In this post, learn how to use shades of green and brown scrap ribbon to emulate the welcoming branches of a Christmas tree. Crafters of all ages will enjoy making primitive Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments to gift or keep this holiday season.
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Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments
My oldest son received his first pair of sneakers with laces this week! He is incredibly excited to learn how to tie his shoes. To help him practice, we spent some time today creating Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments. The ornaments are lovely and we can’t wait to give them away to friends and family. More importantly, they helped my son master the first step in shoe tying.
To make this craft you will need:
After gathering supplies, show children how to tie the scraps of ribbon down the twig or cinnamon stick. I’ve found that wide ribbons, tied into loose knots, give the best coverage. For best results, bunch the ribbons close together. The ribbons will bend and slightly overlap. Gently tug them into place until you are satisfied with their placement.
Use sharp scissors to trim the ribbon scraps into the shape of a Christmas tree. If desired, melt the edges of the ribbons with a match so the ribbon doesn’t fray.
I happen to adore how a little fray gives the ornaments a more primitive look. (I even tugged a little more at the edges of the ribbon to make this happen!)
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments are beautifully rustic and simple. They look especially cute dangling from the Christmas tree or a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix!
More Christmas Ornaments
Click the images below to view more timeless Christmas ornaments.