Have you ever wondered how to add ribbon to your Christmas tree? Well, this post is for you! Today, I’m sharing a tutorial on how to add ribbon to your tree – the easy way!
By popular demand, today I’m sharing how I add ribbon to my Christmas trees! It’s super simple and couldn’t be any easier to do.
All you need is wired ribbon that’s easy to bend – seriously, that’s it! I made the mistake a few years ago of buying a ribbon that was more of a paper material – it was so difficult to shape. So definitely look for the most pliable ribbon possible.
How to Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree
I start by cutting off 1-2 foot sections of ribbon and then I tuck it into the inside of the tree, making sure to bend an internal branch around it.
I know that other people use pins to keep the ribbon in place but I just wrap tree branches around my ribbon. The simpler the better is my motto!
Then I grab a section about 6 inches lower and make a “pouf”. I tuck the new pinched together part into the tree and again, wrap a branch around it.
Then I repeat that process until the end. Sometimes I leave the tail out and sometimes I tuck it in. I tend to do it straight down my tree but it’s also really easy to follow the same process and curve it around the tree, tucking it back and forth to create some movement.
Sometimes, when I tuck it into the tree, the “pouf” can get wrinkly – it’s super easy to fix that! This is where having a pliable ribbon helps – it makes it much easier to shape as you go.
All you have to do it straight it out. As long as it’s got a tree branch wrapped tightly around it, it will stay in place as you shape it.
Types of Ribbon to Use
I follow this same process with all of the different ribbon I use on the tree. On this tree, I used this wide, glittery white ribbon, gold + sparkly mesh ribbon and a super wide, pale blue netting with “snow” scattered around it.
I like to take smaller sections of ribbon and just make single poufs to tuck into the tree as well. I did it both ways with this mesh ribbon (which was SO easy to use!).
This mesh netting with the snow attached to it is so pretty too! For this one, I also followed the same technique that I outlined above.
You can see how I added ribbon to my trees last year with my classic red and green dining room tree post and blush and white foyer tree post.
Once I’m done with the ribbon on this tree, I added in my flower picks, some feather strands and my bow on top of the tree. I made some more poufs with that gold mesh ribbon and that was it! The tree is so beautiful in person, I feel like the pictures don’t even do it justice!
I hope this tutorial for how to add ribbon to a Christmas tree was helpful! Looking for more holiday content? You can check it all out right here!