Believe it or not there’s an actual art to putting ribbon on a Christmas tree. Just try doing it without any realizing there’s actually an easier way to do this that will save you some time and frustration.
If you search the internet, you will probably see a big split on this but I always start with the ribbon. Something else you will see a lot too, is that more often than not, people tend to use the entire spool of ribbon as one long piece, wrapping and weaving until the ribbon is gone. It doesn’t have to be this difficult! Watch how she does her ribbon application to her tree for some awesome tips!
My favorite place to look for my base ribbon is Michael’s at their “after Christmas sale”, but if you need to buy it now Costco has wide ribbon… 50 yards for $9.99.
Keep in mind that ribbon that has a mesh texture works the best for sticking to piney branches.
She puts her the red ribbon (her first color) on the tree first. Then she goes back with the gold and you can criss cross the ribbon for a different look.
I use a ton of ribbon. You can always purchase and take back what you don’t use. So, once you have your whole slew of ribbon, decide which ribbon you want to be most present. I used a 2.5″ mesh ribbon as my base on this tree.
Don’t cut your ribbon strips all at once..depending on the size of your tufts and how deep you go in the tree, you may want to modify the size.
Keep in mind, using ribbon makes it easier to change the look of your tree each year. If you have a base of white/metallic ornaments, you can simply change your ribbon color and it changes the entire color scheme of the tree.
Watch how this lady with Hobby Lobby easily applies ribbon to her tree in her step by step tutorial.