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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Ribbon Tree:.

So, I saw this tree on a friend's blog, made out of scrapbook paper.

Then I saw it in a Micahel's ad made out of ribbon.

Both are super cute, but I opted for the ribbon look!

What you're going to need:

- styrofoam cone
- ribbon
- hot glue/gun
- scissors

I held up my ribbon, looped, at the bottom of the tree to see how long I wanted my loops to be. You're going to want to work from the bottom up. I also recommend using the fatter ribbon towards the bottom, and going skinnier as you move to the top of the cone.

I cut some ribbon to that size.

Then I used hot glue to glue the ends together.

Next you start gluing a layer around the bottom of your cone.

Continue doing this as you move up the tree. This picture is about halfway.

When you get to the top, you can do whatever you want. I put a string of ribbon around the top to hide the edges. I didn't have a cute star to pop on top, so I just made a loopy thing out of ribbon. I'm sure you could find lots of fun things to put at the top! I didn't get too creative - I was tired and I really just wanted to concentrate on Glee. (Anyone else a GLEEK??)

And done!

I think it turned out really cute. We don't really have anywhere to put it in our house, so I decided to be all nice and generous with the Christmas spirit and make it part of the giveaway I'm doing at Making the World Cuter. Want to get your hands on it? Head on over there! She's doing a bunch of giveaways starting November 30th. That was yesterday....so hurry!

(My sister also made a couple. Instead of using hot glue to put the ribbon on, she used small pins with flat heads. That would take out a step and make it even faster to make!)


  1. that tree is adorable.

    and yes - I live for Glee, too!! {I have a crush on Puck}

  2. I am sooo making a couple of those! I am all for easy and inexpensive! Thanks for the tutorial!! Come visit me at my blog sometime :)

  3. I am obsessed with RIBBON right now ... and I need a non-breakable centerpiece for the dining room ... I think I've found a WINNER :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! I have enough ribbon to do this! I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next couple of days. grab my button.

  5. Very cute and I love that you used ribbon.

  6. Oh I love it! Did it take very long? I made a tree out of pinecones once and it took forever! Love your tree!

  7. Very cute, I actually entered that giveaway so maybe that tree will be coming to my house soon☺ Actually it was the magnetic stand you made that really caught my eye, that's super cute too.

  8. That tree is so cute. :) I entered to win it over at Making the World Cuter, lol. :)


  9. Oh I love your tree! I recently made a ribbon ornament that is the same style as your tree. I used the straight pen technique. It was a lengthy process but worth the result. Now I must try your project. :) Thanks for sharing your tree!
    God's blessings, Sarah :D

  10. Very cute! I saw this on Michael's website too and I bought the tree cone, but haven't started the project yet.

  11. LUV it - my tree and wreath colors this year are red, green and white so your colors are PURFECT!

  12. Man, I should really start making some Christmas decorations. All we've got is a tree, a wreath, and some of those light up glass blocks. It's a bit sad, really. A bunch of these would look super cute on my mantle!

  13. this is cute. It looks very time consuming. I am a gleek! I watdch it on fancast because then I can do it on my owne time making sure I can "concentrate" :)

  14. Adorable! I saw some of these at victoria's secret and was thinking about making them...
    BTW, I'm a gleek, too.

  15. So cute! And Hobby Lobby has ribbon half off at the moment so I think I'll be making this tomorrow night while hubby works overtime. Love it - thank you for sharing!!


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