Are you looking to Have you ever wondered how to get your ribbon on your Christmas tree to look perfect? Today I will answer that question and provide a full guide on how to set it up and how to make it look perfect. I will show you how I’m able to add ribbon to a Christmas tree by wrapping it around and tucking it. The end result will give it that tufted, random look that will fill out the tree and make it look perfect.
First off, we will talk about how to choose the right ribbon. As a rule of thumb, always overestimate the length you will need, as you almost always need more than you initially think to provide ample tree coverage. Once I had a narrow 2-meter tall tree which took 11 meters of 65mm ribbon. This might be surprising but you don’t want to have too little. It’s nice to have some ribbon left over as you can have coordinating presents with the tree. I would suggest using a wired ribbon for this type of decoration. You can use other types but you will find them harder to manage and work with. When choosing the width, I would suggest 65mm but 40mm will do too. For a standard tree size, I would not suggest going under 40mm or over 100mm.
Now just before we begin with the ribbon you will want to make sure you have ornaments ready. You will also want to put on your lights for the tree before adding the ribbon to it. Once that is completed you are ready to begin.
Decorating your tree is fun, a great opportunity to express your creativity and spend a lovely time with the kids.
You can definitely show off your design personality with lights, ribbons, bows, ornaments and toppers. A spool of double face satin ribbon or grosgrain ribbon will make a beautiful addition to your Tannenbaum.
So, how can you incorporate some ribbons into your Christmas tree decoration?
There are endless ribbon designs, colors and materials to be used for Christmas tree decoration. The options are limitless! So, your options for adding ribbons onto your Christmas tree are really limited as your imagination.
Ribbons are quite versatile for Christmas tree decorating. Whether you want to go with a traditional Christmas or create an elaborate wonderland, you can use ribbon on your Christmas tree to set the stage. Ribbons come in many different colors and materials, so your options for incorporating ribbon onto your Christmas tree are really only as limited as your imagination. Follow our tutorial, then consult some of these tips and techniques from decorators and interior designers for inspiration.
Ribbons come in a variety of colors, widths and different materials. Wired ribbon works best when formed in loops and bows, it will hold their shape.
How much ribbon will you need? Consider scale and your personal preference: Depending on the size and shape of the tree, you may need more ribbon for a fuller, rich look. And if you have any leftover ribbon, use it to decorate wrapped presents under the tree.
Ribbons come in all colors, measurements, and variety of materials. Wired ribbon works best—when formed in loops and bows, it will hold their shape. As for the width, 2 1/2 inches to five inches is ideal. How much ribbon will you need? A rule of thumb is at least 9 feet of ribbon per foot of tree, so a 7-foot Christmas tree will need 63 feet of garland. Consider scale and your personal preference: Depending on the size and shape of the tree, you may need more ribbon for a fuller, rich look. And if you have any leftover ribbon, use it to decorate wrapped presents under the tree.
On the following day, add the lights and decorate. When planning for Christmas tree lights, the general rule is to allow one strand of lights for every foot of the tree. Of course, you can add more lights too.
IMPORTANT TIP: test every strand before you begin.
When adding the strands
When adding the strands of lights, always begin with the female end at the very top of the tree. Then, as you work your way down, gently pull the three entwined wires open and then twist them back together around boughs and branches. This keeps the lights in place.
The last thing about the lights – don’t forget to weave them in towards the centre of the tree and back out again. This makes the decorated tree glow from top to bottom, inside and out.