Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY ~ Ribbon Christmas Tree Art


This simple Ribbon Christmas Tree art turned out really cute.
Best part was I didn't have to break the bank on a new piece of artwork for the holidays.

What I used:
1. An Ikea frame I had and wasn't using.
2. 3 rolls of $1.99 ribbon I plan to use on my tree also.
3. And just a girl and her hot glue gun (whatch out:)




3 rolls of coordinating red ribbon

You could use any color combo to match your decor.
You could also use different width ribbon for different effects.
I think it would be cute to have several frames grouped
 with various frames, colors and ribbon size. 

Hmmm maybe I'll have to get on that. 
There is definitely more room on the shelf I put this on.....


Starting at the bottom working to the top.
Lay your ribbons out horizontally across the page.
I spaced my ribbons just barely an inch a part.


I also stacked each ribbon on top of the next just a bit shorter on each side.
I'm not super picky, so I didn't measure.  But you certainly could.
I also made sure my angles were cut closely and
lined up on the edges of the tree all the way up the tree.
I cut all of my ribbon and laid it out before the hot glue.
Once you have it laid out the way you like it, get our your hot glue gun
and glue each piece a few times.


before


after



What do you think?
Let me know if you try your own.  I'd love to see how it turned out.

Happy Holiday Decorating.
I have to get back to mine.....
There are boxes and bags laying all around my poor house still.
How come it always must get worse before it gets better????

Don't forget!!!
You are all invited to our very first
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Please join us every Friday in December!!!





Carrie

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19 comments:

  1. This is simple and darling!!! I have loads of ribbon and could make one of these. What a cute idea.

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  2. Very cute!! I made a similar project using fabric. Great minds think alike!

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  3. I love this! I have pinned a similar project for a Christmas card that uses ribbon to make a tree. Great job!

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  4. What a great looking project - and so simple too. I think I could even manage it :)

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  5. This is adorable! Such a great idea!!!

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  6. Adoarable! This is such a cute idea :)

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  7. What an adorable idea! And I love anything that quick and cheap, too. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  8. This really is too cute! I'd love for you to link to my Things I've Done Thursdays link party going on now until Saturday at noon EST.


    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/11/things-ive-done-thursday-13-fun.html

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  9. Thanks everyone for your kind comments about our ribbon art:) Carrie

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  10. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower from the funky junk interiors party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too.
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  11. This is really cute. Featuring it tonight at Wow. Thanks for joining last week.

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  12. Brilliant! It is so cute! I like the moss orbs on your shelf too. Did you make them?

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  13. Too cute! Love your blog and your style! I'm a happy new follower. Pop on over for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  14. What a darling idea! Can't wait to DI Myself! Of course Momma has all the ribbon, so I might have to get her involved too! Thanks Carrie! I'll be back!

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  15. love this! super simple, and yet so perfectly festive. i'm going to keep this in mind for next year!

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  16. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  17. I really, really love this. I've added it to my Christmas pinboard so that I can remember to try something similar next year :)

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  18. This is such a great idea! I had to feature it on my blog, check it out!

    http://itsrusticliving.blogspot.com/2011/12/thrifty-thursday.html

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I love your comments! I appreciate each and every cottage visitor and hope you willll come back again soon! Carrie

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