I have been admiring all that the internet has to offer, especially at this time of the year when blogland is bursting with Holiday ideas! We can all gawk at all the beautiful home tours and the abundance of talent out there. And I've been noticed a trend with the trees this year. I see lots of metallics and also lots and lots of mini crafty trees. Is that even the right way to say that?
I thought I would give one or two a try and make my own version of a mini tree. This first one is a simple mini Christmas tree with ribbon.
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What I Used:
The How To:
I had seen lots of these mini trees and wanted to replicate them. But when I tried to make one with ribbon it just would not work. The ribbon would not wrap the right way around the cone to make it look like a cone shape.
It was a struggle! You can see my attempts below. No matter what I did, the ribbon would not conform. Even when I tried to scrunch it, it looked awful.
So what does a good DIYer like me do? Instead of giving up "gasp" I just tried using a smaller ribbon.
Again the same problem. It was even harder to work with this because it would not stay in place at all!
Did I give up?
Of course not! Instead of trying to wrap it around and cover all of the cone, I went with a crisscross look.
I used a few pins on the bottom to secure the ribbon.
And for the topper?
The gold ribbon folded up like so to make a bow.
And secured with a pin!
I made two of those toppers to give it more balance and let the ends drape down the sides.
It makes the perfect addition next to the lamp and metallic frames.
And once I got over my ineptness all it took was a few minutes.
Jennifer of Busy being Jennifer also made a ribbon mini tree but she used a different method.
What is the lesson here?
Never believe what you see on the internet?
If it looks easy, it's not?
Stay away from ribbons?
Go buy a mini tree already decorated?
Of course not!
Just think outside the box and come up with your own version. One that is doable for you!
And that is my version of how to make a Simple Mini Christmas Tree with ribbon.
Have you ever tried this and had as much trouble as I had?
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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