Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament

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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.

Supplies Needed:
3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Red and Emerald
1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Emerald
Beads (ANY kind you want)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Scissors
Needle & Embroidery Thread
Alligator Clip
Felt

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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.

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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.

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Step 3: Make your next loop and thread the needle through the center. Try to make each row of loops even. For my first row each loop is about 1.5″ so the base of my tree is 3″.

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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.

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Step 5: Continue making loops and threading your beads onto the needle. If you are using smaller beads you may want to use several inbetween each set of loops.

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Step 6: Continue making your tree and adding your beads until you are at the top of the tree. Make your top 2-3 loops without any beads inbetween them.

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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.

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Step 8: Tie a loop with your thread. This is the part you are going to use to hang your ornament. Cut off the excess thread at the top.

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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.

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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.

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Step 11: Glue your bow at the top loop on your tree and you’re finished!

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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!

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