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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon

This Christmas, elevate your holiday centerpiece with a bit of flourish. Give your tree an elegant designer touch using Christmas tree ribbons. In this video, designer Jennifer Lutz demonstrates three styling techniques for adding ribbon to your Christmas tree.

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Jennifer Lutz: Hi. I’m Jennifer with Balsam Hill. If you’re like me, you love to browse through holiday catalogs and Instagram feeds, and you wonder how designers create these beautifully curated trees.

Well, today I’m here to show you that it’s simpler than you think. One of my favorite ways to take trees to the next level is with ribbon. Ribbon is so beautiful because it adds color and texture and it adds an elegant finishing touch.

Today I’m decorating three different types of trees, a seven and a half foot flock tree, a nine-foot slender tree, and a seven-foot spruce. Before you start decorating, take time to fluff your tree.

Start at the back of the tree and move towards the front, bending branches up and outward. Separate each tip to create an even full look.

I’ll show you how to wrap, cascade, and style with three different types and widths of ribbon.

A really classic way is a simple wrap and tuck. I begin at the top of the tree and horizontally wrap the ribbon down the length of the tree.

For this flocked tree I paired a four-inch velvet ribbon with a two and a half-inch sparkly sheer ribbon as an overlay, it creates depth and a bit of shimmer. I also layered in snowy eucalyptus and soft pink ornaments to create the feel of a magical winter wonderland.

For tree decorating I like to work with wired ribbon, when properly stored it holds its shape beautifully and lasts year after year. To wrap ribbon around the tree, I start at the top and work in a slightly diagonal direction, looping the ribbon around the tree in a downward spiral, tucking it deep into the branches. You can secure the ribbon with floral wire, pipe cleaners, or the wired inner branch.

Another dramatic application that adds beauty and depth is the ribbon cascade. Like a cascading waterfall, you begin at the top of the tree and create ribbon folds down the length of the tree.

For this tree, I combined four-inch jewel trimmed platinum ribbon, with sparkly oversized ornaments and bedazzled tree picks. If you like the wow factor, four-inch wired ribbon is a great choice, this is especially lovely on a larger tree, think seven feet or taller.

To create a cascade I begin at the top of the tree, wired ribbon into the center pole, and created large billows from the top to the bottom, tucking the end of each loop into the center of the tree.

When you get to the bottom of each ribbon strand, you can trim the ends into a v-shape or you can roll the ends of the ribbon to create a little flourish at the end. This is the beauty of wired ribbon, it holds its shape.

Tying ribbons to ornaments is a simple and elegant way to add texture and uniformity throughout your tree. To create a traditional Christmas look, I mixed two and three-foot pieces of velvet and sateen ribbon, silver and gold mercury glass ornaments, and battery-operated tree candles for a classic appeal.

For this last application, I tied two pieces of varying length non-wired ribbon around each ornament. Cutting ribbon into strips allows for greater flexibility with direction and pattern, it also allows you to use less ribbon, so if you only have little bits of leftover ribbon you can mix and match without waste.

Now it’s time to step back and look at your work, making sure that your ribbon is well-spaced and fluffed. Finally, enjoy your creativity. For more tips and tricks, visit the Balsam Hill Blog. Happy holidays from Balsam Hill.


Decorating with ribbon is simpler than you think. Here are three ways to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbons in a few simple steps:

Wrap and Tuck Ribbon Style

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How to Decorate Your Tree with the Wrap and Tuck Ribbon Style
Step 1: Wrap a wired ribbon around your tree

Starting at the top, loop your ribbon around the Christmas tree in a downward spiral. Tuck the ribbon deep into the branches.

Step 2: Secure your ribbon

Attach your ribbon to tree branches using floral wires or pipe cleaners. You can also use wired branches that you can bend to hold ribbons in place.

Tip: Layer Christmas tree ribbons with different textures and colors to create depth.


Ribbon Cascade Style

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How to Decorate Your Tree with the Ribbon Cascade Style
Step 1: Create ribbon folds with a cascading waterfall effect

Using wired ribbon, shape large billows from the tree top. Tuck and secure the ribbon to interior branches as you move down the length of the tree.

Step 2: Style the ends of your ribbon

Trim the ends of your Christmas tree ribbon into a fishtail shape for a polished look. Alternatively, shape the ends into rolls.

For a dramatic effect, use wide ribbons for trees measuring 7 feet or taller.


Ribbon Ornament Style

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How to Decorate Your Tree with Ribbon Ornaments
Step 1: Cut ribbons into strips

Get non-wired ribbons with two different designs or colors. Cut them into strips with varying lengths for a layered effect.

Step 2: Tie ribbons to ornaments

Tie ribbons around the top of each ornament. This will bring texture and uniformity throughout your tree.


Things to Remember When Decorating a Christmas Tree with Ribbon

Here are some things to keep in mind when using ribbon to dress up your Christmas tree:

1. Fluff your tree before decorating

Before adding ribbons, take time to fluff your tree. Start at the back of each branch and move toward the front, bending tips up and outward. Read our step-by-step guide to learn more.

2. Use the right kind of ribbon

Wired ribbons retain their shape, so you can twist and bend them into loops, bows, or other styles. Meanwhile, non-wired ribbons are ideal if you’re planning to tie knots or weave the strands into small areas.

3. Check your work

While decorating your tree, take a step back and make sure that the ribbons are well-spaced and fluffed. Then, make adjustments as needed.


We hope this guide gave you some ideas on how to use Christmas tree ribbons. For more ribbon decorating tips, visit this post. Browse Balsam Hill’s website to shop ribbons and other Christmas decorations.

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Wrap your presents and tree this year

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 decorate a Christmas tree with ribbons, best tips, 8 workshops, videos and 50 photo ideas

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

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

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

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

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

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    Ribbon Christmas Tree Decor: 9 Professional Secrets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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    Tree with vertical silk ribbon

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

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

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

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

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

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    Christmas tree with ribbon bows

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

    1. Cut off as much tape as possible.

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

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

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    Christmas tree decor from three types of ribbons

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

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

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

    3. Repeat for remaining tapes.

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

    Ribbon waterfall

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

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

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

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

    Christmas Tree Ribbon Spiral

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


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