I am going to show you how to make a tree topper out of ribbon!
How to make a ribbon tree topper
I got two types of ribbon of the same width. Put them flat on top of each other. When you make your first loop leave about a foot or so free. I used this piece to tie the ribbon in place on the top of the tree when I was done. If you want tails for your ribbon then you will want to leave more than a foot for your tail. (I didn’t want tails because I had the other ribbon already going down the tree)
Next comes the tricky part. Each time the ribbon is looped back to the middle you must twist it once. This way you keep the same ribbon showing on the outside (in my case the green ribbon).
Keep looping and twisting until you get the amount of loops that you want on each side. (I did 5 loops on each side).
After you get the number of loops that you want, take a piece of floral wire and wrap it around the middle where your fingers are. Then start fluffing your ribbon. Once you get your loops pretty close to how you want them, place it on top of the tree and use your little ribbon tails to tie it in place. If you are wanting ribbon tails to go down the tree then you can use floral wire to hold the topper in place, and let the tails hang down. Once you get it up on the tree you can continue to fluff your loops and get them EXACTLY how you want them. (I’m OCD about it so I couldn’t stop until it was just how I envisioned) Then I used these little decorative pieces and stuck them in the middle and around the ribbon. Here’s how it turned out:
A few other decorations:
I made this garland for around the door a few years ago. I just took a couple strands of the stiff garland, strung some lights through it, and added some poinsettias, pine cones, and other cute little decorative pieces and put a bow in the middle!
And here’s one of my favorites – my Disney tree! My Aunt Edie is just as big a Disney fanatic as I am and she had boxes and boxes of Disney Christmas stuff sitting in her garage. When she moved a couple years ago she didn’t have room for them so she gave them to my mom and me. We split it up and we each have enough to make our own Disney tree!
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