I wanted to do something different with my Christmas décor this year to break away from the traditional red and green. I decided to go with black and white.
But in an effort not to break the bank, I tried to make a lot of the new decorations. One thing that caught my eye this season was the ribbon Christmas trees we’ve seen so often. But I wanted to do them a little bit differently.
Instead of folding the ribbon in half (picture on left), I looped it around (picture on right).
First I spray painted my Paper Mache cones black. Then I cut black and white stitched grosgrain ribbon into pieces ranging from 2.5 –4 inches. I started with the longer pieces at the bottom. After looping the ribbon, I secured each piece with hot glue, and finished row by row, shortening the ribbon lengths as I got higher.
On one tree I alternated colors every row, and on the other I alternated each piece.
I finished the top with a bit more ribbon wrapped around the tip.
Now I have two beautiful trees that go perfectly with my new décor!17