Decorating your Christmas tree with ribbon is easy to do. There are a few ways of doing it, but this one is the easiest. Ribbon can be added to either a real Christmas tree or an artificial tree.
Since we all need a relaxing fun Christmas this year our tree this year is going to mainly red and green with a bit of white and natural wood.
For the tree below (read more about this tree HERE), I used two ribbons as well. Since the plaid ribbon was wider so I placed it on the bottom. I placed them on the tree vertically in the same manner. In other words, the ribbons can be added 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, and it adds 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.
At eye level, tuck one end of the ribbons into the tree and weaving the ribbon in and out of the tree in a diagonal going down the tree.
Note: This is the tree I am decorating (it is a 7-foot tree) and I am using 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.
Tips and tricks I want to share before you purchase ribbon are to look for a 25ft or larger roll of ribbon and use wire-edged ribbon if possible. You can use any type of ribbon but I like 2″ to 3″ wired ribbon.
Place your next rows evenly spaced and follow the first row’s as a guide.
Tree Decorating with Ribbon
Continue in the same manner as the first row of ribbon, adding each ribbon row until you have all the rows started.
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 end of the first ribbon and 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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Once all the rows are finished, take a final assessment of your ribbon design. I noticed that the top of the tree needed ribbon. Therefore I added one short row at the top of the tree.
Christmas Tree Bow
The perfect tree topper should be made from the same ribbon 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).
While you are decorating your tree, play your favorite Christmas music and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies. The adorable felt Hot Cocoa garland was made by my daughter (see how she made it HERE).
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