Decorating your Christmas tree with ribbon is easy to do. There are a few ways of doing it, but this one is the easiest. You can add ribbon to both a real Christmas tree and an artificial tree.
Since we all need a relaxing, fun Christmas this year, our tree will mainly be red and green with a bit of white and natural wood.
For the tree below (read more about this tree HERE), I also used two ribbons. Since the plaid ribbon was 2.5″ wide, I placed it on the bottom. Then, I put them on the tree vertically in the same manner. In other words, you can add ribbons either vertically or horizontally.
*This post is one stop on the ultimate blogger Christmas Tree Tour. Therefore be sure to visit all the other blogs (find the links at the end of this post) for a ton of holiday decorating inspiration.
How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree
If you are decorating an artificial tree, you will need to fluff the tree before adding the ribbon.
Decorating a simple Christmas tree with ribbon takes only minutes, adding a ton of visual interest.
The first step is cutting the first piece of ribbon about 36″ long. I will be using two ribbons on this Christmas tree; however, sometimes, I use three ribbons.
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Trim the ribbons’ ends into a chevron by folding it in half and cutting it diagonal towards the center.
Place the striped ribbon on top of the red ribbon and treat them as one ribbon.
I start adding the ribbons by tucking one end of the ribbons into the tree.
Then and weave the ribbon in and out of the tree.
Note: This is the tree I am decorating (a 7-foot tree), and I am using a wired ribbon.
Every 10 to 12 inches, pinch and tuck the ribbons into the tree and then continue.
Christmas Tree Ribbon Supplies
You can find all my Christmas Decorating must-haves HERE.
Before you purchase ribbon, I want to share tips and tricks: look for a 25ft or larger roll of ribbon and use a wire-edged ribbon if possible. Of course, you can use any ribbon, but I like 2″ to 3″ wired ribbons.
Place your next rows evenly spaced and follow the first row’s as a guide.
Tree Decorating with Ribbon
Continue the same manner as the first ribbon row, adding each row until all the ribbon rows are on the tree.
Once you are satisfied with the placement of your rows, add the next piece of ribbon cut to 36″. Push the ribbon into the tree behind the first ribbon. Continue your pattern of hanging the ribbon on the Christmas tree.
Always step back and see if you like the placement between each loop.
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After placing all the ribbons on the tree, I take a final assessment of your ribbon design. For example, I noticed that the top of the tree needed a ribbon. Therefore I added one short row at the top of the tree.
Christmas Tree Bow
I like to make the tree topper bow from the same ribbon I used on the tree.
I made two of my double ribbon bows (see how to make this bow HERE), wired them together, and then placed them on the top of the tree.
You can find more Christmas decorating ideas HERE.
Another bow that would look gorgeous on your tree is the easier bow ever (see how to make one HERE).
How to make DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments.
I made the adorable Gnome look like a Santa Gnome (see how to make one HERE).
At Home, Mr. Kippi whipped up the tree stand box for our new tree (see how he made it HERE).
Welcome To The Fourth Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop
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