I like to make a Christmas gift for our teachers along with giving them a gift card. I saw a ribbon tree in an ad a few weeks ago and thought it would be fun to make. This is the one I made last night. I basically followed the directions for the Michael’s ribbon tree but used a small red ornament instead of a star at the top. The ribbon I used ranged from 3/8 to 7/8 of an inch. I really like how it turned out. It took me about an hour to create. I think the next ones will be faster because I know what I am doing now. One ribbon tree done and three more to go before Thursday!
My tips for this craft:
– Many of the directions I saw online said to start with a white Styrofoam cone and paint it with acrylic paint. You can just go to the floral section and get a Styrofoam cone that is already green. At my Michaels store they were the same price.
– Use sequin pins. They are small but hold well and are relatively inexpensive.
– Make sure all your ribbon is cut to the same length (doesn’t have to be exact but close).
– Make sure you have sharp scissors to cut the ribbon.
– Push the pins down at an angle not straight into the Styrofoam. This will secure the ribbon better.
I think this will be today’s Project 365 photo.
Happy scrapping until next time.