It is almost the end of November and we all know what that means, right? December is coming and with it, it brings the most festive time of the year. If you turn on your TV, you can already see all the Christmas ads, if you take a stroll through your town, you almost certainly can already see the decorations. So, we believe it is high time you also put the Christmas decorations up. Today, we want to offer you a few tutorials on how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree. We’ve also prepared a few different ideas, which are going to turn your tree into a viral sensation on Pinterest. So, go get a few ribbons, put up your tree and start decorating.
- How to put ribbon on a Christmas tree?
- Do you put ribbon on Christmas tree before ornaments?
- More Christmas tree ribbon ideas
- How to put ribbon on a Christmas tree in a criss cross effect
- How to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon?
- Tuck and twist method of putting ribbon on a Christmas tree
- Segmented pouf method
Are you ready for the first tutorial?
How to put ribbon on a Christmas tree?
First of all you need to know what kind of ribbon and how much of it to get. In general, wired ribbon is the easiest one to use. Ideally, you need it to be about 2 – 2 1/2 inches wide. When it comes to length, the more you get, the better. Even if you have some left over ribbon, you can use it to wrap your presents. That way, the presents under the tree will match the ribbon on it. For 7.5 foot tree you need about 12 yards of 2 1/2 inch wide ribbon. If it is narrower, you will need about 30 yeards of it.
So, let’s start from the beginning
Do you put ribbon on Christmas tree before ornaments?
The simple answer is yes. The first thing that needs to go onto your tree are the fairy lights. They work best with the ribbon if they are tucked in between the branches. Next you put up the ribbon and leave the ornaments as a last step.
What is the easiest way to put ribbon on a Christmas tree?
Start from the top and wrap the ribbon around the tree loosely. Tuck the end piece into the back of the tree and work your way around it. In order for the ribbon to drape naturally around the tree, don’t pull or stretch it too much. As you are working your way around the tree, tuck the ribbon at varying intervals, let it billow out and tuck it in again. Furthermore, you can twist it about 3 or 4 times. This creates a more interesting look. Vary the lines, don’t follow one particular pattern, let some part of it flow freely, while others may be more wavy. Let it flow naturally, so that you don’t need to secure it with anything. Finally, tuck the end into the back of the tree.
The results are gorgeous
Source: Inspired by Charm
Here’s another beautiful and easy tutorial
More Christmas tree ribbon ideas
For this tutorial, you can use two ribbons. One red and one stripes. Put one over the other and tuck both of them into the back of the tree. Slowly start weaving the ribbon in and out of the tree. Tuck in the ribbon once every 12 inches. Start wrapping the tree with the ribbon, tucking it in and out. Work your way down and make sure that the ribbon isn’t wrapped around the tree in straight lines. When the ribbon is finished, tuck the end into the tree. Take a step back and check the result. You can make a few changes here and there, if you think you need to, until the tree looks perfect to you.
Tuck the ribbon into the tree once every 10 to 12 inches
Source: Kippi At Home
Turn on the lights to see the full effect of the ribbon
An easy tutorial which adds an even bigger wow effect to your tree
How to put ribbon on a Christmas tree in a criss cross effect
Here’s what you are going to need:
- floral wire
- ornament tinsel ties
- tape measure
Start at the top of the tree
- Measure the ribbon and cut it into six equal parts.
- Use the floral wire to tie the parts together and attach it to the top of the tree. Let the ribbon flow freely down the tree evenly.
- Start 12 inches down from the top, grab two strands of the ribbon and tie them together with the ornament tinsel ties. Tie the other two, then the other two, until you finish the row.
- Then, repeat the same with the bottom rows, until you get to the bottom of the tree.
- Fold the ends of the ribbon and tuck them into the branches.
It’s very easy to do, but the results are amazing
Source: Where the Smiles Have Been
Here’s a video tutorial to help you on your ribbon journey
There’s more tutorials coming your way
How to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon?
For the wrap and tuck method, start by loosely wrapping the ribbon around the tree from the top to the bottom. Tuck the beginning in between the branches at the back of the top of the tree and the end of the ribbon in between the branches at the bottom. Then, tuck the ribbon in between the branches once every 10-12 inches. And voila! Your ribbon draped tree is ready!
Tuck and twist method of putting ribbon on a Christmas tree
To recreate this method, cut the ribbon into two to three-foot sections. Start by tucking one end of the ribbon into the top branches and twist it around a few times. Tuck the bottom of the ribbon into the branches. Repeat with the other sections. This method creates vertical twists, which add tecture to your tree, so feel free to try it for a whimsical Christmas tree.
And just one final method you can try
Segmented pouf method
Start by cutting the ribbon into foot long sections. Then, fold in half, so that the ends are touching. Stick the ribbon into the tree wherever you like and fluff the loop, so that it’s sticking out. By doing this, it will look as if the ribbon has been wrapped around the tree, However, the small pieces of ribbon will add the necessary texture to your tree, but you won’t have to use tons and tons of ribbon. Actually, this is the most ribbon-saving way of decorating your tree.
Source: Passion for Savings
How to decorate with a ribbon in 4 different ways
Now you can browse through our gallery for even more Christmas tree ribbon ideas
This way of wrapping ribbon around the tree might be simple, but it can be super effective when done right
Even if you decide to use just ribbon and fairy lights, you can still have a beautiful, minimalistic Christmas tree
Match the ribbon on the tree with the one you are using to wrap your presents