I don’t know about you, but I save the smallest pieces of ribbons. The ribbon scraps are too pretty to throw out. Now, I’m glad I saved them because I can use all of the leftover ribbon to make these Festive, Ribbon Christmas Ornaments. With a mix of ribbon textures, sizes and colors, these DIY Christmas ornaments are very merry indeed. The Ribbon Christmas Ornaments are easy, and a fun Christmas craft for all ages, and groups, too. If you’re making these as a group, have each person bring in ribbon, and then mix it all up!
To make Festive, Ribbon Christmas Ornaments, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1-1/2” ball
- Assorted ribbons, 1/4″ – 3/8″ wide (model shown uses grosgrain, curling, sheer, and satin)
- Thick, white craft glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; wood skewers
To make Festive, Ribbon Christmas Ornaments:
1. Cut several 3-1/2″ — 4″ lengths from a variety of ribbons. If using curling ribbon, cut 7″– 8″ lengths, and curl the ribbon on the blade of the scissors.
2. Insert a skewer into the ball to use as a handle. Place a dot of glue on the ball, center a ribbon length over the glue, and using a skewer, insert the ribbon ¼” deep into the ball. Remove skewer.
3. Repeat, mixing up the ribbons as you go for a collage effect. Let glue dry.
4. Remove the skewer from the ball. Knot together ends of a 6” ribbon, forming a loop. Squeeze glue in hole left by the skewer, and using another skewer, push the knot into the foam ball. Let dry.
Don’t put away the ribbon yet. Here are a few more ideas for Christmas ornaments you can make with your leftover ribbons.
The technique Kathleen used to make today’s Festive, Ribbon Christmas Ornaments is not new and one you’ve probably used before. Kathleen used the same idea when she made her Punched Fabric Ornaments, and she substituted fabric squares for the ribbon. Another good stash buster!
Thanks for joining in another summertime Tinsel Tuesday!