some solid-colored ball ornaments, and your tree is all set for the holiday celebrations to begin!

SHOP TARTAN PLAID RIBBON

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Jute Rope Garland

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Get the softness of ribbon with a little less fuss by using jute rope for your garland. Add even more personality by hanging holiday greeting cards to the rope using mini clothespins.

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Simple Ribbon Christmas Tree Topper

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Even a Charlie Brown-esque tree can get in on the pretty with a generous ribbon bow as a tree topper; no other decorations are needed. Decorating tip: Choose a wire-edged ribbon for a bow that keeps its form.

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All-White Christmas Tree Ribbons

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For a luxe look, wrap your Christmas tree with shimmery white organza ribbon, then cover the tree with big bows made of the same ribbon.

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Tartan Plaid Ribbon Tree Decorations

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Bring on the plaid! For many, it just isn't Christmas until you've decked the halls with red tartan plaid. Woven around your tree as a garland, classic red-and-green plaid ribbons in tartan patterns, such as Stewart and Chisholm, give your Christmas tree a simple, homespun feel. Even better, layer ribbons in a mix of different tartan designs. Then tie a big-looped bow on the top branch as a ribbon tree topper, and you're ready to celebrate. And don't forget your plaid-wrapped packages to layer on even more festive tartan!

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DIY Ribbon Ornament Hangers

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Forgo run-of-the-mill metal ornament hangers in exchange for pretty satin ribbon. Threaded through the wire loop of the ornament cap and attached with a quick knot, the ribbon ties bring hits of color and softness amongst the mass of green branches.

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Ribbon Christmas Tree Topper

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There's no need to go out and buy an expensive tree topper. Top your Christmas tree with an elegant ribbon tree topper that's easy to make yourself. Simply tie a big bow in your favorite wire-edged ribbon, then, by threading green florist's wire through the back side of the bow's knot, secure the bow to the top branch. Leave the ends extra long for a more dramatic tree topper.

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Gold Ribbon Garland

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Jolie Sikes-Smith and Amie Sikes of the sister duo The Junk Gypsies use strands of gold and black striped ribbon to give their crown-topped tree more regal glitz.

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Plaid Ribbon Christmas Tree Decorations

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Casually cascading strands of ribbon add the last layer of Christmas' favorite accent color—red. To get the look, start with a large roll of fabric ribbon. Cut three or four long lengths of ribbon that each measure a bit more than twice the height of the tree. Hang each length of ribbon from its middle at the top of the tree. For a pretty finish, let the ribbons puddle slightly on the floor and cut the ends on the diagonal.

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Romantic Ribbon Christmas Tree Garland

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A wrap of shimmery mesh tulle ribbon gives your Christmas tree a flirty, feminine touch. The look pairs perfectly with beaded snowflakes and pink and blue glass ornaments. To get a similar feel without some of the pouf, use shimmery organza ribbon in a two or three-inch width.

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New Year's bow on the Christmas tree from a ribbon, master class

Every year, on New Year's Eve, all the inhabitants of our country are busy with one IMPORTANT occupation - everyone decorates their New Year tree! To facilitate this task, sales of all kinds of New Year's toys are gaining momentum in the supermarkets of our country: balls, stars, houses, cones, animals, snowflakes, bows and even fairy-tale characters . .. you can’t count everything!

Some Christmas trees will be decorated in a strict design style, others will be full of all kinds of toys, and others will be only rare collections…

This is all good, but you must admit, how nice it is to make New Year's toys with your own hands, in the circle of your family, saturated with emotions and fun of loved ones! Not a single purchased toy will bring such an effect!

Our site brings to your attention a very beautiful New Year's craft with your own hands - a chic lush bow for the Christmas tree, made with your own hands from ribbons!

Photo of decorating a Christmas tree with bows

These bows can be made in a wide variety of colors and sizes. This Christmas tree decoration will fit perfectly into any style, whether it is strict, consisting of just such bows, or a cheerful children's one, where bows are a fun addition to a great variety of New Year's toys.

A very big "plus" of such ribbon bows for the Christmas tree is that they are made very quickly! In any hour you can make a dozen of these decorations!

Why so many bows? Well, firstly, your Christmas tree can only be decorated with ribbon bows, secondly, with the help of such bows you can arrange any New Year's wish, rolled up in a scroll and inserted into a festive bright bow, and thirdly, New Year's costumes, a table and a room can be also decorate with fun bows! However, depending on the application, adjust the size of the bow itself!

Christmas tree bow, master class

Let's start our master class as soon as possible and you will learn all the stages of creating such a Christmas tree decoration.

Prepare and place in front of you:

  • Sharp scissors;
  • Bright ribbon 5 cm wide;
  • Ribbon, 2.5 cm wide;
  • Thin ribbon only 0.5 cm wide;
  • Needle and thread to match the ribbons;
  • Regular lighter.

To make one bow, you need to cut the prepared ribbons into small pieces:

  • A piece of the widest ribbon (5 cm long) 15 cm long - 4 pieces;
  • Pieces of medium-sized tape (2.5 cm) 15 cm long - 5 pieces;

We select four ribbons of each width, carefully place the narrow ribbon on the wide one, and align it strictly in the center!

And now we are faced with a very important task: to ensure a tight fastening of two ribbons superimposed one on top of the other and take measures to prevent the ribbon cuts from loosening! An ordinary lighter will help us with this! Thanks to her intervention, we will kill two birds with one stone with a slight movement of the hand - we will get rid of loosening and “fuse” the tapes together!

It is done like this: we bring a lit lighter to the edges of the ribbons and move it up and down - the edges begin to melt and burn (we do not let it burn, we blow it out). We should get an even fused cut:

See how four blanks should look like:

We bend our tape blanks in half. It's time to put all the details of our bow together.

Using a regular basting stitch for assembly, this is what it should look like:

We pull it together well, fasten it - we got this blank:

As you remember, we still have one more piece of tape left unused, 2.5 cm wide. Its time has come. We put this segment in front of us, visually mark its middle and sew along this line with the already familiar overcast seam:

You don’t need to cut the thread, just sew the ribbon to the finished workpiece.

And now let's remember about one more thin ribbon! With this ribbon. With a width of only 0.5 cm, we will carefully tie a bow in the center, decorate the middle, tie a loop - BOTTOM FOR THE CHRISTMAS made by yourself, completely ready!

I think. That your collection will not be limited to one bow, and the included fantasy will work with a vengeance, especially when it sees the result of its work:

Fantasize, dare, be creative . .. luck is on your side!

Do-it-yourself ribbon bows for the Christmas tree, 7 master classes

The stores have a huge assortment of beautiful Christmas toys, stars, cones, bows and many other New Year's accessories. Factory production produces beauty in large quantities and it can be found on the Christmas tree in different families - and that's good! However, you want to do something special and unique, and your skillful hands will help you with this. In this article we will look at: how to make bows for a Christmas tree from ribbons with your own hands.

Content

  • 1 chic bant of satin ribbons
    • 1.1 Master class
  • 2 Flower bant from tapes
    • 2.1 Master class
    • 3 Original Balti from risks
      • .1 Master class
    • 4 Christmas ribbon bow
      • 4.1 Master class
    • 5 Classic satin ribbon bow
      • 5.1 Master class
      • 9004 5 6 bow0032
      • 6. 1 Master class
    • 7 Extravagant Bant of satin ribbons
      • 7.1 Master class
    • Shikan ban from satin ribbons

      9000

      You will need: Krasnaya tape 5 cm. 2.5 cm, white ribbon 0.5 cm wide, needle, thread, lighter, scissors.

      Workshop

      1. Prepare 4 pieces of 15 cm each from a red 5 cm ribbon.
      2. Prepare 5 pieces, each 15 cm long, from 2.5 cm wide white tape.
      3. Melt the ends of the ribbons using a lighter.
      4. Fold the workpieces in half.
      5. Assemble the bow from the blanks using a thread with a needle. Carefully do this work with a basting seam.
      6. Pull and fasten the thread.
      7. Sew the remaining white ribbon into the center of the bow.
      8. Prepare a piece of the thinnest white ribbon and sew it as a pendant to the length you need.

      A chic satin ribbon bow is ready! I recommend watching this video!

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      Workshop

      1. Prepare 7 pieces of the same size.
      2. Fold the piece in half and cut the ends diagonally. Repeat this process with all segments.
      3. Melt the ends of the ribbons using a lighter.
      4. Thread the pieces with a needle as shown in the picture.
      5. Tighten and secure the bow.
      6. Prepare a thin ribbon and fasten it in the center.
      7. Attach a rhinestone to the center of the bow.
      8. Prepare a piece of ribbon and sew it as a pendant in the length you need.

      The ribbon flower bow is ready!

      Original ribbon bow

      You will need: textured ribbons of two colors of the same size, scissors, lighter, thread, needle.

      Workshop

      1. Prepare 2 pieces of the same size in each color.
      2. Fold in half and cut the ends diagonally.
      3. Melt the ends of the ribbons using a lighter.
      4. Fold the ribbons in a cross pattern and sew in the center.
      5. Tighten the thread, wind it around the center and fasten off.
      6. Prepare a thin piece of ribbon and decorate the center.
      7. Prepare a piece of ribbon and sew it as a pendant to the desired length.

      The original ribbon bow is ready! I recommend watching this video!

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      Christmas ribbon bow

      You will need: textured ribbons of different widths, scissors, lighter, thread, needle.

      Workshop

      1. Prepare a piece of the widest tape. It will be the base and should be larger than the other two parts.
      2. Fold it 3 times.
      3. Gather in the center and tighten with string.
      4. Wrap the thread around the center, then fasten off.
      5. In the same way form the middle bow, it should be smaller than the previous one.
      6. Sew the bows in the center.
      7. Form a small third bow and sew it to the two bows in the center.
      8. Prepare a thin piece of ribbon and decorate the center.
      9. Make 10 small equal cuts and twist them with scissors.
      10. Sew the pieces together to form a curly flower, then sew into the center of the bow.

      Christmas ribbon bow is ready!

      Classic satin ribbon bow

      You will need: 5.5 cm wide satin white ribbon, gold cord or other pendant, 3 gold sequins and 3 beads, needle, thread, scissors, lighter.

      Tutorial

      1. Prepare a ribbon 55 cm long.
      2. Fold in half and cut the ends diagonally.
      3. Melt the ends of the ribbons using a lighter.
      4. Fold the ribbon into a bow shape as shown.
      5. Sew the center of the bow with thread, then pull off.
      6. Prepare a 5x5 cm square of white ribbon.
      7. Melt the cuts with a lighter.
      8. Fold the square in half, sew along the edge and turn inside out.
      9. Place this strip around the center of the bow and sew at the back.
      10. Sew on sequins and beads.
      11. Prepare a cord 14 cm long, form and sew a loop.

      The classic satin ribbon bow is ready! I recommend watching this video!

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      Festive bow

      You will need: red transparent ribbon with a pattern 5 cm wide, red nylon thin ribbon, thread, needle, scissors.

      Master class

      1. Fold the tape in such a way that you get a loop.
      2. Make a loop on the other side to make a figure eight.
      3. Flatten the ribbon into a bow shape as shown.
      4. Tie down the center with thread.
      5. Prepare a thin red ribbon 24 cm long, wrap one end around the center of the bow and fold the other end into a loop.
      6. Secure the tape with stitches.

      Festive ribbon bow is ready! I recommend watching this video!

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      Extravagant satin ribbon bow

      You will need: 5.5 cm wide satin beige ribbon, thin green ribbon, thin red ribbon, thread, needle, scissors, lighter, sequin and bead.

      Tutorial

      1. Prepare a 36 cm long beige ribbon.
      2. Fold it into a bow shape as shown in the image.
      3. Make a random bow with thin ribbons.
      4. Secure in the center with stitches and leave a piece of thin ribbon for the future eyelet.
      5. Form a loop and sew it on.
      6. Sew the bows together.
      7. Sew on the sequin and bead.

      Extravagant satin ribbon bow is ready! I recommend watching this video!

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