Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ribbon Christmas Tree Decor

I start to get very excited this time of year, don't you? It's the time when I can start to think about how I am going to decorate for my favorite holiday this year. I get excited over the slightest bit of holiday cheer around here! Well, one night recently I got the urge to create something Christmas-y. Not having a specific idea, or having purchased any supplies recently, I gathered up everything I could find in my ribbon and fabric box, along with an old empty red frame and got to work.
First, I used the glass from the frame to cut out a piece of 5x7 cardstock as a backing for whatever I was about to do.
Then, I hot glued some of my favorite black gingham fabric to the card stock.
Next, I cut ribbon into little slices and folded them in half, securing the cut ends together with a dot of hot glue.
I glued folded ribbon pairs onto the gingham backing in the iconic Christmas tree branch shapes, until I had a full tree.
Then I simply added a little red bow as a tree topper and I was done!
I spent absolutely NO money, and have a happy little tree to adorn some lucky shelf in my house. This being my first little Christmas decoration this year gets me all excited to do more and more. A little Christmas tree may be making an appearance in my dining room this week, despite my husband's obvious chagrin. Oh, and wouldn't these look fabulous sewed onto a sweet bib or onesie for Christmas? How about a forest of ribbon trees on a big girl shirt? I might have to get my needle and thread out and pull something together for one of my daughters Christmas outfits, if you come up with something great, be sure to link it to our Flickr page, on the sidebar!

I'll be linking to these parties this week. Hope to see you and your inspiring holiday ideas there!

Happy Thursday,

13 comments:

Madigan at madiganmade November 18, 2010 at 5:47 AM  

This is so simple, yet darling! Great way to use up scraps.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too November 18, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

I saw this & I said "Awwwww!" So cute. This one will be passed down through the generations one day.

Tiffany November 18, 2010 at 6:35 AM  

This is adorable! LOVE it!

Jessica November 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM  

Patrice! You know I have a ton of handmade gifts to make...chalk this one down. Thanks for the idea!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya November 18, 2010 at 7:34 AM  

so very cute!!!

TBonesMom November 18, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

I live in a tiny apartment, but this is small enough (and easy enough) to be doable. It just may be my newest decoration too!

Nicely done!

brlracincwgrl November 18, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

This is super cute!

Carol November 18, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

This is too cute! Can't beat those cute and time-conscious projects to fill in the holes.

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Carol November 18, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

This is too cute! Can't beat those cute and time-conscious projects to fill in the holes.

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Amanda November 19, 2010 at 6:53 AM  

Happy Friday! I love this! I featured you today on my blog toptwentthings.blogspot.com I would love for you to stop by and grab a button!

Amanda

DANA November 29, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

Kolein November 29, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

these are the cutest things! what a great gift idea or a craft to do with the kiddies!!!! I love 'em!

you've got me inspired!

thank you!!!!

~Kolein
kitchentableproductions.blogspot.com

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch November 29, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

Just wanted to stop by to let you know I featured you over at Crafts & Sutch today! Please stop by to take a peek and grab a SUTCH an Inspiration button! :)

Thank you so much for sharing!
Erin :)

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