Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Crafty Kind Of Christmas : Ribbon Tree


This was my first craft project for this Christmas Season. It was inspired by another post on pinterest, but I love seeing something and making it mine. I don't always follow other's instructions, and like to go off an idea and do it "my way".

Here is what I used:
2 wired ribbons (I have one that is white w/ pink polka dot with silver shimmer, and one that is a bright pink with silver edging)
Something for a topper
A cone (I used a Styrofoam cone)
Paper to coordinate with the ribbon to cover the cone
Hot glue

Basic Instructions:
1.Cover cone in paper.
2. Cut ribbon in strips starting at 1" all the way to 4" for the tree. I started at the top. Other's start at the bottom.I would spread a strip of hot glue around the top glue the strips of ribbon. Then add a dollop of glue on each strip and loop up to glue the ends together for each strip.
3. The next layer will be the same but about 1/2 an inch or so down from the top ribbon , and the ribbon will be about 1/2 an inch or so longer.
4. Continue the same pattern until the end of cone. I had a few "gaps" between each row of ribbon.... but you can't tell by looking at it. The ribbon fills in.

I will be making another one of these for a gift for a secret Santa project at work, and will do a pictorial on the steps. BUT... don't wait for that! Try your hand at making it your own! I encourage you to check out pinterest (search "Christmas diy", and just drool at all the beauty!

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