Ribbon Christmas trees are decorations that make an interesting addition to any home's Christmas decor. Ribbon tree craft projects involve making loops with strips of ribbon. The ribbon loops are attached to a styrofoam cone in layers of rows that resemble the formation of evergreen tree branches. Ribbon Christmas trees add a quaint elegance to the dinner table or mantle of your home.
They can be made with festive red and green Christmas ribbon or in your favourite colours.
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Things you need
- Ribbon, 1 1/4-inch, assorted holiday colours
- Styrofoam cone, 8-inch
- Silver glitter stem
- Craft glue
- Decorative silver paper star
Cut the ribbon into 3 inch strips. Start by cutting 10 strips of each colour of ribbon. Cut more ribbon as needed to decorate the entire tree. By cutting strips as you go, you will not cut more than is needed and waste your ribbon.
Stand the cone up. Fold a strip of ribbon in half with its printed side facing you. Hold the ends of the ribbon together against the bottom edge of the cone. Insert a pin into the ribbon and push it into the styrofoam to secure it in place.
Fold more strips of ribbon and line the bottom of the cone with them by pinning the ribbon to the cone. Start the next row by placing the looped end of a folded ribbon over the pinned end of a ribbon on the first row. Position it so that no styrofoam shows through, and the loop of the first row ribbon is visible. Pin the ribbon in place.
Continue adding ribbon in rows up the cone, and overlap the rows to hide the styrofoam and show the lower ribbon loop. When you reach the top, pin three folded ribbons to the tip of the cone.
Cut a 4-inch piece of the silver glitter stem. Glue the stem to the decorative silver paper star. Wait 20 minutes for the glue to dry. Insert the free end of the silver glitter stem into the top centre of the cone's tip.
Tips and warnings
- Add buttons or small decorative metallic stick pins to make ornaments on your ribbon tree.
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