Wednesday 13 January 2021

Ribbon Tree

     A new year , a new challenge at Christmas Craft Creations, this month it's use ribbon or twine. As you can see I went a bit OTT with ribbon, we're not just a card making challenge so this seemed the perfect project.
     My crafting buddy Mynn made one of these a few years ago and I loved it, it's a fab way to use up all those odd bits that are too short for wrapping but too good to bin. I have to admit it took me a while to get my knots right, some ribbon is just so slippery.
     The trunk is a small twig cut from the garden and left to dry out for a week or so, then glued into the cotton reel. The ribbon around the reel is stuck on with redline tape and there is a small baize disk stuck on the bottom so it won't scratch any surface it's put on.
     The star is a brad, held with silicone glue because I didn't trust myself not to dribble hot glue all over my ribbons! The pins of the brad were then wrapped around the trunk once the glue had set.
     I have a small collection of festive trees which I add to every year, some are bought but most are handmade.
     Come and join us to start your festive makes for this year, we have lots of inspiration for you over at Christmas Craft Creations.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas     Top 5
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Anything Christmas     Top Pick


  1. Hi Rocky this card is gorgeous. What a great way to use up ribbons. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh this is amazing, what a great tree, love the colours of ribbon you have gone for. Thanks for joining in with my first challenge of 2021 over on Fezziwigs, Stay Safe, Hazelxx

  3. I love this tree! This is so cute and what a great way to use up these ribbons. Your ribbon tying is exemplary because mine suck-lol

    1. Don't give up. This tree only shows the good knots, the tatty ones where removed! :-)

  4. Your ribbon tree is gorgeous, Rocky! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  5. This is such a fabulous idea! I'll have to try this one. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  6. Wonderful creation, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.


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