I love those ribbons. To adorn a gift, a Christmas tree, a stocking, a wreath, a garland. Or anything that needs to be enlivened. To brighten the season.
I like to mix metallic ribbons with more dull elements like nuts, cinnamon sticks, berries and evergreen branches. Together, they make a rustic and graceful embellishment for any Christmas item.
Tutorial for the ribbon ornaments
You will need:
- Metallic ribbon (1’’ to 1 1/2’’ wide is great)
- Ribbon thinner than your metallic ribbon (approximately 1/4’’ wide)
- Decorating items : cinnamon sticks (broken into pieces), whole nuts (almonds, hazelnuts…), evergreen (natural or artificial), vine leaves, berries (artificial), beads or anything that comes to your mind
- White glue or hot glue
Cut a 10’’ strip of metallic ribbon. Make a cut at each end to create pointed ends. Fold the ribbon in half and twist the center to form some kind of knot. Separate the pointed ends.
Cut a 18’’ strip of thin ribbon and attach with a knot around the knot of the metallic ribbon created in the previous step.
Lay the ribbon on a flat surface, right face up. Glue your decorations over the knot. Be careful if you use a glue gun as to not put hot glue on your fingers — it is very hot! Start with the evergreen or vine leaves. Then continue with the cinnamon pieces or berries. Finish with the beads or nuts.
You now have a beautiful ornament you can glue or attach. Have fun and send me a picture of yours (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would love to see it!