Holiday Decor: Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft Project


I love decorating my house for the fall. I always start at the beginning of September and I get so much enjoyment out of placing the fall garland and pumpkins throughout my home. Having family and friends over on Thanksgiving, surrounded by good food and the fall decorations is always a highlight of my year.

Ribbon Christmas Trees - Three

However, the day after Thanksgiving, I waste no time in putting away the pumpkins and replacing them with holly, snowflakes, wreaths, pinecones, Santa Clauses, and stockings. By the time I crawl into bed the night after Thanksgiving, my house exudes with the sights, smells, and sounds of the season's holiday cheer.

After all of the decorations were put in their places this year, I looked around and had the sudden urge to add a touch of craft to my display. I made one stop at a local craft store and picked up all the necessary essentials needed to make Ribbon Christmas Trees.

This project is incredibly easy and the best part is that it is kid-friendly. Plus, after you're done working on the project, you will have cute Christmas trees throughout your home that you can enjoy for years to come.

Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft Project


  • Styrofoam cones
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Pins


1) Take the ribbon and cut it into two-inch strands. It helps to cut one piece and then use that piece to measure all of the strands so that they're the same length.



2) Bend the ribbon in half and attach it to the base of the styrofoam cone using a pin. Make one complete row using one color of ribbon.


3) Continue to attach the ribbons using the pins to form another row. Be sure to cover the first row's pins with the second row of ribbons.


4) Use another color of ribbon to form the third row.



5) Attach another row of the ribbons using the same color so that you have two rows of each color.



6) Attach more rows of ribbon to the styrofoam cone until the entire cone is covered in ribbons. Cover the top of the cone with a strand of ribbon to hide the styrofoam.



Feel free to use different sizes of cones and various colors of ribbon to form your Ribbon Christmas Trees. The possibilities are endless!


What is your favorite homemade holiday craft project? How do you get your kids involved in making crafts during the holiday season?

Jen Tilley has an insatiable appetite for all things related to baking and cooking. She is the author, photographer and recipe developer on How To: Simplify, a blog that shares tips, tricks and recipes to simplify life in the kitchen. She enjoys sharing recipes that require very few ingredients and only a small amount of prep and cook time, all of which make time spent in the kitchen simple and enjoyable. Find her online at How To: Simplify@HowToSimplify, and Jen Tilley Photography.

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11 responses to “Holiday Decor: Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft Project”

  1. jennifer zeug says:

    you could use stick on bows for the top like a star.

  2. Susan says:

    I used a stack of buttons in graduated sizes that I put together and stuck to the top of the tree with glue dots. I made them in anials prints oto match my daughter’s zebra themed bathroom.

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  10. Liz says:

    Super cute! Do you have any ideas for making the top cuter? I don’t really like how it just stops…
    I want to make this!

  11. Diane says:

    What did you use as a topper?

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