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