How To Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree

How To Easily Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree

For years I tried to add ribbon to my Christmas tree and never quite got the look right.

Christmas tree decorated with ribbon and simple ornaments for a farmhouse look

It was always missing something, until this year when I finally figured this whole ribbon thing out. 

How To Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree

Simple Christmas tree ribbon tutorial. It is so easy to decorate your tree like a pro with this one simple tip. Short video that shows exactly how to add ribbon to your Christmas tree for an elegant look in just minutes.
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Artificial Christmas Tree with Red Ribbons and Ornaments
Hands On Time:30 minutes
Additional Time:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour


  • 3 Spools of coordinating ribbon 25 yards each


  • Cut ribbon at an angle into 3 foot and 6 foot lengths in equal amounts. You will need 3 separate ribbons for every bundle so if you are making three 3-foot bundles, you will want to cut 3 of ribbon one, 3 of ribbon two, and 3 of ribbon three which will yield three 3-foot long bundles. I hope this made sense, if not, just let me know!
  • Once you have your bundle (I only cut one at a time so I'm not confused and think this process actually goes quicker than cutting a bunch all at once), stack the ribbon with the widest ribbon being the first layer, then the next widest ribbon stacked on top of that and finally, the least wide ribbon on top.
  • Grab and pinch the bundle in the center (lengthwise - see video) and push the center of the bundle down into the tree as close to the trunk as possible.
  • Gently separate each ribbon and "poof" allowing the ribbon to gently flow along the branches.
  • Be sure to use different bundle lengths (3 foot, 6 foot, and more if you desire) to achieve a full and flowing result.
  • The addition of the ribbon helps to counteract any bare spots in the tree and adds a lot of volume to the appearance of the tree.



Order for Decorating:
Lights first, ribbon second, ornaments last.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Author: Mary Beth

Now, wasn't that easy? 

If you have any tips for decorating your tree, I honestly would love to hear about them. Just comment below and we can share. 

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  1. That is simply genius Mary Beth! And your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Diane!!!!