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)
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!