Christmas Tree Ribbons & Bows
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Elevate the elegance of your holiday décor with Balsam Hill’s Christmas tree ribbons. Our tree ribbons are offered in a variety of colors and textures to give you refined accents that reflect your personal style.
What kind of ribbons should I use for my tree?
Choose ribbons that suit your overall decorating theme as well as your ornaments and other tree trimmings. Here are a few ways to match your ribbons with popular Christmas themes:
- Farmhouse – Complete a rustic decorating theme with burlap or plaid ribbons. Layer two different styles of ribbons to add depth and texture to your display.
- Classic Silver and Gold – Gilded and glittered ribbons will bring extra sparkle to your metallic decorating theme. Opt for the subtle shimmer of silk or sheer organza ribbons to lend a touch of romance.
- Nostalgic Cheer –Red and green plaid ribbons work best with traditional Christmas themes. To create a whimsical look, pick designs with candy cane stripes or patterns depicting classic holiday scenes. Meanwhile, velvet ribbons with embroidered details will bring timeless sophistication to your traditional décor.
How much ribbon do you need for a Christmas tree?
The amount of ribbon you will need depends on your tree’s height and width as well as your decorating style. Start with three yards of ribbon per foot of tree as a baseline. Then, adjust the length based on your style preference and technique.
- For a 6.5-foot tree, you will need about 19.5 yards or ribbon.
- For a 7.5-foot tree, you will need around 22.5 yards of ribbon.
- For a 9-10-foot tree, you will need at least 27 yards of ribbon.
How do you decorate a Christmas tree with ribbons?
Here are five ways you can use ribbons as garlands for Christmas trees:
- Wrap and Tuck Style
Loop the ribbon around your tree in a downward spiral. Start at the top then tuck the ribbon deep into the branches as you go. You may secure your ribbon with floral wires or pipe cleaners, or use a wired ribbon that can hold its shape.
- Ribbon Waterfall Technique
From the treetop, shape your wired ribbons into large billows that cascade down the tree. Weave the ribbons in and out of the foliage to create a wave pattern and secure them at intervals to interior branches.
- Ribbon Ornaments
Use two or more non-wired ribbons and cut them into strips with varying lengths for a layered effect. Tie the ribbons around the top of each Christmas ornament before hanging them up.
- Ribbon Bow Topper
Create your own tree topper by tying a wide wired ribbon into a bow. Fasten it to the top of your tree using floral wires or pipe cleaners. To decorate in an instant, choose Balsam Hill’s pre-tied Christmas tree bows that are easy to attach to your tree, wreaths, or garlands.
How do you finish a Christmas tree ribbon?
Here are different ways to finish the ends of your ribbon garlands without having to cut them:
- Croissant Twist
For wired ribbons, roll the end tightly around six or seven times then pull down the center to create a spiral. The ends should mimic the beautiful layers of a croissant.
- Reverse Roll
For wired ribbons with reversible designs, apply this technique by rolling the end of the ribbon back toward the front of the tree to show off the design underneath.
- Fish Tail
Cut the ends of your ribbons at an angle or into a fish tail shape for a simple yet charming effect.
Explore different designs of Christmas tree garlands as an alternative to ribbons, or to add visual interest. Drape beaded or jeweled garlands around the branches to polish off your centerpiece.
Learn more about Balsam Hill’s selection of Christmas tree ribbons and other decorations through our guide.