How to make beautiful ribbon ornaments (so pretty you might display them year round)

I’m going to wrap up our Ornament Extravaganza with Christmas ornaments wrapped up in ribbon. This week, I’ve featured four dozen different Christmas ornament ideas: our “5 Ornaments in 5 Minutes” video; fabric ornaments; paper ornaments; pineapple (or pinecone) ornaments; and our top 10 ornaments for kids. Phew! That’s a lot of ornaments! But who doesn’t love handmade ornaments? Good things come in small packages, and ornaments can be fast, inexpensive and really satisfying to make and to give.

Today, let’s start with one of my favorites, the Satin & Sage Ribbon Ornaments. (Click on any photo for the project instructions on

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I love the pastel ribbons Kathleen George selected for these Satin & Sage Ribbon Ornaments, and I think they could be displayed all year long. You could also make these in a more traditional color scheme.

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Here's one more from the group -- it's too pretty to leave out!

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Patty Schaffer shows us the same ornament in a red & white color scheme. Our video "5 Ornaments in 5 Minutes" will show you how to make it.

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Tassels add a fancy flourish to these Ribbon Ornaments.

Ribbon Extravaganza Ornaments use up pretty ribbon odds-and-ends and are a great TV night craft. Tip: Make them for a sports fan in team colors.

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Festive Celebrate! Star Ornament uses small bits of ribbon, including curling ribbon, and fabric scraps.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our Ornament Extravaganza. To give you a head start on your ornament crafting, we’re giving away two prize packages this week, and each prize includes: a six-pack of 3-inch balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; a craft apron; and Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine. To enter, page through our Ornament Extravaganza and then leave a comment below telling me which ornament is your favorite.  I’ll draw two winners at the end of the day Friday, December 9.

Don’t forget to head over to the Christmas craft linky party at Under The Table & Dreaming. Show us your holiday projects made with STYROFOAM Brand Foam and you might win a $100 gift card to Jo-Ann Stores or Michaels. Good luck!

Happy Christmas crafting!


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13 Responses to How to make beautiful ribbon ornaments (so pretty you might display them year round)

  1. Susan Sicard says:

    It is nearly impossible to pick just one. They are beautiful and I am so happy I found your site. I really like the ribbon ornaments.

  2. Juliana Adams says:

    i like the white one by Patty Schaffer, it is so clean and Christmas like!

  3. Nancy B says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I keep going back to the punched fabric balls…think my grandkids will love making these, too!

  4. Sandra Evans says:

    My favorite is the Hot Air Balloon Ornaments, love the colors but Second is the World mp ornament and then the white flowers with red beads. Thank you for sharing with us..

  5. Carmen says:

    It’s a toss-up between the first pastel ornament (because I have that ribbon!) and Patty Schaffer’s red version. All of them are beautiful though!

  6. Karen Whitney says:

    I loved them all but I think that the decoupage sheet music ball with the jingle bells at the bottom was my favorite….very Christmasy. 🙂

  7. Jeannie (blue) says:

    I’m changing my vote to a clear winner – today’s post of Jane’s sparkling light bulb ornaments. Their great!

  8. Katiria says:

    My favorite is the ribbons odds and ends where you have the multicolored ball, it just screams Christmas to me!

  9. Jeannie (blue) says:

    My favorite was part of the 5 in 5 video – the paper punch flowers ornament. Although it’s not ahead of several others by much.

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