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How to Make Christmas Ornaments with Ribbon

How to Make Christmas Ornaments with Ribbon
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The holidays are approaching and decorating a Christmas tree is always a fun family activity. As you put on the ornaments, you and your family gather around and chat about the previous holidays, what you’d like to get for Christmas, etc. It’s also a great opportunity to make your own ornaments.

Ribbon is an amazing material to be used for a lot of cool DIY projects. One of those are certainly Christmas ornaments. The material is very elegant, and you can find lots of festive patterns and colors.

Christmas tree ornament

This ornament is quite easy to make and it looks amazing on the Christmas tree. It’s a mini Christmas tree! You’ll need a straight stick, which will be used as a base. A cinnamon stick could also be used, because it smells beautiful. You’ll also need some ribbon, glue, scissors and a piece of thread. Get creative with a tree design and use ribbon of different colors. You should cut the ribbon in strips, starting from the longest one which will the at the end of the tree. As you go up, the ribbon strip should be shorter and shorter, until you reach the shortest one at the top of the tree. Tie the ribbons to the stick and use the glue to fix it.

Ribbon Christmas tree

Ribbon Christmas tree

Here’s another idea how to make a Christmas tree using ribbon. You’ll need a longer piece of ribbon and a couple of bids. Use the needle and a piece of thread to sew the ribbon and beads together like in the picture. You basically start at the bottom of the tree, folding the ribbon to make a wide base. Move along by shortening the ribbon fold until you reach the top.

Ribbon tree ornament

Pine cone ornament

This ornament is quite easy-to-make but quite festive decoration. Get a pine cone and a piece of festive ribbon. Make a bow using the ribbon and simply attach it to the pine cone. You could also spray the pine cone with some glitter to make it even more festive.

Pine cone ornament

Ribbon ball ornament

The base of this ornament will be the styrofoam ball. Pick a ball of a size you want and then use ribbon to make the ornament. Simply wrap the styrofoam ball in the ribbon and attach everything using glue or pins. Mixed ribbons can give that extra flair to the ornament.

Ribbon ball ornament

Ribbon loop ornament

Here’s another way to decorate styrofoam ball. Use ribbon in different colors and patterns. Cut the ribbons into small strips, around 3 inches long. You’ll need a lot of these strips. Create small loops out of the ribbon pieces, and then attach the loops to the ball, using a pin or glue. You can arrange the ribbons any way you want. That’s what makes it so fun to make this ornament, you can get creative and style the decoration yourself. Plus, you could choose colors that match other decorations on the Christmas tree.

Ribbon loop ornament

Christmas wreath

Even though a Christmas wreath is a decoration you usually hand on your front door, it can also be a nice decoration for a Christmas tree. This ornament can be as small or as big as you want it to be. The important thing is it looks amazing on a Christmas tree. You’ll need two pieces of ribbon, one longer to make the actual wreath, and a shorter one to create a bow. You’ll also need beads and memory wire. Create a ribbon loop, poke the wire through the loop, and then add the bead. Repeat the process until you complete the wreath.

Christmas wreath

Block ornaments

Have your children outgrown the wooden blocks? Don’t throw them away just yet! Use them to make these cool ornaments. You’ll need a couple of wooden blocks, wrapping paper or photos, a cup hook and a piece of ribbon. Start by decorating the block with the paper or photos. When choosing photos, you could use some old photos of your children when they were babies. This will bring so many wonderful memories as you gather around the Christmas tree to exchange gifts. Once you’re satisfied how the blocks are decorated, attach the cup hook and make ribbon bow to finish the ornaments.

Block ornaments

Ribbon tree ornament

For this ornament you will need foam cone of any size you want, and lots of different kinds of ribbons. Use the scissors to cut the ribbon into short strips, around 2 inch long. Use longer strips if you’re going to create a big tree ornament. Fold the ribbon strips and attach them to the foam cone with a pin. Make sure each layer of ribbons overlaps the lower one, so the pins won’t show. Use a piece of ribbon to wrap everything once you reach the top of the tree.

Ribbon tree ornament

Ribbon pine cone

We all know that pine cones can be quite festive and we can use them as Christmas decoration. But here’s an idea how to make a pine cone using ribbon. You’ll need brown ribbon. If you can find a couple of shades of brown, that would be perfect, because combining them will create a nice contrast. Cut the ribbons into ½ inch x 1 inch and fold them to create small triangles, which will look like small pointy bits. Attach them layer by layer to a styrofoam egg. Use pins and glue to do that. Once you finish the pine cone ornament, use a narrow piece of ribbon in different color to create ribbon hanger.

Ribbon pine cone

Ribbon stuffed balls

If you like the way Christmas balls look on a tree, try making some custom ones! Find plastic see-through ball ornaments first. Then choose some festive ribbons. Try colorful ones or stick to the classics – red, gold and silver would look amazing on the Christmas tree. Remove the top piece of the ornament and fill it in with the ribbon. You can add a short or long piece of ribbon, depending on how stuffed you want balls to look. You could also use ribbons of different color in one ornament, if you want them to be more colorful. One thing is for sure, you’ll have your homemade Christmas ornaments in no time.

Ribbon stuffed balls

Twirly ribbon ornament

To make this ornament, you’ll need a piece of ribbon, wire and beads. Choose any color or colors you want. Wider ribbon looks great for this ornament, but you can decide on the width and the length of the ribbon. It depends on how big or long you want the ornament to look like. Fold the ribbon, stick the wire through, add the bead, and then repeat the process until you have used up all the ribbon.

Twirly ribbon ornament

You see how ribbon can be an amazing resource to create all sorts of different Christmas ornaments. Explore these crafty ideas and enjoy the holidays!

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