How I Decorate My Christmas Tree With Ribbon And Another Tip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. . .

and that means lots of planning and decorating to make it wonderful

for our family and friends.

I have started working on a few trees and I thought that maybe you would like to know,

how I decorate my Christmas Tree with ribbon and another tip. . . 

a ribbon garland tutorial.

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There are so many ways to adorn a Christmas Tree with ribbon and or garland.

My favorite way to decorate my tree is by using strands of ribbon

weaved in and out of the tree with pretty cut tails.

I start with a strand of ribbon about 18 inches long

and make a loop at the top using floral wire (24 gauge)

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I usually start at the top using  looped strands and go down the tree

connecting other strands with and without loops.

All the loops you see at the top of the tree are single looped strands.

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I attach it to a branch and then take another piece of wire about 3/4 of the way

down from the stand and attach another strand of ribbon with a loop.

It is a sort of connecting the dots.

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I also take a strand of ribbon (your desired length) and attach it to the

strand with the loop to make another “tail” which will go in another direction

from the other strand.

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I also will take another looped strand and attach it to another looped strand

to form a double loop.

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You can see below how the strands are connected.

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I took these photos with the lights on the tree . . . so pretty.

However, the tree also looks very pretty without the lights.

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And . . . here is another tip/trick that I use.

I love to attach my ornaments right up to the branch rather than them

dangling from a string of sorts.

I usually use floral wire as it is green and it is hidden in the green of the branches.

With this flocked tree of white, I used the wire of inexpensive ribbon.

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This ribbon happens to be white, but you can use any inexpensive ribbon as long as

the wire is white. It is like using a thin pipe cleaner.

I just cut the wire away from the ribbon and cut the desired length.

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As you can see, the wire disappears into the branch and all you see is the ornament.

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I am busy decking the halls to get the house ready for the holiday posts and tours

which are coming up soon.

I am a little behind as I spent last week in Florida, Ft. Myers to be exact.

My hubby had a Baseball tournament. The Roy Hobbs World Series.

It was much warmer there. I think as we drove back home

the temperature dropped almost 40 degrees!

Yes, I am decking the halls but trying to use some constraint in not to over do it.

That is a bit hard for me!

Have a most beautiful day!!!

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Comments

  1. Great tutorial and I’ll just watch you adorn your tree with that beautiful ribbon. Smart idea using the white wire from that ribbon. I went ahead and used the floral wire on mine and the wires really don’t show so it should all be good. Can’t wait to see your tree complete!
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  2. Thank you for sharing these ideas! I have never been happy with the way I’ve done the ribbon on our trees. Definitely going to give this a try.

  3. That tree is beautiful Shirley!
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  4. I always love extra dimension ribbon adds to a Christmas tree cascading down. Brilliant idea to use your white wire from your ribbon. Happy Tree Trimming. ♥

  5. Very pretty idea! I’m going to use ribbon this year but I haven’t decided how just yet. Have fun decorating- I know once you get started on it it’s hard to stop!
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  6. Good tips! Love your new tree! Any bites on the house yet? Hope so!

  7. So pretty Shirley! I can’t wait to see your true when it’s done. Happy merry-making.

  8. Your tree is gorgeous!..love the first picture of the tree!Thanks for the ribbon tip!

  9. amy chalmers says:

    What a great tip, well both tips! I have never done it this way and it looks really full and lush. The wire tip from thexrill if ribbon is genius.

  10. Thanks so much for these tips, Shirley! I’m going to try the loops on one of my trees! You’re a genius to use the white wire as a hanger!

  11. Nancy Carroll says:

    Stunning!!!

  12. I love your flocked tree. I have used ribbon on my tree for many years and it is nice to see how you do it. I like your idea of using the wire from the ribbon to hang ornaments. I never would have thought to do that!

  13. Gorgeous!

  14. How clever of you to use the white wire from ribbon on a flocked tree! BTW, that tree is gorgeous! I got a new tree this year and love it! I got a green one as I have so much invested in ornaments etc. I really can’t change it much. Can'[t wait to see yours all done!!!! I got mine up and done yesterday:):) I am getting close to being done, taking my time and not killing myself:):) Tomorrow I am sharing some sneak peeks:)
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  15. This is gorgeous Shirley. Thanks for sharing how to get this amazing look. Have a great new week.
    Kris

  16. Shirley, ribbon adds that extra designer touch! Can’t wait to see it finished!
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  17. Your trees always look stunning! 😉

  18. The gold ribbon looks beautiful against the flocked tree. I love your tip about using ribbon to hang ornaments. I can’t wait to see all of your pretty holiday decor!
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  19. SHERRY MYERS says:

    Always beautiful! I look forward to all the beauty you have in store for this glorious season. Thank you, Shirley.

  20. I love all the ribbon on the tree. I will have to try your technique. I never thought about hanging the ornaments that way but now I think I will try that too! Such a beautiful tree!
    Shelley

  21. The ribbon on the tree is beautiful! I love it! Thanks for the great tips about how to put it on. This year I’m vowing to get the ribbon “right” because other years it’s never looked the way I thought it should.

    Nancy
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