Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament
Contributor post by Danielle at Korker Krazy
Christmas will be here before we know it! So, today I'm going to show you how to make this adorable Christmas Tree Ornament.
Step 1: Cut a long piece of your embroidery thread and fold it in half. Loop the needle through the ribbon and tie the open ends into a knot. Cut a small piece of felt (You can use any color you would like to) and hot glue the knotted end of your thread to it.
Step 2: Heat seal one end of your 3/8" Emerald ribbon. Make a loop 1.5" long and using lightly glue it down. Thread your needle all the way through the center that you glued. The piece of felt is now at the bottom of your Christmas tree.
Tip: If you want to make a bigger tree increase the length of this first loop. Remember, your tree will be double the size you choose for this loop.
Step 4: Thread your first bead onto the needle. Continue with your next set of loops. Each time you make a new set of loops make them a little smaller, so your ribbon forms into the shape of a Christmas Tree.
Step 7: For your last loop cut the ribbon and fold it in half before threading the needle through. Heat seal the end before folding it. Cut your needle off of the thread and tie a few knots down to the top of the tree.
Step 9: Make a bow for the top of your tree. Cut 4" of Red 3/8" Grosgrain ribbon. Loop your ribbon into an awareness ribbon shape. Push the loop down to form your bow.
Step 10: Use your thread to wrap the center of the bow and tie off. Once your bow is secure you can gently pull on the loops and tails to form them how you want. Now, wrap the thread with your 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. Heat seal both ends and use hot glue to secure the ribbon.
I had so much fun making this cute ornament and I can't wait to hang it on my tree. I'm planning on making a few more with different size beads!