Use Decorative Ribbon on your Christmas Tree Like a Pro

Use Decorative Ribbon on your Christmas Tree Like a Pro

Use Decorative Ribbon on your Christmas Tree Like a Pro

This year we are hosting the Christmas gathering and I wanted to have a beautiful Christmas tree with the ribbon wrap cascading down.  Except each year I seem to fail at capturing the beautiful ribbon effect on our Christmas tree.  In the past, I’ve tried to tie the ribbon directly onto my Christmas tree like the pros, but each time the ribbon unravels, losing its’ winding flare.  This year is different though and I’ll show you exactly how to use decorative ribbon on your Christmas tree like a pro!Decorative Ribbon

What You’ll Need

  • Floral wire (bought at Walmart for $1.97 for 250ft.)
  • Decorative mesh ribbon about 12in. wide (bought at Walmart 2-pack Christmas Mesh Red 36ft. for $7.98)
  • 6-8 Poinsettia clips
  1. First, cut several 3-4inch strand pieces of floral wire (about 24 pieces).
  2. Every 1.5ft, gather the decorative ribbon and tie tightly with a single floral wire strand piece.Decorative RibbonDecorative Ribbon
  3. Attach each tie to your Christmas tree starting from the top and winding downward to the base.Decorative Ribbon


  • Alternate tying each floral wire piece close to the trunk of the branch and at the tip of the branch to add depth.
  • No need for perfection in spacing, 36ft was enough for our 9ft Christmas tree.

Decorative Ribbon

There are so many uses for decorative ribbon mesh on your Christmas Tree with different ways to style it.  You can make a decorative ribbon bow tree topper that flows all the way down the Christmas tree for some added flare!  This doesn’t take long to achieve but most importantly, get creative and have fun!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!  Check out our other DIY Christmas decoration ideas!  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

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  • julie porter

    I love this look, but I’ve never been able to master it either. This tutorial is great and I’m saving it for next year, right along with your garland tutorial!

  • Jessica

    I have never been able to do ribbon right on my tree therefore I stopped trying but this is a great tutorial definitely going to bookmark for next Christmas and give it a shot. Thanks for sharing

  • Toughcookiemommy

    I really wanted to use purple ribbon on my tree this year but I didn’t know how to go about it. I am going to use these tips to garnish my tree with it next year.

  • Karen

    Love the ideas about using the ribbon – especially for the holidays! I would love to try these out for next season and see how fab my tree will look!

  • Debra

    I totally use Ribbon on my tree – I love the look and it is so easy and cheaper than some other things you can do.

  • Roxanne

    Beautiful! I love how full it makes the tree look. I’m going to have to try this for next year!

  • Terri Steffes

    I love this tutorial. Ribbon is such an inexpensive way to add texture and color to the tree.

  • Tara

    How pretty! I am definitely pinning this so I can use it next year on our Christmas tree!

  • Angela Tolsma

    Oh I love this! I have never been able to get ribbon to look right and this looks lovely! So keeping this in mind for next year!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I remember seeing that mesh ribbon in trees in the malls years ago and wanted it for my own tree. I only did it once, and it was gorgeous!

  • Angela

    Oh I wish I would have seen this post when we were decorating for the holidays! Love the way you used the ribbon to decorate your tree! I’ll have to try it next year.

  • Jeanine

    What a really great idea! I will have to keep this in mind for next year. I’m always up for decorating my tree in new ways and this is really pretty!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    I love how pretty this is! I use ribbon my tree, but not like this! I always wondered how to make it look cinched like that!

  • Holly

    What a great idea for decorating the Christmas tree. We always use garland but ribbon would work just as well.

  • Megan mccoig

    I’m so gutted that the festive season is now over. But happy new year. Your tree looked so gorgeous. Would love to try this next Christmas!

  • Brittany

    Wow it’s so easy! I’ve seen so many professional trees that have ribbons, but I’ve never been good at it. I’ve tried it a few times and it looked bad! I’ll have to follow this!

  • Veronica

    I love how you decorated the tree!
    The ribbon adds volume to the decorations. Brilliant idea!

  • Tara

    Thanks for the tips, I had no idea it was that simple to do. Will have to try this next year.

  • Kecia

    Adding ribbon to your tree really gives it a pop of color. I love it. It looks like your tree is wrapped like a present!

  • Amanda Love

    This is a lovely idea! I like that you can pick the color that goes with your theme for the Holidays as well. The ribbon is an easy decoration, it’s hassle free to put on and to store as well.

  • Heather

    This is so pretty! My mom is really great with ribbons – me not so much. But, this doesn’t seem too difficult!

  • Krista

    I really love the way that the red ribbon around your tree. This year I had to throw away my garland because it was destroyed from being so old…I think instead of replacing it I will do this next year!

  • Silvia

    Wow the tree looks absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job with the ribbon. I’ll have to try this out next year!

  • Cecilia Cannon

    this is perfect! I always wondered how to do this, I pinned it to refer back to next xmas. thanks

  • onceuponadollhouse

    This is a really lovely tutorial! Using ribbon can help fill out your tree and add an extra POP of color! It can also help you keep with a theme… those are always fun in our opinion. Xx

  • Irina

    This is so pretty and you made it look so wleasy to do. This year we had a nature theme Christmas but next year I should add a ribbon. It makes it look so fancy.

  • Samantha Lee

    What a fun pop of color! I’ll have to try this technique next year. Thanks for the tips!