Nov 27, 2011

ribbon tree tutorial

Wow, two posts in one day.  But I was asked how my ribbon trees were made.  So I thought I’d share how I figured it out…

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I cut a piece of ribbon about 19”.  With a fine tip marker made a tiny dot 2” from one end to mark a starting point. 

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From there I made dots along the ribbon spacing them apart at: 2 3/4”, 2 1/2”, 2 1/4”, 2”, 1 3/4”, 1 1/2”, 1 1/4” and 1”.  (The spaces between get smaller by a quarter of an inch). I also gathered some pearl beads and large seed beads.

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I inserted my double threaded needle through the beginning dot, a pearl bead and a seed bead.  Then came back through the pearl bead and ribbon to secure the bottom of the tree.

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I added another bead and went through the next dot again and again…

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Until there were four loops on each side ending with a pearl on top.  I threaded through another seed bead and back through the pearl and ribbon to secure just like at the beginning.

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Finally I went back up through both beads again and tied a knot at about an inch or so to make a hanging loop.

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Clipped the ends of the ribbons to where I liked them and touched them up with Fray Check…

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and Voila!…a ribbon tree!

25 comments:

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute! Thank you!! :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for this we will probably be making some.........very cool idea......

teresa said...

Great tutorial Annette.. thank you sooooo much xx I have to try this!

teresa said...

I've just made 2 of them from your beaut tutorial... will have to get some pearls though. Thanks again for this.. they were a lot of fun to make xx will post a pic soon :)

Kaaren said...

What fun, Annette! I just love those.

Can I come play with you in your craft room? Looks like some great things are happening there.

Jackie said...

Very cute! A great little gift to add to the outside of a wrapped package!!

Stephanie said...

Cute as can be. Thank you for sharing. You should post this tutorial on Pink Chalk's Handmade with Love tutorial in the Holiday Decoration section. :o)

Nanna said...

thanks so cute! thanks!
Helen

LynCC said...

Thanks!! I had already pinned your trees, but it's so wonderful of you to make a tutorial for us. :)

Needled Mom said...

Thanks SO much!!!!

Karen said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Could you let us know how wide the ribbon is?

Jan said...

Thanks so much for the instructions; I really love to make ornaments and these are so cute!

Nanette Merrill said...

so pretty, like candy!

Annemieke said...

Thank you very much for the tutorial! I enjoyed reading your last posts, as I always do.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Tricia said...

Great tutorial.

Rose Marie said...

These are sweet .... many thanks for sharing!

rosie said...

Annette thankyou so much for this tutorial I can't wait to try...
I love your blog...

Catherine said...

Oh the lovely Christmas tree !!! very good idea !!!

W. Latane Barton said...

That is a cute tree. Great job and with your instructions I think I could do one. We'll just have to see.

Cheryll D said...

I love these little tree ornaments. I've already made about ten. I'm always looking for cute little things to use as tags or gifts for the holidays.....these are great! Thanks for the tutorial!

JKJesser said...

I made these today to tag onto gifts - SOOOO adorable! I used a 13mm jingle bell on the bottom, though instead of a bead and it looks like a "trunk". Thanks for sharing!

Cristy Butzen said...
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Cristy Butzen said...

I made a triple version of your tree and linked back to your tutorial - TFS! You can view mine here: http://www.tinkerwithink.com/2012/11/ornament-25-ribbon-tree.html

jeremy said...

I can make my own from now own. Thanks to this!

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Kristen said...

I came across this project on Pinterest and gave it a try. Your instructions are GREAT. Very clear and easy to follow. I now have a green pearl and red ribbon tree ornament.

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