How to trim the tree with ribbon


How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon

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

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HOW TO DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH RIBBON

STEP 1: FLUFF YOUR TREE

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

STEP 2: CUT & TUCK THAT CHRISTMAS TREE RIBBON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEP 3: ADD MORE CHRISTMAS TREE RIBBON & REPEAT

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

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

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

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

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

STEP 4: BRING IN THE BIGGEST EMBELLISHMENTS

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

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

STEP 5: ADD FILLER

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

STEP 6: INCORPORATE A STATEMENT

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

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

See more of this tree in my 2018 Christmas Home Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEP 8: ADD A SPECIAL “MOMENT”

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

STEP 9: ADMIRE YOUR WORK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wrap your presents and tree this year

Jennifer Kopf

KIM CORNELISON

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

Brian Woodcock

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

Brian Woodcock

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

Monica Buck

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

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Soft and Pretty Christmas Tree Ribbon Garland

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

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Christmas Tree Ribbon Garland

Lisa Hubbard

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

Cedric Angeles

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.

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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.

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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

William Waldron

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.

SHOP SATIN RIBBON

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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.

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Gold Ribbon Garland

BUFF STRICKLAND

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

Greg Johnston

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).


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But in this article we will talk about New Year's crafts from satin ribbons. Crafts can be simple or made using a special Japanese technique - kanzashi.

Christmas tree

Let's start our crafts according to tradition with the symbol of the New Year - the Christmas tree. Someone prefers to put up a big Christmas tree, but for someone such a pleasure is an unaffordable luxury (pets or small children consider it their duty to overturn a forest beauty decorated with lanterns and New Year's garlands). It's okay, you can decorate the apartment with a miniature Christmas tree, which can be made from satin ribbons.

#1 Making a Christmas tree from ribbons with children

If there are small residents in the house, they must definitely participate in the decoration process. In addition, joint creativity is a great time spent! Every kid can make such a simple Christmas tree from a dry stick and different ribbons.

#2 Miniature Christmas tree made of ribbons

Here is a more complex version of a Christmas tree made of ribbons. Such crafts can decorate not only the house, but also, for example, the desktop. For the manufacture you will need ribbons, a foam cone blank, a lot of safety pins and a bow for the top. See the step-by-step master class in the picture below.

#3 Herringbone from ribbon and beads

You can make a Christmas tree from ribbon, combined with large beads. Such a craft can be hung on a real Christmas tree or given to someone as a souvenir. See step by step photo instructions below.

#4 Kanzashi style Christmas tree

And here is a mini Christmas tree made in kanzashi technique. You will have to tinker with such a craft, because Japanese technology is for patient needlewomen. This craft will take a lot of time and effort, but the result is truly impressive! Satin ribbon petals are glued onto a paper cone with glue. Additionally, the finished tree can be decorated with beads. By the way, the Christmas tree does not have to be monophonic, you can combine colors to your taste.

#5 Christmas tree made of flowers in kanzashi technique

And here is a craft very similar to the previous one, there is only one difference: Christmas tree No. 4 is made from individual petals, and this Christmas tree is made from flowers. First you need to make petals from ribbons, then glue the flowers (5 petals each), and only then glue the flowers to the paper cone. See step-by-step instructions with photos below.

#6 Kanzashi herringbone hairpin

Kanzashi technique can be used to make various decorations, in particular hair clips. For such a hair clip you will need: a hair clip, ribbons, beads. How to make a hairpin, see below.

#7 Herringbone ribbon clip

Here is another original way to decorate a hair clip with ribbons. Get a miniature Christmas tree that perfectly complements the New Year's look. How to make a hairpin, see the picture below.

#8 Herringbone hairpin

You can also decorate the hairpin in this simple way: with an ordinary narrow ribbon and a star-shaped bead. Ordinary hair accessories are so easy to make truly festive, and our step-by-step master class will help you with this.

#9 Kanzashi Christmas tree from a ribbon - a souvenir for the New Year

#10 Christmas tree from ribbons

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Snowflakes

From ribbons, especially in the technique of kanzashi, snowflakes of incredible beauty are obtained. You can decorate not only the room with such a craft, a snowflake made of ribbons can be hung on a Christmas tree or used as a decoration.

#1 Simple kansashi snowflake

The best way to start your creative journey in kansashi is with simple crafts like this snowflake. You can master two types of sharp petals without much difficulty. By the way, you can glue the petals in your own way. Well, look at the author's version of the step-by-step MK.

#2 Another simple kanzashi snowflake

And another version of a not very complicated kanzashi snowflake. By the way, such crafts can be fixed on a headband or hairpin and complement the New Year's look with an unusual handmade decoration.

#3 Kanzashi snowflake headband

Need to complete the look of a small snowflake? A snowflake using the kanzashi technique on a rim will cope with this task with a bang. Step-by-step MK in the picture below.

#4 Kanzashi snowflake with several types of petals

And this craft is more suitable for experienced needlewomen. In the manufacture of a snowflake, a large number of petals are used, the manufacture of which requires special skills. Well, if you are confident in your abilities, then watch MK and create!

#5 Snowflake made of ribbons and beads

And here is a variant of a kanzashi snowflake decorated with beads. In addition to painstaking work with ribbons, you will also have to work with beads and weave a small flower. Please note that this craft provides for several types of petals, each of which has soy manufacturing features. See the picture below for a step by step tutorial.

#6 Do-it-yourself snowflake made of ribbons

Snowflakes made using the kanzashi technique look unique, but a snowflake made of pieces of ribbon looks no less impressive. For manufacturing, you will need a ribbon and a lighter (you can use a candle) to solder the parts.

#7 Kanzashi Snowflake toy for the Christmas tree

#8 Double-sided Snowflake from a narrow satin ribbon

#9 Kanzashi Christmas snowflake with swirls

#10 Kanzashi Snowflake headband from 9 satin ribbons0488

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Wreath

The Christmas or New Year's wreath is an exclusively Western tradition that has come to our homes from Hollywood movies. Well, for those who accept Western values, we have prepared several master classes on creating wreaths from ribbons.

#1 New Year's wreath of bows

A very simple wreath of ribbons for lazy people. For manufacturing, you will need a base and ribbons of different colors. Tie ribbons in bows around the base and the wreath is ready!

#2 Woven Ribbon Wreath

Ribbon wreath can be woven. Such a product looks very impressive, but in fact there is nothing complicated in manufacturing. Follow the step by step instructions and you will succeed!

#3 Miniature Christmas wreath in kanzashi technique

A mini wreath can be made from kanzashi petals. You need to make basic petals from ribbons, glue them in threes and connect them into a circle. The finished wreath can be decorated with a miniature bow.

#4 Miniature Ribbon and Bead Wreath

Miniature Ribbon and Bead Wreath can be hung on the Christmas tree as a decoration, or you can give someone as a handmade New Year's souvenir. For the manufacture you will need fishing line, ribbon and beads. You can also use additional decorative elements, such as a pendant and a bow.

#5 A wreath of ribbons for babies

Surely in kindergarten they gave the task to make some New Year crafts with children. Take note of this simple Christmas wreath. You will need: a base for a wreath, a lot of pieces of different ribbons, glue.

#6 Christmas wreath of satin flowers

Here is a variant of the New Year's wreath of satin flowers. Flowers are very realistic and it seems that the manufacture of such a wreath will take a lot of time. Actually it is not. Making such a craft from ribbons is quite simple. You can verify this through MK.

#7 Ribbon wreath: making Christmas crafts with kids

Here's another great Christmas craft that kids can do. You will need: a base, a lot of ribbons of different colors and sizes, scissors. cut the ribbons into strips of the same length and tie in knots around the base. The wreath is ready!

#8 Simple satin ribbon wreath

Very simple satin ribbon wreath. For manufacturing you will need: foam base, ribbons, safety pins or glue. Wrap the blank with a ribbon and decorate at your discretion: with a bow, a snowflake, or leave it like that.

#9 Kanzashi Christmas Wreath

#10 Christmas Ribbon Snowman Wreath

Balls and other Christmas decorations

Very beautiful Christmas decorations are obtained from ribbons, for example, balls, bells, cones, lanterns and more. We have found for you simple and complex MK, with which you can create the Christmas tree of your dreams!

#1 Simple Christmas ball made of ribbons

To make this Christmas ball you will need: ribbons, safety pins, foam blank. Roll the ribbons into a ring and secure with a pin to the workpiece. Continue until the entire ball is decorated with ribbon rings.

#2 Christmas ball made of satin ribbons

To make such a ball you will need: Styrofoam blank, ribbon cut into strips slightly larger than the diameter of the blank, two safety pins.

#3 Artichoke Christmas ball made of ribbons

And here is a slightly more complicated version of the craft. The real difficulty lies in the fact that you have to spend your time. You can arrange the colors to your taste, and you can learn the secrets of the artichoke technique from the step-by-step MK.

#4 Christmas ball made of ribbons

Here is another option for decorating the blank with a narrow ribbon. In this MK, glue is used instead of safety pins, and the tape itself does not need to be cut into pieces. The tape is wound obliquely through two points on the surface of the ball. Each time you pass the tape through one of these points, drip a drop of glue and fix a new layer. Step by step photo instructions are below.

#5 Artichoke-style cone

You can make not only a ball from ribbons, but also a cone, for example. To do this, you will need a special blank, ribbons of a suitable color and safety pins in large quantities. Cut the ribbons into identical squares, wrap them into a triangle and fasten them to the workpiece with a pin.

#6 Ribbon cone

And here is another version of the ribbon cone, only easier to make, but no less spectacular. For manufacturing, you will need a blank made of cardboard, a narrow ribbon of a suitable color and glue. Step by step process of making crafts is shown in the photo below.

#7 Ribbon Christmas tree icicle

A very simple craft. To make such an icicle, you will need a narrow ribbon, a pencil and a thread. Wrap the tape around a pencil, fasten and leave overnight. In the morning, remove the tape, sew on a thread and you can decorate the Christmas tree!


#8 Bell and flashlight from ribbons

#9 Kanzashi flashlights

#10 Christmas cones Kanzashi

#11 New Year's balls

#12 Free balls kanzashi ball

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Angels

Angels for the New Year also came to us from the West. However, New Year's holidays are followed by Christmas and if your family is one of the believers, then why not make crafts for the future, especially since very cute angels are obtained from the ribbons.

#1 Simple angel made of ribbons

If you are doing needlework with children, especially of preschool or primary school age, then be sure to take note of this simple, but all original ribbon craft. You will need ribbon, a stapler and beads.

#2 Angel for Christmas tree or table decor

Here is another very interesting craft that can be hung on a Christmas tree or decorate a Christmas table. You will need a wide ribbon, a bead, a piece of wire (for a halo) and decorative elements.

#3 Kanzashi Angel

#4 Christmas Angel

#5 Kanzashi Mini Christmas Angel

Bow

What is the New Year without gifts? What is the main thing in a gift? Well, of course, attention and packaging! A beautifully wrapped trifle will bring much more pleasure! A chic bow will help to complete the gift wrapping, which you can make with your own hands from ordinary ribbons.

#1 Ribbon Christmas bow

A variant of the classic Christmas ribbon bow. This bow will be a great addition to any gift. How to tie a Christmas bow from ribbons, see the photo instructions.

#2 Double Ribbon Bow for Gift Wrapping

Or here's another original double bow. It is tied quite simply, but the impression is indelible! Step-by-step MK can be found below.

#3 Flower bow

Delicate flower bow will be a great addition to a gift for a loved one: mother, sister, best friend. You will need a satin ribbon, a needle and thread, and a bead for the core. See below for how to make a bow.

#4 Large ribbon bow

Here is a large bow to decorate a massive gift. You can decorate absolutely any gift with such a bow, for example, for a beloved man or work colleague. Looks cool and is very easy to do. Step by step photo instructions are below.

#5 Narrow ribbon flower bow

Narrow ribbon can be made into a charming flower bow using glue and a button. The perfect addition to a gift for a best friend, sister or daughter.

#6 Do-it-yourself voluminous bow

And here is a version of a universal bow that can decorate any gift. You will need a ribbon and our master class.

#7 How to tie a simple bow

#8 How to tie a fancy ribbon bow

Other crafts

You can make an incredible number of different crafts from ribbons and it is simply impossible to collect them all in one place. But we tried to find as many different options as possible so that you can be inspired and create your own masterpieces. And next year, perhaps your master class will be on our website!

#1 Crown

Crowns for small snowflakes and princesses can be made from ordinary ribbons. The crown can be made in the kanzashi technique (for more experienced craftswomen) or in a simpler technique.

#2 Crown made of ribbons and tulle

#3 Crown of kanzashi made of narrow ribbon

#4 DIY New Year's crown, tiara of oblique inlay

#5 Postcard

You can make a New Year's card from ribbons. For example, folding a narrow ribbon in the form of a Christmas tree. You can decorate with beads or colored buttons.

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#6 Candy

As a mini souvenir for the New Year, you can make candies from ribbons. You will need a narrow ribbon of two or more colors, and then it's a matter of technique!

#7 Ribbon Christmas garland

Ribbon can be used to make a cool Christmas garland for room decor. To create you will need wide ribbons of different colors and a thick thread. Ready-made flags can be glued to a thread or sewn on. But it takes a long time to sew by hand, so if you have a sewing machine, be sure to use its capabilities.

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Many people notice that the older they get, the more difficult it is to re-experience that magical feeling of a fairy tale and a miracle that always came to us in childhood on New Year's Eve.

But we are in site we are sure that the New Year mood will not keep you waiting if you make one of these wonderful home and Christmas tree decorations with your own hands. Almost all, with the exception of two or three, do not require much time and some special materials - they can be made in half an hour from what is at hand.

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A wreath of balloons and an old hanger

In just half an hour, you can make a colorful wreath by buying a couple of sets of inexpensive balloons. Blogger Jennifer, the author of this article, recommends unbending an old hanger, but if you don't have one, then a piece of strong wire will do just fine.

  • You will need: a couple sets of balloons (20-25 balloons of different colors and sizes), a wire hanger or wire, spruce branches, braid or ready-made decoration for decorating a wreath.

Tablecloth made of snowflakes

Delicate and amazingly festive tablecloth will be made from snowflakes, on which we have had a hand since childhood. You can sit down and cut snowflakes with the whole family, and then lay them out on the table and fasten them with small pieces of tape. A wonderful solution for receiving guests or just having dinner with the family during the holidays.

Multicolored hats

The cutest colorful hats can be made from leftover yarn, which can be used to make a garland for the Christmas tree or for decorating the wall. Or hang them on a window or chandelier at different levels. Children over five years old will also do just fine with this simple decoration. See details.

  • You will need: a roll of toilet paper for rings (or regular cardboard or thick paper), scissors, multi-colored yarn and a good mood.

Lamp "Snowy City"

For this charming lamp, you need to measure a piece of paper around the circumference of the jar with a small margin (to glue), depict and cut out the simplest city or forest landscape. Wrap around the jar, and put a candle inside.

  • You will need: jar, thick paper of any color, white can be, any candle. Alternatively, you can cover the top of the jar with "falling snow" using a special "snow" spray, which is sold in hobby stores.

Balloons with photos

A great idea for decorating the Christmas tree or as a gift for relatives and friends. The photo must be rolled up into a tube so that it passes into the hole of the ball, and then spread with a wooden stick or tweezers. Small black-and-white rectangular shots will do, and you can also cut out the photo in the shape of a ball or silhouette (as in the case of a cat in the snow).

  • You will need: plastic or glass balls, photographs, various things to fill the ball - tinsel, garlands, coarse salt (for snow).

Christmas lights

And this miracle is a matter of five minutes. It is enough to collect balls, fir branches, cones and put them in a transparent vase (or a pretty jar) and add luminous garlands.

Embers

Hidden among cones, branches and pine paws, luminous garlands create the effect of embers smoldering in a fireplace or a cozy campfire. They even seem to be getting hot. For this purpose, a basket lying on the balcony for a hundred years, a nice bucket or, for example, a wicker container for small things from Ikea, is suitable. Everything else (except for the garland, of course) can be found in the park.

Floating candles

A very simple decoration for the New Year's table or for a cozy evening with friends during the New Year holidays - a composition with candles floating in a vessel with water, cranberries and coniferous twigs. You can use cones, circles of oranges, fresh flowers and leaves from a flower shop - whatever your fantasy tells you. And as a candlestick - deep plates, vases, jars, glasses, the main thing is that they are transparent.

Snowman on refrigerator or door

Children will definitely be delighted with this - fast, fun and very simple, because even a three-year-old can handle cutting out large parts. It is enough to cut circles, a nose and a scarf from self-adhesive paper, wrapping paper or colored cardboard and attach them to regular or double-sided tape.

Snowflakes for the window

An interesting use for an idle glue gun. In order to stick these snowflakes to the glass, just press them lightly to the surface. See our video for details.

  • You will need: a stencil with a snowflake drawn in black marker, tracing paper (parchment, baking paper), glue gun and a little patience.

Candy Christmas trees

Bright Christmas trees can be built together with the kids for a children's party or decorate a festive table with them. Cut out triangles from colored paper or cardboard, attach with tape to a toothpick and stick the resulting Christmas trees into sweets.

  • You will need: Hershey's Kisses or any other truffles, toothpicks, tape, colored paper or cardstock with a pattern.

Garland with photographs and drawings

New Year, Christmas - warm, family holidays. And it will come in handy with photographs, children's drawings, pictures. They are easiest to secure with clothespins that can be decorated with hearts or snowflakes.

Origami Star

Painted Spoons

Ordinary metal or wooden cooking spoons are transformed into interesting Christmas decorations with the help of acrylic paints. This idea is sure to please the kids. If you bend the handle of metal spoons, they can be hung on a Christmas tree. And wooden spoons will look great in the kitchen or in a bouquet with spruce branches.

No other holiday has such a joyful and magical period of preparation as the New Year and Christmas. Today we invite you to recharge your batteries with anticipation and have a lot of fun creating Christmas balls for the Christmas tree with your own hands. Do not wait until the festive atmosphere itself descends into your home! Start getting inspired for 2019 now by creating special decorations for your home!

In the last article we told you how to make . So now it's time to show 40 ways to make Christmas balls from ribbons, threads, fabric, beads, beads and other improvised materials and materials. Best ideas with step by step photos!

How to make Christmas balls from threads with your own hands (12 photos)

How to make a beautiful Christmas ball from threads? The easiest and fastest way is to wrap an old Christmas tree ball with thick knitting thread or twine. Use glue to keep the thread secure. Complete the result with lace, ribbons and beads. DIY Christmas balls made of thread will look very vintage and romantic on the Christmas tree.

You can make eco-style Christmas balls with the same thick threads. All you need for this is glue or paste, a few balloons and twine. The beauty of this method is that you can decorate the received toys in any way (with branches, electronic candles, etc.) and give them any size. Do you want to make large Christmas balls with your own hands from threads? Then just push harder!




Finally, you can create amazing Christmas balls with fine sewing threads. True, the process will take a lot of time, but just take a look at the New Year's balls of thread in the following photos! This is a real art, whose name is temari. We offer several ideas and schemes for beginners.



DIY Christmas tree balls made of ribbons

Each Christmas ball made of satin ribbons will look very elegant and will only enhance the sparkle of your Christmas tree. In order not to waste a lot of time and effort, you can wrap a regular old ball with a narrow ribbon and decorate it with beads, sequins, ribbons or lace. The method is similar to decorating balls with threads, only the result will be more luxurious. See Christmas balls from ribbons in the following photos:


If you are diligent and patient, then try cutting the fabric into pieces and using needles to make chic New Year's balls from ribbons with your own hands according to the step-by-step photos below.


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It will be much easier to make Christmas decorations from pieces of fabric. You just have to stock up on styrofoam balls in the store to use them as a base.


DIY Christmas balls: decoupage decoration, beads and more

On the night of December 31st to January 1st, we not only celebrate the new year, but also see off the old one. Therefore, Christmas decorations and toys in a nostalgic style are always in great demand. DIY decoupage Christmas balls are a great way to bring the spirit and romance of the past into your home. Read more about the decoupage technique in the article. The secret is to thin old postcards or other paper well before sticking to the surface. Photos for inspiration:



Do you have a lot of old Christmas decorations? See how you can update them and decorate Christmas balls with your own hands:







At the end of our article, we offer you a few more ideas for crafts - this time using transparent balls. Delight family members by preparing a New Year's ball with a photo inside with your own hands for everyone.


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In addition to photos, you can decorate transparent Christmas balls with your own hands with pine needles, finely cut paper, scraps of old garlands, etc.





many needlewomen. And this is not surprising, because satin, with proper care, can be very durable, which means that products made from it will delight you with their beauty for a long time.

In addition, its consumption during operation is quite small, and the process of making all kinds of original accessories, exclusive interior decorations, decorative elements or unusual gifts is simple and affordable even for beginners.

If you haven't worked with ribbons yet, give it a try and see how easy and beautiful it can be. Moreover, there are many master classes that instruct in detail how to make different crafts from ribbons with your own hands.

“Ribbon creativity”, in addition to originality and beauty, also attracts its diversity, because satin tapes can be used as for manufacturing simple trinkets, so and to create real masterpieces or works of art.

For example, here are the easiest ribbon crafts that even your child can make:

  • bows or flowers - these can be hair clips, headband ornaments, brooches, etc.;
  • baubles and bracelets;
  • various decorations for decorating gifts or home interiors - flowers, figurines, animals.


Crafts from ribbons can also be complex, made in various well-known techniques (“kanzashi”, “artichoke” and others): aromatic sachets;

  • they are used to decorate Easter eggs and wedding paraphernalia - making bouquets, decorating wine glasses, gift bottles of champagne, pillows for rings, etc.;
  • from ribbons and soap with your own hands, you can create entire baskets of flowers that will decorate any interior or be a great gift.
  • And this is not all possible crafts from this material. For inspiration, you can use existing ideas in master classes or come up with something special of your own.

    Satin ribbon rosette

    Of course, you can start from the simplest. To easily do unusual and complex things, you need to understand the basic techniques for creating products from satin ribbons. And it's best to see it step by step in the master class. Step by step description


    1. Although tulips, dandelions, hyacinths, primroses, and many other flowers are rolled from ribbons, the most popular flower among craftswomen is the rose. Roses are most often made using the kanzashi technique. For the flower, choose a five-centimeter-wide ribbon of your desired color. Trim the edge of the tape evenly and melt it with a lighter so that it does not crumble. After that, lay the ribbon so that its wrong side is facing up.
    2. Wrap the upper left corner down (there are arrows in the master class pictures and the fold lines are indicated by a dotted line), and wrap the lower left corner to the right twice.
    3. We take a needle and thread of the same color as your ribbon. Fasten the resulting fold (the thread should be long, because you will have to flash the entire tape later).
    4. Join the two layers of ribbon by stitching from the fixed point to the right (about one or two millimeters from the edge) and stop at the edge of the upper ribbon.
    5. Turn the long end of the tape to the left (in the direction of the arrow) and then fold the entire tape up to the right at an angle.
    6. Make sure the right sides match and you have three layers. Sew them together, up from the bottom corner. Then stop, but do not cut the thread, but tuck the tape down, as the dotted line in the photo master class shows.
    7. Then fold at an angle to the left and sew again, only to the left along the top edge. After connecting the three layers, fold the tape in the direction of the arrow to the right, then at an angle down, and continue to sew.
    8. When there are enough folds (this will take approximately fifty centimeters of tape), sew along the edge of the last fold, covering two layers. Cut off excess material and melt it with fire, but leave the thread.
    9. Tighten the thread and you will have a whole row of petals. Start forming a bud. The first petal must be made from the very beginning of the tape, pulling the thread where you fixed the two folds. Twist it around these folds and you will have the center of the flower.
    10. Take another needle and thread and pull the bottom edges of the petals together. Then form the second petal, wind it around the bud and hem it in the same way from the bottom.
    11. Continue in the same way, adjusting the petals with thread tension. If you get more assembly on the bud, then your rosette will also be larger, looking like a blossoming beautiful flower. And you can do a little tension, and then a tender bud will come out.
    12. Then twist the thread to the end and hem each petal from the bottom. Carefully fasten and cut the thread. Straighten your flower.

    Depending on how you want to use the rosette, its bottom can be glued with a piece of felt or ribbon, sewn to leaves, attached to a safety pin (for a brooch), a hairpin or a hoop, etc. Such a delicate and beautiful product will be a great decoration or gift for spring holidays like March 8th.

    Little roses - simple


    Ribbon Poppy

    There are other ways to create various flowers with your own hands in the workshops. For example, you can cut many parts separately from a satin ribbon, shaped like leaves and petals. Then burn them, form a flower and glue the elements together, decorating them with beads or sequins.


    Ribbon lily - photo MK



    Ribbon bridal bouquet

    Made flowers can then be sewn onto fabric or embroidered with satin ribbons directly on the canvas, making various paintings and panels. Using the same technique, it is easy to make many roses for a bride's wedding bouquet. It remains only to make the base on which the flowers will be attached.


    Easter eggs decorated with ribbons

    If you want to decorate Easter eggs, you can either simply cover the workpiece with fabric and then decorate it with flowers or ribbon bows, or use the artichoke technique - fold ribbons of different colors in the manner of fish scales and stick them to the surface of the egg.


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