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!!!