25 Ways To Decorate Your Christmas Tree With Ribbons

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We may decorate Christmas trees with a lot of stuff: various kinds of ornaments, buntings, tinsel and other items. What about ribbons? They can actually help you create fantastic decor! They will be a great alternative to traditional buntings and garlands and can highlight your Christmas tree style. Take a look at some ideas.

Define Your Style

There are many different kinds of ribbons available and many colors, too, and the first thing you should do is defining your style. Do you want an elegant Christmas tree? Then go for silk ribbons of a desired color. Prefer rustic decor? Go for burlap ribbons!

a bright Christmas tree done in chocolate, gold, navy and turquoise plus gorgeous ribbon with a gold trim

a bright Christmas tree done in chocolate, gold, navy and turquoise plus gorgeous ribbon with a gold trim

a chic Christmas tree with a vintage flavor, blue, white and black ornaments and striped and music note ribbons

a chic Christmas tree with a vintage flavor, blue, white and black ornaments and striped and music note ribbons

a Christmas tree done with metlalic and blue ornaments and burlap ribbons that give a rustic feel

a Christmas tree done with metlalic and blue ornaments and burlap ribbons that give a rustic feel

a classic Christmas tree with white ornaments, red berries, fabric blooms, bells and Merry Christmas ribbons all over

a classic Christmas tree with white ornaments, red berries, fabric blooms, bells and Merry Christmas ribbons all over

a colorful Christmas tree done in turquoise and red, with white and silver ornaments and beads plus a star on top

a colorful Christmas tree done in turquoise and red, with white and silver ornaments and beads plus a star on top

a cozy rustic Christmas tree decorated with snowflakes, pinecones, lights and burlap ribbons for a rustic feel

a cozy rustic Christmas tree decorated with snowflakes, pinecones, lights and burlap ribbons for a rustic feel

a cute and cozy flocked Christmas tree decorated with oversized white and red ornaments plus red and white ribbons

a cute and cozy flocked Christmas tree decorated with oversized white and red ornaments plus red and white ribbons

a flocked Christmas tree done with metallic ornaments, red berries and striped red and white ribbons plus lights all over

a flocked Christmas tree done with metallic ornaments, red berries and striped red and white ribbons plus lights all over

a flocked Christmas tree with lights, oversized snowflakes, pinecones, frozen branches and white ribbons looks like an outside one

a flocked Christmas tree with lights, oversized snowflakes, pinecones, frozen branches and white ribbons looks like an outside one

a flocked Christmas tree with lights, red and metallic ornaments and red and white striped ribbons plus a star

a flocked Christmas tree with lights, red and metallic ornaments and red and white striped ribbons plus a star

Decide On The Look

Find out the width of the ribbon before you start decorating, and the length should be enough for the entire tree, so the longer ribbon you take, the better. If one ribbon isn’t enough, take a whole bunch to have them at hand. Prefer ribbon with wire, it’s much more convenient to work with. As soon as you decide on the length and look you want, you can safely cut the tape – the short parts are much more convenient to decorate with than one long ones.

a flocked Christmas tree with metallic and white ornaments, lights and white and silver ribbons is a luxurious piece

a flocked Christmas tree with metallic and white ornaments, lights and white and silver ribbons is a luxurious piece

a flocked Christmas tree with red and white ornaments, with lights and black and white striped ribbons

a flocked Christmas tree with red and white ornaments, with lights and black and white striped ribbons

a glam Christmas tree with gilded ornaments, snowy pinecones and gilded rublap ribbons for a glam feel

a glam Christmas tree with gilded ornaments, snowy pinecones and gilded rublap ribbons for a glam feel

a glam Christmas tree with lights, white ornaments, gilded fabric flowers and white ribbons is a very chic idea

a glam Christmas tree with lights, white ornaments, gilded fabric flowers and white ribbons is a very chic idea

a monochromatic Christmas tree with black and white ornaments, lights, plaid and burlap ribbon for a rustic touch

a monochromatic Christmas tree with black and white ornaments, lights, plaid and burlap ribbon for a rustic touch

a rustic Christmas tree with lights, white ornaments and red yarn balls, pinecones and burlap ribbon

a rustic Christmas tree with lights, white ornaments and red yarn balls, pinecones and burlap ribbon

Decorate Your Tree

Your ribbon should be an addition to the existing decor to highlight it, which means that you should first hang all your Christmas ornaments and only then add ribbons. Hang large ornaments, then ribbons and then smaller ornaments – this way you can figure out if smaller ones are necessary or you can skip them. Arrange the ribbons vertically, horizontally or with no pattern at all – it’s all up to you!

The bolder the ribbon is, the less striking the rest of the decor should be. If you have white and silver ornaments, they can fit almost any ribbon look. Don’t get mad if you can’t achieve a perfect look – a little bit of mess has never done bad! When done, step aside and look at the tree: are you happy with the result? If yes, then congratulations? Looks too much? Remove some decor and voila!

a rustic snowy Christmas tree done with white, silver and red ornaments, branches and striped burlap ribbon

a rustic snowy Christmas tree done with white, silver and red ornaments, branches and striped burlap ribbon

a snowy Christmas tree with lights, metallic ornaments and sheer gold ribbon plus a star on top

a snowy Christmas tree with lights, metallic ornaments and sheer gold ribbon plus a star on top

a super colorful Christmas tree done with red and emerald ornaments, with gold and red ribbons and lights

a super colorful Christmas tree done with red and emerald ornaments, with gold and red ribbons and lights

an elegant Christmas tree decorated with metallic ornaments, lights and black and white striped ribbons

an elegant Christmas tree decorated with metallic ornaments, lights and black and white striped ribbons

bold Christmas decor with oversized navy and gold ornaments, lights, snowflakes and gold and white ribbons for decor

bold Christmas decor with oversized navy and gold ornaments, lights, snowflakes and gold and white ribbons for decor

interesting Christmas tree decor with metallic touches

interesting Christmas tree decor with metallic touches

lush Christmas tree decor with lots of lights, metallic ornaments, white and burgundy ribbons and pinecones

lush Christmas tree decor with lots of lights, metallic ornaments, white and burgundy ribbons and pinecones

rustic chic Christmas tree decor with wooden and white ornaments and burlap ribbons going horizontally with a star on top

rustic chic Christmas tree decor with wooden and white ornaments and burlap ribbons going horizontally with a star on top

statement Christmas tree decor with silver grey ornaments, silver and chocolate brown ribbons plus snowflakes

statement Christmas tree decor with silver grey ornaments, silver and chocolate brown ribbons plus snowflakes