Valentine’s Day Ribbon Tree

Valentine's Day Ribbon Tree - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I decorated in my house for Valentine’s Day and there was one little spot that was missing some “love” or some pink and red. 🙂

I had a styrofoam tree left from my Ruffled Ribbon Christmas Tree project and lots of Valentine’s Day Ribbons so I thought why not make a Valentine’s Day tree for that little spot?


Styrofoam Tree
Hot Glue
Button (optional)

I grabbed all the ribbons I wanted in a bunch of different sizes.

I cut the ribbons into three inch strips. I did about 10 of each type of ribbon. I ended up having to go back and cut more for some, but it really depends on what look you are going for.

I used these ribbons –

Journal Red/White Saddle Stitch Ribbon in 3/8″
Love Valentine’s Day Ribbon in 3/8″
Hot Pink Stripes Ribbon in 3/8″
Red Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 1 1/2″
Smooches Valentine’s Day Ribbon in 1 1/2″
Red/White Hearts Ribbon in 7/8″
Baby Pink/Pink Pink Passion Dots in 7/8″

Then I folded the strips in half and sewed them together. I sewed them one after another.

I used whatever thread I had in my sewing machine, but it would probably be better to use a coordinating color. 🙂

Once you are done, you will have a long strip of ribbons.

Cut the thread to separate all the sewn ribbon.

Now we’re ready for gluing!

Put a generous amount of hot glue on the ribbon and place onto the styrofoam tree.

I overlapped the ribbon a little bit. You can even go back and add more on top of the ones already glued in the same line.

Continue gluing on each line and adding rows above each finished row.

Try to cover the stitch line in the ribbon. And like I said before, if you see a stitch line you don’t like, just add more ribbon. 🙂

I finished off the tree with a little flower using the leftover ribbon.

I added a button using hot glue to the center of the flower for some embellishment.

Valentine's Day Ribbon Tree - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Then I hot glued the flower to the top of the tree.

Valentine's Day Ribbon Tree - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

All Done!

It definitely adds a little “love” to my living room!

This coming week, I will show a few of the things I did to my living room to celebrate Valentine’s Day with product from The Ribbon Retreat.

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  1. Posted February 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    This is adorable. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, I have seen similar ribbon trees in the past and wondered how to do it.

  2. Lanae
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE this, Shirley!! What a great way to use up that extra Valentine’s Ribbon!!

  3. becky
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Super cute I will have to make that for next year!! Do you have any cute half bow ideas for st pat’s day? I am trying to plan ahead so I can get a few to friends but am stuck on ideas. Let me know

    • Shirley
      Posted February 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

      Becky – I have my St. Patrick’s Day ribbon ordered and on it’s way! As soon as V-Day is passed, I will have some bows up and I will definitely put up some half bows for you!

  4. Jeanne
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    That is so cute

  5. Posted January 18, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Oh, I love this! Would you mind if I include this in my valentines post of various crafts for valentines, with a photo and a link back to your blog?

    • Shirley
      Posted January 18, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Thanks Carmen! I would love it if you do. 🙂

  6. Posted February 5, 2015 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Lovely Post . I like it .

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 5, 2015 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      Thank you so much!

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