Learn How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree! The ribbon is one of the most important parts of the Christmas tree! It gives pops of color or pattern all over the tree and brings the entire design together. Sometimes it can be tedious, though!!
I’m going to show you three EASY ways to put ribbon on a Christmas tree! I’m going to tell you exactly how to do it and what type of ribbon you need. (Spoiler alert: There are NO PIPE CLEANERS involved!!) All of these ways are so easy, it’s hard to choose which method to use!
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How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree
1st Method: Wrap and Tuck
For this first method, you’ll need a four-inch wired ribbon, but you could use three-inch if that’s what you can find or prefer. How much ribbon you’ll need will depend on how tall your tree is. ALWAYS buy more than you think you’ll need. I bought four rolls and used every bit, even though I thought it would be too much ribbon! It wasn’t!
First, very loosely wrap the ribbon around the tree from top to bottom just like in the photo. (This part will look a bit silly, but we’re not done yet!) After you’ve wrapped all of the ribbons, go through from top to bottom and tuck the ribbon inward into the branches about every 9-12 inches.
This will make the ribbon wind in and out of the branches and still give you SO much color and pattern on your tree! Keep in mind, this method uses more ribbon than the other methods. So, if you’re trying to save money on the ribbon, you might want to try one of the other ways!
2nd Method: Tuck and Twist
This is such a fun way to put the ribbon on your tree!! It adds bulk to a tree and looks whimsical, too! For this, I used 4” wired ribbon. The amount of ribbon you’ll need will depend on how tall your tree is.
For this step, I cut the ribbon into two to three-foot sections. I started at the top by tucking one end of the ribbon into the branches and twisted it around a few times (just like one does with party streamers!) before tucking the bottom of the ribbon below.
This method creates vertical twists of ribbon throughout your tree! I love the texture it adds, and I love that no pipe cleaners are involved!
3rd Method: Segmented Pouf
This last method is certainly the easiest!! It uses the least amount of ribbon, too, if you’re trying to stretch your decorating dollars! For the Segmented Pouf method, I used 4 inches wired ribbon.
- Step one: cut all your ribbon into foot-long sections.
- Step two: Simply fold the ribbon in half so both ends are touching.
- Step three: stick it in the tree, wherever you like. Step four: Fluff up the loop that’s sticking out! That’s it! It’s so easy and you can choose however much ribbon you use. This method looks like your ribbon is winding and looping all over your tree, but it’s not! They are all separate poufs.
I LOVE this look and it is the look I’ll be using on my own tree this year!!
Here’s an insider tip: you DO NOT have to put the ribbon on the back of the tree if it’s against the wall! No one will see it and it’s less time and less ribbon you’ll use.
Putting Ribbon On A Christmas Tree Tutorial
I hope these three methods of putting ribbon on a Christmas tree have helped you!! I always want my tree to be filled with ribbon, but I never have wanted to have to spend time dealing with twist ties, thin wire, or pipe cleaners to put the ribbon on.
My three methods are super-fast and easy, allowing you and your family to get to the fun part sooner: the ornaments!! I’d love to see photos of your trees where you’ve used my ribbon methods!
Tag me in your Instagram photos and I’ll check them out! (I’m @passion4savings.) I can’t wait to see them and have a happy holiday season!!