These cute Ruffle Ribbon Christmas Trees look like they came from a home decor store but were really just the product of my buffalo check obsession and wanting to use up some craft supplies I had on hand!
You can get floral foam cones in a large variety of heights and widths from tiny trees to larger ones that will make a pretty floor decoration. Keep them all the same or mix and match solids, plaids, and other patterns for an eclectic look to infuse your own personality into them.
You will need:
Place a generous dab of hot glue on one end of your ribbon and press it gently in the bottom of your cone to start, allow it to cool before moving on so that it stays in place.
For the second layer you want to butt your ribbon right up against the last rows edge and make your overlaps just slightly smaller, decreasing the size as you go up the tree.
Once you are done pull and press on your ruffles until you are happy with the look, creating a tree that is widest at bottom and gets smaller as it goes up, the wire ribbon is very forgiving and helps you to mold that shape if you over ruffle any of your layers.
To create the vertical ribbon tree I began one row at the top and folded it over to cover the point then did the same process of ruffling until i reached the bottom, repeat with another vertical row right up against the first and continue going around.
Rather than cut off the ends even with the tree base I folded them back and let them act as part of the ruffle.
During the holiday season you can grab inexpensive floral foam cones at Dollar Tree but they are also a year round staple at all the craft stores and can be used for so many different crafting projects.
I love having these fun and festive Ruffle Ribbon Christmas Tree as a part of my holiday decor this year. They’re definitely just the right buffalo plaid touch!
Now on to that giveaway…
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