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A Coastal Christmas Theme with a Christmas Tree Ribbon Hack Video

Learn this easy trick to how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree. I’ve included a simple Christmas tree ribbon hack video too!

I’ve always been amazed at the time and energy some people put into creating gorgeous, full, Christmas trees. Can I be honest? I’ve never had the energy (or time) to spend ALL day decorating  a Christmas tree. This year, I’ve learned a little ribbon hack that has changed everything! I can’t wait to share how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree with a coastal Christmas theme and a ribbon hack video.

coastal Christmas theme with blues and natural colors

If you are here from Jen’s blog Noting Grace, then welcome. Jen has fabulous farmhouse style and so many fantastic DIY’s.

I’ve always loved Christmas trees with a lot of ribbon. I don’t, however, love to add ribbon to a tree. Is it just me or does it seem so labor intensive? Maybe I’m just being dramatic, or maybe I’m just lazy!

Make sure to watch my ribbon hack video. If you would prefer to read the steps, check out my super simple tutorial below.

Two ways to fake the look of a full roll weaved in and out of the Christmas tree:

  1. Use a three to four foot piece of ribbon to strategically place in the tree with the center being pushed or folded into the tree (making it look like two swoops)
  2. Cut two smaller 2 foot pieces of ribbon and staple them together on each end. Bend them into half circles, “fluff them a little” and then stick them into the bare spots in the tree. This is the method I used for this tree.

The key to creating a beautifully decorated tree with flowing ribbon is using ribbon with wire. You don’t have to used wired ribbon if you don’t have it, but it helps maintain the shape and makes this ribbon hack a little easier.

How to add ribbon to a Christmas tree

  1. Start at the top of the tree and using either 3-4 foot ribbon or two 2 foot ribbon pieces, place them in the open spots weaving in and out of the branches.
  2. Continue putting ribbon around the tree making sure that the ribbon is evenly placed.
  3. Mix the different types of ribbon together for a fuller effect.

You can make this ribbon hack as simple or as ornate as you want it! For a really full tree, use the 2 foot and 4 foot method!

Wasn’t that ribbon hack easy? I wish I had know about the Christmas tree ribbon trick a long time ago.

coastal Christmas theme with blues and natural colors

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This year I wanted to create a coastal Christmas theme with different shades of blue and lots of natural jute colors!

coastal Christmas theme with blues and natural colors
coastal Christmas theme with blues and natural colors
Coastal Christmas Tree theme

I hope this ribbon hack has given you a tool to create your own “professionally decorated” Christmas tree. Stick around because I’ve got loads of other Christmas decor hacks and crafts.

How to put ribbon on a Christmas tree

Stick around and check out a few other bloggers Christmas DIY’s. Next on the list is Bree, The Homemaking Momma, with her handmade felt garland.

2018 Christmas I DIYed That Home Tour

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Ann @ Live The Old Way

Tuesday 25th of December 2018

That is so pretty! I love the ribbon trick. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Homestead Blog Hop. Please come back again soon!

Shelley @ Calypso in the Country

Friday 21st of December 2018

Just to let you know, I featured your post this week at Best of the Weekend! Stop by tonight to see your features and the others. Merry Christmas! Shelley

Kathryn Griffin

Monday 17th of December 2018

It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash: Have a beautiful week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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