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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree from Start to Finish {the EASY way!}

If there is one question that I get the most around the holiday season, it is “How do you decorate your Christmas tree?” Well, I am by NO means a Christmas tree decorating expert, BUT…I do have some tricks that make it much easier for me each year to get that full look that I love! I thought it would be fun to share that with you, step by step!

Have you ever heard the saying, “There is more than one way to skin a cat”? Well, there is more than one way to decorate a Christmas tree- obviously! This is just the way that I do MINE, and I find it to be the easiest way for me!

First, this advice is purely for artificial trees. It doesn’t matter how fancy or nice your tree is, it will be covered up in the end, so even if it is looking shabby now, it won’t be for long!

Today, I am using a tree that I just did for a client. I decided to take pictures along the way so that I could show you the process!

After your tree is set up and all of your lights are in place, we will start with the KEY part to a full tree- the RIBBON! The way that I have found to be the easiest is to start with a very wide, deco mesh ribbon roll or some other kind of wide ribbon. Deco mesh is very easy to work with! This roll was $5 at Hobby Lobby and it did the full tree in 2 spots, where I wanted it.

Do NOT cut the ribbon. Simply start at the top of the tree, gather the end together and wrap it around a piece of the branch deep in the tree (they usually have wire, which makes it easy to wrap around) and start going down the tree, gathering large bunches together and sticking them into the tree and wrapping around a branch. When you get to the very bottom of the tree, cut your ribbon and tuck the bottom part in the tree and wrap it up in there. Then, start again on another area of the tree. Keep doing this until you are ready to start with a different type of ribbon or you are finished using ribbon on the tree. Use the same process with your next ribbon, if you chose to use 2 different kinds (or more).

This is what it will look like when you are done with the ribbon portion.

After the ribbon is finished, I always start with my BIGGEST ornaments and signs. These are another key element in creating a full tree. Use several large items! **You do not have to use ornaments. Get creative! Use fun signs, frames, anything!** Just hang them all over the tree in different areas, to make it balanced.

I used some really large ornaments on her tree, along with this really cute snowman wall hanging that I found!

After using your largest ornaments, I simply keep going through all of my ornaments from largest to smallest. I like to hang all of the smaller ones at the end (such as little balls or icicles) , to fill up space.

After I have used all of my actual ornaments, I go to my large “picks” to do my topper. I know people have all sorts of ways they do their topper. Some people use a star, angel, snowman hat, etc… but I like to use random large picks to stick out of the top. That is just what I like best!

Simply gather your picks and start sticking them in the top, arranging them how you like them the best. There is no rhyme or reason to what I do- I just work with it until it looks good! I don’t worry about it everything is perfectly balanced. If I like the craziness, I go with it. Have FUN with it!

If I have any large picks left after doing my topper, I simply stick them into the tree anywhere that looks like it needs a little something. It gives the tree some extra dimension.

When the large picks have all been used, I move to my small picks and start sticking them in the tree to fill up any empty space. These can be true picks or simply the little clip on pieces, like the white snowflakes in the picture. These pieces are just cheap little filler pieces that help make your tree look fuller.

And voila! That is it, folks! Look at your tree and admire your work! If you don’t like something, move it around! If there are empty spots, fill them in with some little bits of extra ribbon or extra cheap ornaments that you may have laying around!

That was easy enough, right?? What do you think? Are there any extra tips you have that make decorating your tree easier?

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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.

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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 with ribbons, the best tips, 8 workshops, videos and 50 photo ideas

How can you decorate a Christmas tree? Balls, stars, garlands, tinsel - a million options. Did you know that ribbons can serve as a great decor?

Yes, yes, the same ribbons that are in your jewelry box or are waiting in the nearest needlework store. They will be a great alternative to traditional tinsel, gracefully fill the space between Christmas tree decorations and make the decoration of the Christmas tree luxurious.

Would you like to know in detail how to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbons? Then we invite you to familiarize yourself with the most detailed guide that we have compiled for you:

  • Theory, 9 tips from a professional decorator who has long been passionate about this particular decor option;
  • Inspiration, 35 photos of Christmas trees decorated with ribbons;
  • Practice, a collection of 8 detailed thematic workshops from decorators from around the world, including 2 videos.

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First of all, look how beautiful and unusual it is: ribbons can be very different, and the color palette and decor of the Christmas tree can suit every taste.

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Decorating a Christmas Tree with Ribbons: 9 Professional Secrets

Kristen, author of the Ella Claire blog, is a decorator and needlewoman. She loves vintage, which inspired her to decorate the Christmas tree in a particularly elegant way. And so the idea with ribbons was born (in the photo - Kristen's New Year's masterpieces in different years):0003

Agree, very impressive and professional! So before you dive into tutorials and other inspiring ideas, Kristen shares tips for both beginners and those who already have some experience with unusual holiday beauty designs. So…

1. Determine the style and look you want. Do you want an elegant Christmas tree? Give preference to silk ribbons. Do you like rustic? Take the burlap tape.

2. Buy at least one wire tape. They are especially handy for decorating the Christmas tree because they are easy to attach and hold up well. Didn't find any beautiful wire tape? Buy a white one, and attach the one without wire to it.

3. Check the ribbon size before you start decorating. The decor should be enough for the entire height of the Christmas tree, so the longer the ribbon, the better. In case the length is not enough, you can knit several ribbons, but it is better to have a supply.

4. Don't be afraid of scissors. Once you decide on the length, you can safely cut the tape - short parts are much more convenient than one long one. It’s not scary if something remains after decorating - it’s much easier to find a use for the leftovers than trying to “wrap up” the entire Christmas tree.

5. Be original. We focus on ribbon decor, but you don't have to limit yourself to them. Anything that can wrap a Christmas tree will do: garlands with flags, decorative cord, tulle, feather boas - in general, your imagination is not limited by anything.

6. Use neutral decor. The more beautiful the ribbon, the less flashy the rest of the jewelry should be. Glass and silver balls, thin stars, snowflakes - these are toys that are suitable for any style.

7. First Christmas decorations, then ribbons. The purpose of the ribbon is not an independent decoration, but an addition to the existing ones. Kristen recommends this sequence: large jewelry, then ribbons, then small ones. Such a composition will be much more harmonious.

8. No to perfectionism! A holiday is a holiday to relax, so don't try to fit your ribbons perfectly. A little negligence will only benefit.

9. More visible from the side. When you're done, move away from the tree and look at it from a distance - this will help you evaluate how close the result is to your idea.

And the most interesting thing: how to arrange the ribbons on the Christmas tree?

  • vertical;
  • horizontal;
  • in a free sequence - islands, at different levels or without any pattern at all.

Read more about each of these methods below. In the meantime, get inspired by ideas on how to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbons, 30 more photos:


Now that you have an idea of ​​what a Christmas tree decorated with ribbons might look like, let's move on to the master classes.

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Tree with vertical silk ribbon

Want to make your tree look sophisticated? Then start with the "classics of the genre."

1. Cut the tape (it is better to use the one on the wire) into pieces from 60 to 120 cm long. The bottom line is that there must be cuts of different lengths - this will make it much easier for you.

2. Start at the top. Hide the upper end of the tape in the branches, mentally divide the rest into two and repeat the same for the middle. Do not pull the tape too tight, let there be a little carelessness.

3. Place the second cut a little lower and repeat the previous step. Decorate the entire Christmas tree by alternating ribbons of different lengths and folding them into loops, as in the photo.

Watch the video on how this Christmas tree was decorated with a silk ribbon:

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Christmas tree with ribbon bows

But who said that they only belong on gift wrappings? Fill the whole room with festive mood by decorating the Christmas tree with bows.

1. Cut off as much tape as possible.

2. Make several loops depending on how full the bow is. Tie them together using thin wire.

3. Cut the ends in half to make a gift bow. Place it on the tree and you're done!

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Christmas tree decor from three types of ribbons

Is one ribbon not enough? Connect the three so that everyone can see your exquisite taste.

1. Cut three equal pieces of each ribbon (I recommend a length of 120 cm). Connect, fasten in the middle with a pin.

2. Attach to the branches using wire and let the ends hang down freely.

3. Repeat for remaining tapes.

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5 more ways to add sophistication to the Christmas tree using ribbons are collected in one video, and below it is a text description of each option that we made for you. Start by watching videos:

Ribbon waterfall

An elegant cascading ribbon - isn't it beautiful? It's not hard to recreate this idea.

1. Without cutting the ribbon, place it on the tree, starting at the top and working your way down. Tuck part of the tape into the space between the branches. If the tape does not hold, secure it with wire or plumbing rope.

2. When you reach the bottom, cut off the excess so that the free end reaches the floor. Tuck this end under the branches.

3. Repeat for all parts of the tree that you want to cover - 3-5 turns in total.

Christmas Tree Ribbon Spiral

Another simple yet sophisticated option. Without cutting the ribbon, wind it around the Christmas tree in a spiral. This option, as a rule, does not require additional fastening due to the fact that the tape rests on the branches. Simple and elegant!

Bouquet of bows

Do you want more festive mood? Tie bows and arrange them on each branch at regular intervals. Ideally, if they are from a red ribbon, but any other will also work.

Cherry on the cake

Ribbons can decorate not only branches, but also the top. Tie a big fluffy bow on it, add flowing ribbons of the same color as described in master class No. 6 (“waterfall”), and admire. Great alternative to a star!

All together

And finally, if you still can't decide which idea you like best, use them all. The main thing is not to forget about compatibility with the rest of the decor.

Here are just a few ways to decorate your Christmas tree with ribbons. But this is only the beginning and the starting point of your own New Year's masterpiece, we are sure that your imagination will prompt new ideas.

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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 Christmas 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 top to bottom:

Similar method:

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

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 version of felt:

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

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

this is a bit difficult for you, knit a regular circle of fluffy yarn. Thanks to the material, the decoration will look very elegant:

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

The final touch is to place beautifully wrapped gifts and New Year's toys under the decorated Christmas tree.

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