For this holiday season, I have two different Christmas trees and presents to match!
Christmas Tree #1
Green Ribbon in 3/8″
Brown Ribbon in 3/8″ (I used 1/4″ because that’s all I had.)
Red Ribbon in 3/8″
*For the ribbons, you can use Double Faced Satin Ribbon, Solid Grosgrain Ribbon, Polka Dot Ribbon, Striped Ribbon, Moonstitch Ribbon, Metallic Ribbon, etc. *
Embellishment for the center of bow
Needle, thread, hot glue gun (what would we do without hot glue guns!?)
First, line your clip with the brown ribbon.
I don’t know exactly how much of the green Solid Grosgrain I used. I just cut off the end of the roll when I was finished.
All you have to do is put hot glue on the end of the ribbon and glue it to the width of the tree you want. Then you glue the center of what you’ve glued and bring the ribbon over and attach it where it looks good. Keep doing this, while making each row shorter and shorter, until you are done. Mine turned out just a little crooked, but still cute!
Then I used the red Solid Grosgrain ribbon to make a bow. If you don’t know how to make a little bow like this, let me know and I can put up instructions.
I had some gems laying around and thought they would make a perfect star. I just hot glued it to the center of the bow.
Here are all the pieces. The clip serves as the trunk of the tree. The trunk is the part of the clip that opens.
Glue the tree length wise to the clip. Then glue the bow onto the top of the tree.
This tree is so easy to make! It took probably under 30 minutes to do, and this was my first one so I was taking all those pictures too. I am sure it could go way faster than that.
Green ribbon in 3/8″
Brown ribbon in 3/8″
Gold ribbon in 1/8″
Red ribbon in 3/8″
Embellishment for the center of bow
Needle, thread, hot glue gun
First, line your clip with the red ribbon.
Then measure your brown ribbon to the desired length. I made mine a little short, but you will want to double your length and glue the ends together. The trunk will be a little squished loop.
Next, you will measure your desired length for the branches. Keep in mind that the bottom branches will be longer than the other two sets. Once you know how long you want them to be, double the length and cut. Glue the ends together and then glue onto the trunk (brown ribbon).
Continue the above step with the next two sets of branches. For each set, shorten the length.
At this point, I realized that you could see the ends of the ribbon pieces, and I didn’t like that. I added another loop of ribbon for each set of branches to cover those ribbon ends. I actually like how it turned out better than if I had put the middle loops on in the first place. These loops were about the same size for each set.
Next I made a bow using the same technique as Tree #1. I used a bead to embellish the center.
I didn’t have any gold ribbon that was in 3/4″ or 1/8″. So I did what any crafty person would do on the spot. I cut out a strip from my 1 1/2″ Gold Metallic Ribbon, so that’s why there are frays.
With the tree and bow finished, I hot glued the bow onto the top of the tree.
Then all that’s left to do is hot glue the finished tree onto the lined clip and you’re all done!
Two printed ribbons of your choice in 7/8″ or 1 1/2″
Coordinating ribbon for the ties and bows in 1/8″
Coordinating ribbon for the clip lining
First, line your clip with your coordinating ribbon.
Then cut out enough of the printed ribbon to make a folded square. You will glue one end towards the middle of the back of the ribbon and then glue the other end back to finish the square.
For the Christmas Stripe present wrapping ribbon, I used white Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 1/8″, and for the Snowflakes Ribbon I used embroidery floss (my red 3/8″ ribbon was too large so I used what I could find!) I used the same technique for the white bow as for the trees. I covered the center with ribbon instead of any other embellishments.
To do the wrapping ribbon, I just cut strips and hot glued the end of the strips to the back of the present. Then I hot glued the bows on to the presents.
I hot glued the presents together before putting them on the clip. I hot glued them together first so I could make sure to center them correctly on the clip. You can glue them onto the clip separately if you want. I just don’t trust myself.
These ribbon sculptures were so much fun to make, and I can’t wait to find a little girl that want to wear one of these. Have fun making them!