Make It with Joy Ribbon Christmas Tree

Add a bit of charm to your holiday d├ęcor this Christmas with this festive mesh ribbon tree!
 
 

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Celebrate It® Christmas Ribbon – Assorted Styles
  • Wooden Dowel Rod
  • Wooden Wheels (12)
  • Wooden Round Plaque, 10.2 cm (4")
  • Wooden Doll Head
  • Acrylic Paint – Coordinating Colour(s)
  • Paintbrush
  • Crop-a-dile™
  • Wood Glue
  • Stapler
  • Ruler (Optional)
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Instructions

Step 1
Paint dowel rod, wooden wheels and doll head. Use the end of the paintbrush to add dots to doll head. Let dry.

Step 2
Glue dowel rod into holes in two stacked wheels to form the “trunk” of the tree. Let dry.

Step 3
Cut several pieces of ribbon in four lengths. Trim ends in a fish-tail style.

Step 4
Layer a few of the same size ribbon pieces, criss-crossing as you layer and staple together. This will keep the ribbons from moving around. Do this for each length of ribbon.

Step 5
Punch a hole in the center of the ribbon pieces with a Crop-a-dile™.

Step 6
Thread one of the longest ribbon pieces onto dowel rod and then a wheel. Continue adding the ribbon layers in decreasing ribbon sizes as you work up the tree "trunk". Add a painted wheel between layers. Use image as a guide.

Step 7
Place on top of tree as a tree topper. Glue to secure, if desired.