How To Decorate A Christmas Tree With Ribbon

How To Decorate A Christmas Tree With Ribbon | Curbly #christmas #holiday #ribbon #nontraditional #unique
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

I love a unique Christmas tree. Don't get me wrong, a classic evergreen tree with white lights and red ornaments is great too… but there's something so exciting about a non-traditional tree with interesting colors and unusual decorations. So today I'm going to teach you how to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon! Read on to check out my tips and tricks for creating a stunning, colorful ribbon tree.     



How To Decorate A Christmas Tree With Ribbon | Curbly #christmas #holiday #ribbon #nontraditional #unique
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher


  • Magenta tulle, 6 inches wide
  • Aqua tulle, 6 inches wide
  • Gold sparkle ribbon, 1.5
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Celebrate the 4th of July with this Patriotic Ribbon Photo Backdrop

4th of July! Patriotic Ribbon Photo Backdrop

4th of July is my favorite holiday, and it's the perfect time of year to host a party with friends, whether you're indoors or outdoors. What does every party need? A photo backdrop! Make a simple patriotic ribbon photo backdrop that looks like an American flag to celebrate the 4th of July and take memorable photos! 


4th of July! Patriotic Ribbon Photo Backdrop

Using red, white and blue thick ribbon in various patterns, you can create a very unique backdrop for photos that resembles an American flag with a homemade vintage, rustic feel. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Bridal Bouquet That’ll Last Forever

Learn how to make this life-like floral bouquet - perfect for the bride who wants to plan ahead

Why hello there, wedding season! If you’re currently planning or have planned a wedding before, you know that there are a million little details to consider. Centerpieces, wedding favors, planning a menu that is considerate of everyone’s dietary needs, seating arrangements that keep peace in the family – the list could go on forever. Flowers are a huge part of weddings, but fresh flowers generally need to be picked up day of, adding to your already huge to-do list. Continue Reading

DIY Custom Gift Bags from Wrapping Paper

How to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper
How to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper
Photo: M.E. Russell

Don't you love the feeling when you wrap a present just right? All the corners fold in perfectly, the tape isn't wrinkled, and you successfully tie a bow without it being lopsided. It basically feels like a Christmas miracle. On the flip side, sometimes the gift you're trying to wrap is just too awkward or too weirdly shaped, and trying to wrap it turns into an existential crisis of tape and paper cuts. Continue Reading

How to: Make Silk Ribbon Rosettes

created at: 07/19/2012
This week I’m sharing a series of DIY projects using ribbon from the nice folks at Midori Ribbon. You can check out the first three projects here. A today, I’m embellishing a chevron pillow cover with beautiful pink ribbon! When I saw Midori’s Silk Dupioni ribbon, I knew it would make beautiful rosettes. The ribbon itself has a lot of texture and movement, and it was easy to work into a rosette. I plan to use the pillow as an accent pillow in my daughter Ayla’s bedroom, as the colors and feel of the pillow pair well with the color palette of her bedroom. Continue Reading

How to: Make a DIY Colorful Chic Ribbon Chandelier

created at: 07/18/2012

All this week I’m doing a series of DIY projects with colorful ribbon. Today I’m sharing an easy DIY I made for my daughter’s closet. Read on to find out how to make this fun, colorful pendant lamp!
The lights in all our closets consist of bare exposed bulbs, with nothing more; they’re plain-jane. I wanted to create something with a touch of whimsy for Ayla’s closet, because even at 3-years-old, she spends quite a bit of time in there, changing clothes, planning outfits, and reading. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Diamond Ribbon Lampshade

Midori Ribbon DIY Diamond Ribbon LampThis week I’m excited to be sharing a series of DIY projects involving the beautiful color, texture, and flowing shapes of ribbon. I’m thrilled that the folks at Midori Ribbon offered to work with me to let me explore some creative ways to use their gorgeous products. Read on to find out how to make this diamond ribbon lampshade!

For this lampshade, I wanted to create something with clean lines, and a classic pattern. The diamond pattern I chose loosely mimicked the lines of this rug that will be a focus in our daughter Ayla’s new bedroom. Continue Reading

How to: Make a Ruffled Ribbon Lampshade

created at: 07/16/2012
There’s something exquisite about spools of ribbon. They are the final touch on gifts, the last detail at the end of Pippi Longstocking’s braids, and the very magic of a may pole. When the people at Midori Ribbon got in touch with us about doing a series of DIY ribbon projects, I jumped. And, when we looked at their web site and the lovely of these ribbons, I jumped a little higher. Read on for the first in a series of step-by-step tutorials. Continue Reading

Make It: Mini Wreath Ornaments

created at: 12/13/2011

This mini wreath ornament requires few supplies: Yarn.  Ribbon.  And a bathroom decor staple?   Shower curtain rings make this ornament an inexpensive and simple DIY holiday project.  Katie Brown of Smile Like You Mean It grabbed a pack of cheap-o curtain rings and spruced them up with colorful yarn and some creativity.

created at: 12/13/2011

Katie also did the research for us on what yarn-wrapping method had the best results, as well as different yarn options depending on what look you are going for. Continue Reading

How To: Make Easy Custom Gift Tags with Ribbon

created at: 11/14/2011

The season of gift-giving is fast approaching, and if your family is anything like mine, we like to make sure all the out-of-towners get their Christmas gifts while they are visiting for Thanksgiving.  And since a drive/flight home usually results in crushed boxes and torn gift tags, I thought I’d make some that were a little more suitcase friendly while being easy enough for any gift-giving occasion.   Easy projects are the best holiday projects, and this is certainly one of those.  Continue Reading