Monday, December 13, 2010

Ribbon Wrapped Tree

OK, I'll admit it, trees are my favorite holiday decoration.  I really like the shape of the cone and I love how the different textures and colors work together.  I bought 2 cardboard tree forms at Hobby Lobby on super sale and have been staring at them trying to figure out what to do.  Then I found this ribbon that looked like a disco ball and decided I would wrap the tree in 2 kinds of ribbon.  I tried doing it other ways, but it wasn't turning out nice.  So I decided to alternate the ribbons and create a stripe.  I almost gave up all together and just glittered the whole thing, but I am so glad I didn't give up. I have one more left and am working on one more tree this year too so stay tuned!

I first did a dry run by cutting my ribbon and taping it in place to make sure everything was the right size.  I used 4 spools of ribbon I think it was 9 feet long. I got it at joanns.

(very sparkly ribbon. the first pic doesn't show off the sparkle)

I started at the top and worked my way down to the bottom.  I overlapped each row a tiny bit so no cardboard was peeking out.  I hot glued one side of the ribbon down first and wrapped the ribbon around the cone and hot glued the end down.  I tried to make sure the seams were all on one side of the tree.  It was pretty simple to do, mapping it out was the hardest part and it took a long time. Gluing only took 20 minutes, and was so fun.  I love hot glue guns!!!

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6 comments:

Jennifer said...

oooh! I've never seen one like this before! Gotta love a good ribbon tree =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Sophie {Red Dust Love} said...

Ohh how clever! Loving your blog as I am a bit of an orange fan too! Following now.

Tina said...

Great idea... again!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

thanks ladies! and welcome Sophie!!

Lauren Bird said...

What a great idea. With so many cone trees around the blog land lately...yours stand out!

I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and check out my 1st giveaway!

http://theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com/2010/12/v8-ambition-giveaway.html

Stacy said...

Trees are becoming my favorite too after your posts! Thanks for linking up again :)

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