How to Make a Ribbon Christmas Tree From Stuff Around the House

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Come on over to see how to make these adorable Ribbon Christmas trees with stuff you probably already have laying around the house. There are so many variations, pallet wood, scrap lumber, old strips of fabric. I can't wait to see what else can be done.
Since the internet ATE MY POST from last year I had to rewrite the whole post. So here it is. "How to make RIBBON Christmas Trees" from stuff you might have laying around the house!
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These Ribbon Christmas trees are so easy to make! You will be wondering why you had not made them already!
This is all stuff I had laying around the house. Some old driftwood pieces, some shishkabob skewers and some ribbon from Goodwill.
I simply drilled a small hole in my wood and dropped some glue in the hole to help stabilize the post.

But DON'T do the GLUE yet!!!!

You need to be able to keep the skewer out for a bit while using your ribbon.

Believe me I tried it both ways...much easier to work with the ribbon

without it glued into the base yet.
I gathered my ribbon and laid it out like a folded flat Christmas tree.

This is the easiest way I have found to work this out.

You have to decided how full you want your tree to be and you can

gather that by how long your skewer is and how many folds you want in your tree.
Once I had it to where I wanted it I used the pointy end of the skewer to poke through the

ribbon. I like to use the ribbon with the wire along the edges so that it makes it easier to

hold the shape.
Once you are happy with the overall shape you can NOW GLUE your post in.

let it sit and when the glue is dry you can start working the ribbon into how you want it.
As a finishing touch I just cut out some stars out of scrapbooking

paper and glued them onto the skewers.
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