Ribbon Garland Tutorial

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGood Morning! I am so excited to share this tutorial with you, because we are celebrating ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon!

Do you love ribbon? I love ribbon, because it is so perfect for adding the finishing touch to projects or random items around your home that need a little pizzazz added to them. I add ribbon to vases, wreaths, mirrors…the list goes on and on. I also love to add tulle and ric rac to dress things up.

So, because of this desire to dress things up, I decided to create a ribbon garland made out of those things…ribbon, tulle, and ric rac. What an adorable combination!

This ribbon garland is so easy and fast. All you need is LOTS and LOTS of ribbon, your favorite colors of tulle, some ric rac of various sizes, a great movie, and of course…a treat! 🙂
By the time your movie is over and your treat is devoured, your masterpiece will be done and ready to hang on your wall.

Now…we are ready to create!

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSupplies:
Ribbon Grab Bag
Ric Rac Grab Bag

If you haven’t seen our Ribbon Grab Bags, you are missing out.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThey are perfect for a project like this. They are so much fun, because they are FILLED full of lots of different sizes, colors, and designs of ribbon. I also used a Ric Rac Grab Bag that is also super full of a variety of colors and sizes.

I took all of the ribbon and ric rac out of the gallon sized ziploc bag and this is what it looked like…

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog I had ribbon and ric rac everywhere! When I say those bags are FILLED full…I mean it!

~Ribbon Garland Tutorial~

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGet your rope and a piece of ribbon. The length of ribbon does not necessarily matter, because you will most likely end up trimming it.
Fold the ribbon in half with the loop at the top. Place the ribbon behind the rope.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTake the tails of your ribbon and put them through your loop. (The tails of your ribbon will be on top of your rope.) Once the tails are through the loop, pull hard…really hard. This will attach your ribbon to your rope.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

You are going to continue the above 3 steps for the remainder of your garland.
Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWaaaahooo! 3 done!

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogYay, half way done!
I pushed my ribbons really, really close together to make it look fuller.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogDONE! Phew…!

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog I made a loop at the end of my rope so I could hang the garland.
I did this by first taping the ends of the rope so they would not fray. I then tied tulle to the rope next to the tape.
Pull tulle tight.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogBend the rope to make a loop. Start winding the tulle around the rope to secure the loop. Wind the tulle multiple times and pull tight.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogBring tulle through the loop and tie a knot. This will secure the loop and tulle.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTo hide the wound and knotted tulle, repeat the first 3 steps and hang tulle from the rope.
Repeat on other end of the rope.

Ribbon Garland Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCongrats! You are done and now have a fun, fluffy, and FABulous ribbon garland! I hope you enjoy this fun and easy project…and that the movie you watched while creating this garland was fantastic. 🙂

If you love ribbon as much as I do and loved this project…check out these projects you are sure to enjoy, as well, that are all Ribbon-iftic!

Ragamuffin Garland
Ribbon Table Runner
High Chair Ribbon Skirt

Happy Creating!

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  1. Allyson
    Posted June 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Where Can I find this type of rope?
    Thanks for the step by step instructions!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

      Hi Allyson! Thank you so much for your question. You can find twine like this at any craft store. You could also use Baker’s Twine for this adorable garland. We have Baker’s Twine right here at The Ribbon Retreat. You can find it HERE! Thank you so much Allyson and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. carrie
    Posted September 24, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    I’m trying this with twine, but i can’t seem to tighten the ribbon enough. It looks good and tight, but when i move on to the next knot, the first is already releasing…did you have this issue at all with rope?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:26 am | Permalink

      Hi Carrie! Thank you for your comment! Yes, I did struggle a little bit making sure my ribbon was nice and tight. In fact, my fingers were pretty tired by the end…but it was worth it. You could always add a little dot of hot glue to your twine or to your ribbon to make sure that the ribbon stays where you would like it to be. Thank you Carrie and good luck! Have a great rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Sarah
    Posted September 13, 2015 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    do you think this could work for a high chair banner? It would go around the high chair as decor for a birthday party?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sarah! What a fun idea! Yes, I think this Ribbon Garland would look amazing as a high chair banner and then you could always use it as a decoration for your home when it is done dressing up your high chair! Thank you for your question and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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