Monday, 8 October 2012

Make it Monday

On Wednesday I said I needed to find more reasons to post as I seem to only blog on a Wednesday!
So, last week, when I was rearranging the spare room for some overnight guests, I found a naked Christmas tree. So I thought to myself,'I know what I'll do. I'll make a ribbon tree'

I took a few photos along the way and I promise you it is so easy to make.
You will need:

  • A polystyrene cone (I bought mine from Pinflair)
  • Some pins, short ones are best
  • A variety of ribbons
  • A small circle of material (for the top)
Just to give credit for the original idea, it was from Kirsty Wiseman
She even helped me out via Skype when I couldn't get it!
So, here's the step by step:
 First you need to cut 2 inch pieces of ribbon. I used a piece of cardboard as a guide

Then you simply fold each piece of ribbon in half and pin to the cone. I put it on top of a jar so that I could see how the ribbons were lying.
As you go on to the next layer ensure that each ribbon covers the join of the ribbon below.
Before you get to the top you need to cover the tip of the cone. The easiest way is to colour it with a Promarker! Alternatively, cut a small circle of fabric and then cut a line up to the centre point. This will enable you to make a cone shape. Then either glue it in place or use pins.To hide the pins at the top you just tie a ribbon around the join.
Hope this is as clear as mud!
Any problems just leave me a comment and I'll try to help.
This tree is winging its way to Bristol to a lady on Facebook who liked it so much she wanted to buy it from me!
I am off now to order some more polystyrene cones! After the housework of course!


  1. wow Jaki, love the new look blog page, and the tree is lovely xxxxx

  2. Hi Jak,

    This is fantastic and does look easy to make. Well done on selling it so rapidly.

  3. Great DIY!

    Love your pictures and articles!!

    A blog like this should definitely be followed so here I am :)

    Stop by mine when you have the time!!


  4. Thanks for the tutorial - it really is such a smart Christmas ornament! All the colours in the ribbon work so well together :D
    Hugs, LLJ xx

  5. you have made it look so easy! It's beautiful.

  6. This looks brilliant Jaki. I admire your patience!

  7. This has turned out so well! Did it take long?