I love the look of ribbon on a Christmas tree, and if you do too this tutorial is for you! After many years, I’ve finally found my favourite way to put ribbon on a Christmas tree to make it look natural, yet full. Let me show you how.
Here’s a first look at our Christmas tree in our living room. I’ll go into more detail about it later, but I think the star of the show here is the beautiful loops of burlap ribbon.
I’ve used two different widths of wired burlap ribbon to create a rustic glam feel on our Christmas tree this year.
(And don’t you love these metallic geometric & wood-look ornaments? They were sent to me by Kat + Annie!)
There are a few tricks to making ribbon look natural and full on a Christmas tree:
- Cut the ribbon to between 2 and 4 foot lengths before putting it on the tree
This makes it easier to manipulate and to make look more random on the tree.
- Tuck the end of the ribbon deep into the tree, loop it out, and then tuck it back in again
This gives the ribbon a full, natural look
- Let the ribbon fall “where it wants to” – let it drape vertically or angle a little
- Vary the lengths of your “loops” as you go down and around the tree
- Use a couple of different widths of ribbon for more texture