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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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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.

SHOP RIBBON

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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

Cedric Angeles

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.

SHOP MINI JUTE BUNTING

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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

Monica Buck

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

Annie Schlechter

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.

SHOP ORGANZA RIBBON

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Tartan Plaid Ribbon Tree Decorations

Jim Bastardo

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

Bjorn Wallander

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.

SHOP RIBBON

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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

Keith Scott Morton

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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How to decorate the Christmas tree with ribbons, the best tips, 8 workshops, videos and 50 photo ideas

Useful tips

The Christmas tree is one of the main symbols of the New Year.

We buy a Christmas tree to bring home or to the office and decorate it. In addition, many stores display decorated Christmas trees in their windows to attract customers.

Most decorate the Christmas tree randomly, but there are many original ideas for decorating it.

Here are some interesting and original options for decorating a Christmas tree for the New Year:

How to create a miracle?

Magic wand not required. All you need is a craft kit. You will need ribbons of all calibers and varieties, braid and cords. There should be a lot of threads (including floss, iris). Shiny stones, glass beads, sequins are vital. Sew-on snowflakes, stars, sparkles and other embellishments should definitely be included in the list. Always keep needles, stapler, multifunctional glue at hand.

Advice from the Snow Maiden: add a good mood, Christmas music and helpers from family members to the above. Inspiration flight of fancy is strictly required.

One, two, three… making bows!!!

Do-it-yourself Christmas tree bows can be done by everyone. True, you have to spend a little time and stock up on perseverance. First, decide on a color scheme. Then with config.

Christmas tree bows can be made in the color of its decoration or, on the contrary, play in contrast. Styles can also be different: classic, Provence, avant-garde or ethnic. Here, as they say, whatever your heart desires. The main thing is that the crafts harmonize and please the eye.

Prepare your workspace and get to work with confidence.

Christmas tree decor from three types of ribbons

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.

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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 more 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.

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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How to make Christmas tree bows

The rules are simple. The material is brittle and requires thermal or mechanical processing. Twisting, creases are unacceptable. "By eye" will not work, measurements cannot be avoided.

The thinner the material, the more invisible the thread.

Knots are only possible on the inside. The staple points require masking.

Beginning designers are advised to follow the diagrams. Regular viewing of master classes will also greatly facilitate the task.

American designs

American bows got their name not entirely deservedly, because similar designs can be found in various countries. The main requirement when decorating such a decor is to show imagination. The creation of such a decor is based on the use of several varieties of products at once, so there will be a lot of options. This type can be called a traditional option; our master class will describe in detail its creation.

How to make an American-style satin ribbon bow:

  • A thin ribbon is used to make figure eights.
  • Individual parts are fastened together in two or three pieces.
  • From below, you can make a base of several straight strips fastened in the middle.
  • For additional decoration, the edges can be scalloped.
  • Fasten the two parts together, you can glue a bead or a smaller simple bow on top.

Individual elements can be seen in the photo.

The result should be something like this product.

For children's hair clips, it is better to use a stronger rep tape. Now they sell products of interesting design, for example, favorite cartoon characters.

What can be decorated with homemade bows:

  • Decoration of clothes, belts and shoes.
  • Sofa cushions.
  • Cutlery before serving to guests.
  • Napkins, towels and kitchen curtains.
  • Newborn bag.
  • Cases for champagne bottles.
  • Wedding glasses, cars, ribbons of witnesses and other festive paraphernalia.
  • Hair jewelry.

Decorating the Christmas tree with bows is gaining more and more popularity. You can buy ready-made ones without problems in any suitable store, but it will be much more interesting to make such an ornament yourself, especially if children help you with this. It will also be a great gift idea for your loved ones for the holidays.

Standard forms

There are quite a few of them:

Pay attention!

  • Four -pointed
  • Five and hexagonal
  • Eight
  • Georgin
  • Rosette
  • Triangles
  • Tie

Masions can also be simple and composite, multi -layer and various textured ones. Fasteners - on a knot, clip or elastic band. Choose what you like, combine and share ideas.

100% chic

Christmas tree with satin bows looks delicate and elegant. Here is a classic example. Take a scarlet ribbon 5 cm wide and a white one -2.5 cm. Make 4 pieces of it 15 cm long. Cut the white into five pieces of the same length. Place narrow blanks in the middle of the wide ones, and melt their edges with a match or a lighter.

Fold the fused strips in half to form petals or drops. Pass the needle through the edges and collect the usual “forward needle” on the thread. Fasten the thread in the middle, and decorate the sewing place with the remaining strip and a large bead.

This is a more complex version of New Year's bows. Lay a wide brocade (30 cm) in the form of a butterfly. Fix the core with a stapler or safety pin. Narrow ribbons or a ribbon (green and red), tie a lush multi-layered bow with a loop out of them. Attach the loop to the base with a basting stitch. Place a Swarovski crystal on the finished product.

In secret: light and elegant products are obtained from satin. If you conquered him, try to make a Christmas tree from satin ribbons using the Kazanshi technique.

Decide on the length and width of the tape

Find out the width of the tape before you use it, and it should be long enough to decorate the whole tree. Therefore, the longer the tape, the better. If one is missing, take a few ribbons. It is very convenient to decorate the Christmas tree with ribbons with wire. And as soon as you decide on the length of the ribbon and the type of Christmas tree, you can start cutting the ribbon, decorating the tree with short parts is much more convenient than one long one.

Reps Masterpieces

These bands are thicker and heavier. However, they keep their shape perfectly and are often used in decoration. Here the scheme is as follows:
Pay attention!

  1. Prepare a skein of 20-25 cm (preferably in non-standard colors, such as peas or snowflakes).
  2. Fold it three times and tie with monofilament.
  3. Use cuts of the same texture, 15 cm and 10 cm each (for example, orange and light green), do the same with them as with the first one.
  4. This will make three layers. Put the big one on the bottom, behind it, the middle one, and the small one on top. Sew and add curls from bright scraps or fringes.

Tip: these DIY ribbon bows can be placed not only on twigs, but also on gift wrapping. It looks bright, original and practically does not wrinkle.

Caramel Christmas ornaments


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

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

Another option for decorating the New Year's beauty can be family photos, holiday cards, newspaper and magazine clippings, hung on decorative ribbons or plaits. Remember the Christmas trees from the childhood of our parents, grandparents ... Use family heirlooms, such as silverware, jewelry and jewelry, figurines, old children's toys, watches, etc., to decorate the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree will definitely turn out to be unusual and very touching.


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


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

Velvet charm

It is always in fashion. More often it is combined with beads or ornamental stones. Velvet on a flexible basis will suit every coniferous fashionista. So, bend the tape in half and cut off the ends obliquely. (Repeat this twice).
Fasten the resulting elements in the middle, sew together with a looped seam, and pass the wire between them. Form a classic butterfly from 10-12cm and plant it at the fold. Run rhinestones or beads along the canvas.

It's a fact: a Christmas tree decorated with velor bows does not tolerate a lot of toys. In this case, European minimalism will save.

Noble metal is the main trend of 2020

To beautifully decorate the Christmas tree for the New Year, give preference to the colors that the Rat loves. This season, the favorite will be a white Christmas tree, which looks great in any interior. Complete it with large balls, figurines or ribbons. Decorate the bottom by disguising it with tinsel. Do not forget about the garland, which will shine brightly from the snow-white branches of the tree.

If you prefer to have a real Christmas tree in your house, use artificial snow to paint it white.

Air Nylon

Nylon bands are strong yet lightweight. It is a pleasure to work with them. They are especially good in bulk models. We recommend taking blue or lilac ones, fold each ribbon into a figure eight (6-7 pieces). Then you need to collect them with a rose and sew them onto the supporting structure.

Please note!

This is important: sew the details with monofilament or nylon.

Which ribbons to use for decoration


When choosing ribbons for decorating the Christmas tree, you should pay attention to the decoration material. There are several options suitable for use:
  • Satin ribbons. This is the most widely used option. It is suitable for use in its original form and for the construction of extraordinary details: balls and bows;
  • Chiffon bows. These lush stripes will give your tree a touch of airiness and mystery. They will create an unusual variation of the usual Christmas tree. They are also easy to use simply by tying individual fragments on spruce paws;
  • Burlap stripes. Despite its outward rudeness and unsightly appearance, this option gives a rather unusual appearance when used. It is especially good in combination with bright shiny small balls and fluffy tinsel.

The above methods are the main, but not the only options. If you want to unusually and attractively decorate your forest beauty, it is enough to show imagination and be creative in the process. The only rule: do not get carried away and decorate the tree in moderation. Remember: good things.

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How to decorate the Christmas tree with organza ribbons

Bend the tip of the ribbon half a centimeter and carefully work it. Pass a fishing line or whalebone through and fold it in folds (so that the edge becomes wavy). Flounces and ruffles can easily replace traditional tinsel. And multi-colored light bulbs will emphasize its brilliance and grace.

Note: from small pieces you can wind the serpentine, just hang it vertically, like rain.

Cute decoration

Several ways to tie a gift bow.

1st method:

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Tie the box with ribbon and apply coils from the long end, each subsequent one is less than the previous one. Having built such a tower of coils, in the middle it is tied with a smaller ribbon.

2nd method:

This ribbon flower is made by crossing the coils in the middle. Segments of the same length are alternately folded and crossed in the middle, while you need to hold the composition tightly until the tape runs out. The flower is fastened with a knot from the same ribbon, or another - this is at the request of the master.

3rd method:

Lush bow for a gift is obtained by tying classic bows. At the beginning, the box is tied with one piece of tape and sewn in the middle. Then, at the seam, a second ribbon is threaded, and classic bows are already knitted from it. For each new bow, the ribbon is threaded under the main one.

Christmas tree decoration with bows

So, the style is chosen. It's time to try on. If spire and star aren't your story, start at the top. Place on it a voluminous bow with falling ends. Then move from top to bottom in a circle or spiral. Cling and knit on the edges. It's better if it's not gaudy. Place the decor evenly: do not focus them in any one part. The picture must be complete.

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.

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How to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbons

Ribbons effectively coexist with bows on a fir tree. They may match or be different. The easiest way is to descend diagonally, in a circle or in a zigzag. Diamond-shaped weaving will require skill and skill. Small ribbons are often knitted at one end, and natural materials like cones, cinnamon and nuts are attached to the other. Small trees are often trimmed with ruffles and lace.

There is one “but”: beloved pets, as a rule, are not indifferent to such luxury.

Decide on the 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.

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

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

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.

If you have a colored tree or with a 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.

Christmas ribbon crafts

The possibilities are endless here. Turn your creative on full blast.

A mandatory minimum for a self-respecting mistress is a Christmas wreath. The rods can be wrapped, pasted over or twisted. Then hang pompoms or an openwork snowflake, a beaded bunch of mountain ash and a felt bullfinch.

Embroiderers will love the idea of ​​ribbon embroidery. You can create a winter panel, boots for gifts, a festive dial for a clockwork.

Christmas ribbon bows are a traditional addition to the table setting. You can decorate napkins, cutlery, glasses and, of course, champagne.

Satin bouquets and compositions will bring coziness and light atmosphere. Well, a do-it-yourself Christmas tree made of ribbons will become the pride of any housewife.

Contemporary shades of jewelry

Whatever color is chosen, it must be in harmony with the color scheme of the interior. For many years now, designers have recommended decorating the Christmas tree in the same color scheme. The chosen color should be the main one in all compositions, and the other one can be used to emphasize individual details.

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and guests.

  • Delicate pastel colors will bring a special coziness and warmth.
  • The color of winter - white, will be especially appropriate in decorating the Christmas tree. The fastest and easiest way to decorate is artificial snow made from foam. The shine of silver and blue garlands will emphasize the whiteness.

  • All shades of violet, lavender, lilac, raspberry and purple will surely please the hostess of the coming year and can be the main focus if the style of jewelry has not yet been chosen.

  • You can decorate the Christmas tree using orange shades that create an unusual mood and make the forest beauty visually more magnificent and elegant.

By the way!

To create a winter atmosphere with any choice of decorations, you can use balls of white and silver, bright shimmering garlands.

These warm colors will create a cozy atmosphere in any room and interior.

Recipe from Santa Claus

Express Christmas Tree:

  1. String bias binding on wire with imitation pearls.
  2. Each loop is followed by a pearl, the loops lie alternately, in opposite directions.

Ribbon figurines will compete with template factory ones. There is where to roam: weightless angels, twisted icicles, outlandish flowers and miniature umbrellas. Even boring glass balls come to life on a ribbon suspension.

How to make an interesting and unusual product?

Decoration looks very beautiful and original, which is why for the holidays it can be the best product for absolutely any home. The master class for making such a Christmas tree is quite simple, but you need to prepare all the necessary tools and be patient.

You can make a pine figure out of thick wire and organza. To make such a Christmas tree, you need to take a thick wire, material of any color, ribbons, glue and decorative ornaments.

Thick wire should be slightly bent near the edge and completely wrapped with decorative ribbon. It is required to make a large number of separate, rather large petals from the main material and fix them on the wire in such a way that a magnificent and beautiful figure is obtained.

Place the finished product in a plastic cup and fix it. Then you need to decorate everything to your liking. Such a master class will appeal to everyone, and it can be done by the whole family.

How to decorate the Christmas tree with bows in the year of the metal bull

Preference should be given to heavy textures, as well as gray, gold and silver tones. A metallic sheen and metallic fittings will be in trend. Adopted with artiodactyls is also worth buying. But red, of course, is not held in high esteem: it is better not to tease the totem animal. Refuse also purple, pink, crimson, burgundy and other derivatives.

Fashion accessories will be chains, buttons, rivets, and especially bells, horseshoes, rings and other attributes of the owner of the year.

Model 2021: photo examples

In conclusion of the topic “bows on the Christmas tree”, we present the hit of the season. You will need: massive "metallic", glue gun, bell. Divide the ribbon in proportions: 23x2, and 21cm. Form the petals from the first two, and the knot and tails of the bow from the smaller one. Collect the petals together and put on glue, attach the tails. Sew a bell in the center. This accessory will suit not only an evergreen guest, but also a living symbol of the year.


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


how to do it yourself, step by step tutorials with photo

Buying decorations for the Christmas tree is not a problem now. With the advent of December, tinsel, toys, ribbons and garlands are sold on every corner. But, despite this, do-it-yourself decor is much more appreciated, and helps to better feel the approach of the holiday. One of the decoration options can be ribbon bows for the Christmas tree. You can make them quickly, as they do not require special professional skills.

What you need to make bows for the Christmas tree from ribbons with your own hands

To make the work enjoyable, you need to prepare all the materials and tools in advance. This will greatly speed up the process and make it enjoyable.

To make Christmas tree bows you will need:

  • scissors;
  • satin ribbons in various colors and widths;
  • lighter;
  • thread;
  • needle;
  • fast adhesive;
  • textured material in several shades;
  • foamiran;
  • colored ribbons;
  • rhinestones;
  • beads.

Such a set of necessary materials will not require serious expenses. Therefore, the preparation can be carried out without any difficulties. And in the end you get an elegant Christmas tree that will delight throughout the holidays.

Tip! The size of the bows should correspond to the Christmas tree, they should not be made large for a small tree and vice versa.

How to make a ribbon bow for a Christmas tree

Decorations can be both simple and complex. From the proposed options, you can choose the most suitable one that will decorate the Christmas tree.

Simple Christmas tree bow made of satin ribbons

This Christmas tree bow is very easy to make, so even a child can make it. The main thing is to prepare blanks from the material before work, and then such decorations can be made in 1 hour. Several dozen pieces.

For the Christmas tree bow you will need:

  • white or other colored satin ribbon;
  • gold tone garter string;
  • sequins, beads;
  • scissors;
  • lighter;
  • sewing accessories.

Order:

  1. Measure 55 cm of ribbon, fold in half, cut off.
  2. Finish the ends with a lighter.
  3. Fold the section into a bow.
  4. Sew a thread through the center of it, pull it off.
  5. Separately prepare a square with 5x5 cm tape.
  6. Use a lighter to go around the edges.
  7. Fold in half, sew along the edge, turn inside out.
  8. Wrap the resulting strip around the center of the bow, sew it back.
  9. Decorate with beads, sequins.
  10. Make a loop, sew on at the back.

Tip! To make such a Christmas tree bow, it is best to use a 5.5 cm wide satin ribbon, while its color can be red, golden or white.

How to make a Christmas tree flower bow

This variation can be made with ribbons used to decorate gifts. They can be selected as different colors, and in one tone. For a Christmas tree bow, you need to prepare textured material, rhinestones and standard tools.

Order:

  1. Cut seven equal parts, their length depends on the size of the bow.
  2. Fold each lengthwise and cut diagonally.
  3. Finish the edges with a lighter.
  4. Thread the folded ribbons onto the needle in the center.
  5. Pull off the thread to make a bow.
  6. Tie in the center with a thin satin ribbon, sew it back.
  7. It remains to make a loop.

Tip! These flower bows can be attached to the Christmas tree with metal clothespins.

Ribbon bow for the top of the Christmas tree

For the Christmas tree, you also need to make a decoration for the top. In this case, a voluminous bow will do. It's harder to make, but the end result is worth it. Such a Christmas tree bow is best made from organza ribbon, as it should be light, but at the same time keep its shape.

You will need:

  • 3 wire sticks;
  • 3 long ribbons of the same or different colours;
  • scissors;
  • lighter.

Order:

  1. Take one ribbon, tie a knot in the center of the wire stick.
  2. Fold the remaining tail into three loops.
  3. Wrap the other free end around the center of the wire stick and pull through the hole.
  4. Straighten the resulting bow, cut off excess material, work the edges with a lighter.
  5. Repeat the same with the other two types of material.
  6. At the end, fasten them together, straighten the resulting voluminous bow, fix it on the Christmas tree with a wire.

The edges do not need to be trimmed short, it will look better if the ends are left long

Extravagant do-it-yourself Christmas tree bow

This option is suitable for more experienced craftswomen who are familiar with the kanzashi technique. This decoration will look beautiful if you sew small details correctly.

To make one bow for the Christmas tree, you will need to prepare:

  • 2 pieces of blue ribbon - 9*5 cm;
  • 2 pieces blue ribbon - 8*2. 5 cm;
  • 4 pieces blue ribbon - 0.5*6 cm;
  • 2 pieces of blue ribbon - 2.5 x 6 cm;
  • 8 squares each of blue ribbon and silver brocade - 2.5*2.5 cm;
  • 1 piece of blue ribbon - 1.2*8 cm;
  • 2 silver laces - 10 cm each;
  • 1 silver cord - 23 cm;
  • bead holder with a diameter of 2 cm;
  • 1 white, blue or light blue felt circle with a diameter of 1.5 cm;
  • blue half-bead - 0.8 cm.

Work progress:

  1. Take two strips of blue color measuring 9 * 5 cm, process the sections with a lighter.
  2. Fold both parts into a loop so that the wrong side is inside. This will be the base for the bow.
  3. Press with fingers to fix the fold in the fabric.
  4. Lighter two blue pieces of tape - 8*2.5 cm.
  5. Also roll up and squeeze with your fingers. This will be the top layer of the bow.
  6. Take two blue strips measuring 2.5*6 cm.
  7. Place four narrow blue strips - 0. 5*6 cm on their edges.
  8. Cut off the other side in a V-shape and burn.
  9. Take the prepared blue and silver squares and fold them diagonally.
  10. Then bend again to make a petal, fix with a needle and thread.
  11. Insert triangles of different colors, one inside the other.
  12. String all eight petals on a needle, pull together with a thread to make a flower.
  13. In the center of it is a half-beaded cuff.
  14. Glue the two main blue loops of the bow together in the center.
  15. Make eyelets from the top with two silver laces 10 cm each.
  16. Wind the blue ribbon (8*1.2 cm) around the center of the resulting bow.
  17. Glue the ponytail on the bottom.
  18. Place the flower in the center of the front side and carefully glue it.
  19. Make a loop out of the remaining long lace, fasten it at the back.
  20. Tape off loose areas with felt.

Tip! When performing this work, you should prepare all the necessary details of a certain size in advance, then making a bow for the Christmas tree will not take much time.

Festive ribbon bow for the Christmas tree

This version of the Christmas tree bow is lighter than the previous one, but also made on the basis of kanzashi technique.

For work you will need:

  • 2 pieces of white and blue ribbon - 22*5 cm;
  • 1 piece of blue ribbon - 8*1 cm;
  • thread;
  • needle;
  • scissors;
  • lighter.

Order:

  1. Join the ends of one long piece of white tape overlapping, sew with a basting stitch.
  2. Without breaking the thread, repeat the same with another piece of the same color.
  3. Pull off the resulting bow, fix, straighten.
  4. Glue the ends of the long blue section together.
  5. Turn the tape over to make corners.
  6. Sew along the center with a running stitch.
  7. Without breaking the thread, repeat the same with the other blue piece.
  8. Pull, fix, straighten the bow.
  9. Put the blue blank on the white base, squeeze in the middle with your fingers.
  10. In this place, tighten the remaining thin strip of blue, sew it on the reverse side.
  11. Finally decorate the center of the bow with rhinestones.

Original do-it-yourself Christmas tree bow

Making such an ornament is not difficult. This Christmas tree bow is best made from foamiran or brocade ribbon.

Work order:

  1. Print the template, cut the pieces.
  2. Transfer the pattern to the material, cut it out.
  3. Finish the edges with a lighter if necessary.
  4. Fold the parts as shown in the photo.
  5. Fix them with glue or thread.
  6. Attach a metal clip to the back.

Do-it-yourself Christmas bow for the Christmas tree from ribbons

To sew such a bow for the Christmas tree from fabric, you need to use textured material of different colors and widths. You will need three cuts: a larger one, a medium one, a smaller one, and a thin ribbon for decoration. In addition, you still need to prepare a lighter, scissors, a needle and thread.

Progress of work:

  1. Take the widest segment, its length should be twice the rest.
  2. Fold in three.
  3. Sew along the center with a running stitch, tighten the thread, fix.
  4. Do the same with the middle piece.
  5. Sew them together.
  6. Do the same with the smallest cut.
  7. As a result, sew all the blanks in the center, tie the joint with a ribbon.
  8. Separately cut into 10 thin strips of 2 cm.
  9. Fix it in the center as decoration.

How to tie a ribbon bow for a Christmas tree

Decoration can be made without the use of threads or glue. In this case, the bow can simply be tied.

Order:

  1. Take a satin ribbon - 30*2.5 cm.
  2. Fold it like a bow, while pulling the left end down through the top.
  3. Tie a knot in the center.
  4. Throw the right end over the top.
  5. Wrap it around the knot.
  6. Pass the end through the hole on the left side.
  7. Straighten the resulting decoration.

Tips for needlewomen

Experienced craftswomen know that any creative work requires certain rules to be followed. This helps to simplify the process, and will allow you not to redo the same thing several times.

Some recommendations:

  1. Sharpen scissors before use, as the tape must be cut in one motion.
  2. Don't forget to lighten the ends of the material so that the threads do not spill out.
  3. To cut small parts, you need to make a template and fix it to the fabric with a paper clip.
  4. Small debris can be collected at the end with a sticky clothes roller.
  5. You need to start with light jewelry options, and after gaining some experience, start with complex ones.

Photo of a Christmas tree decorated with bows

The tradition of decorating a Christmas tree with bows came from Europe and has not lost its relevance. Using this decorative element, you can give the New Year's talisman an unusual elegant look.


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