Holiday Ribbon Pick Tutorial

Hello friends!  We’ve been coated in a lovely layer of snow here at home.  It snowed only a few days after Halloween and while I have been personally listening to Christmas carols long before that, the snow helped to kick my holiday cheer into full swing!  If you’ve been following on Instagram or Facebook then you know that my tree went up on November 1st this year, too early for some but, I absolutely love it!!  Today I am sharing my Christmas tree and these gorgeous Holiday Ribbon Picks that I created to add a sense of whimsy to my tree this year…

I was holiday shopping with my friend Holly when we walked into Pier 1 and were completely inspired by the ribbon picks that were filling the Christmas displays there.  We loved how unique they looked and the texture they created in all of the displays.  The only problem was the cost of each pick.  At $8 each there was no way that Holly or I could afford to fill our own trees at home.  So we decided to DIY and headed straight to Michaels.  I’ll share the inspiration picks on FB and Instagram soon…

I chose to create a few different picks using red, gingham and gold sparkle ribbon.

Each of our holiday ribbon picks cost less than $1.25 to create!

I made over 40 picks to add to my Christmas tree this year.  Purchasing them from a store is just not budget friendly.

Here’s what you need to do to create your own ribbon picks…

Materials:

Wooden skewers

Ribbon (cut to 13″ lengths)

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Masking or floral tape

Berries (optional)

Pinecones (optional)

Pine needles (optional)

Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Decor balls (optional)

Step 1.  Glue the berries, pine needles, pine cones etc. to the end of a wooden skewer.  Use masking tape (or floral tape) to attach the skewers together.  I repurposed old holiday decor to create many of these.  I cut apart a holiday garland to reuse the berries and pine boughs.  I also raided my yard for pinecones.

Step 2. Trim one end of the ribbon into a decorative edge.  Glue the ribbon to the wooden skewer.  Curl and pull up from the skewer.  Place into your holiday decor for an easy splash of colour and texture.

Watch the video for the step-by-step tutorial on how to make these Holiday Ribbon Picks!

I absolutely love the pop that these give my tree!  It looks fuller and more festive.  This is such a unique way to add ribbon to your tree as well.

This was my tree BEFORE adding our Holiday Ribbon Picks…

And after adding our curly ribbon!

These holiday ribbon picks were seriously so fun to make!  Holly and I spent a few crafty hours together and saved a lot of money on our exceptionally gorgeous Christmas tree decor.

What do you guys think??  Do you use ribbon on your tree?

 

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