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.
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Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments
Shades of green and brown ribbon emulate the welcoming branches of a Christmas tree. Kids of all ages will especially enjoy spending time outdoors to collect their sticks.
1. Show children how to tie the scraps of ribbon down the stick. I’ve found that wide ribbons, tied into loose knots give the best coverage. For best results, bunch the ribbons close together.
READER TIP: Use cinnamon sticks instead of sticks for a festive, scented tree ornament!
2. Trim the ribbon scraps into the shape of a Christmas tree. Optional: After trimming, 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!
3. Use the hot glue to secure a loop of twine to the top of the tree so the ornament can hang, or simply tie it on.
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Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments are beautifully rustic and simple. They make a great gift for teachers and look especially cute dangling from the Christmas tree or a jar of homemade hot chocolate mix!