Ribbon and the Christmas Tree

2 Materials
2 Hours
Let's talk about putting ribbon on a Christmas tree. Ribbon has taken over the Christmas scene instead of what was called garland. You know the kind, shiny silver or gold metallic, colored beads or strung popcorn. How do you put ribbon on your tree? Wrap it around and around the tree? Where do you start and stop? Or do you string it in long strands from the top?
What you will need:
Ribbon(s) of choice
Yard Stick or ruler

My tree is nine foot tall and really skinny, so wrapping or elongating the ribbon, just does not work for this tree. See how the ribbon weaves and loops in out of the tree. Below is how I achieved that look. Of note, you must purchase the ribbon that is wired on the sides. The width really doesn't matter. I used two sizes on this tree.  
​ ribbon anywhere from 18" to 20". You really don't want the lengths to be exactly all the same.
#2. Fold the cut piece of ribbon in half.
#3. Twist the ribbon at the fold, two or three times tightly.
#4. Bow the ribbon as shown. 
#5. Tuck the twisted part of the ribbon into the tree, and make the bowed part look like a loop on the tree.
I'm thinking I like this new look!

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