Welcome to the Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Hop hosted by Our Crafty Mom. If you’re here from Jenron Designs, welcome. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to 20 other bloggers who are all sharing their Christmas trees for 2021. It’s a great way to get inspiration if you need ideas or just want to get in the spirit.
Do you like to reuse Christmas ornaments every year? For years I have used the ornaments that were handed down from my mom every year. You can see my tree here. But last year I wanted to do something drastically different since it was such a weird year. I made a bunch of hand-made ornaments, all with a Star Wars theme.
I enjoyed making the ornaments so much that I decided to do a different theme this year using all plaid ribbons. I also made a garland out of salt dough. I don’t have a giant tree, but it’s just the right size and it’s a Balsam Hill. These trees are a little pricy, but they last year after year. I’m on year five with mine.
Easy and Inexpensive DIY Ornaments
I decided to use only ribbons this year. I combined five different plaids and tied bows on most of the branches. There are some great plaid ribbons online this year.
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You can get a similar look without spending much. Here is an assortment of plaid ribbons. I love this tartan ribbon and this black watch plaid ribbon. It takes a bit longer to tie bows than it does to hang ornaments, but I like the simplicity of it.
I decided to make a tree topper using a combination of the ribbon. Here are the steps to make a bow for the top of your tree. All you need is ribbon, scissors and a zip tie.
- Loop the ribbon around in an “O”. I stacked two ribbons on top of each other and looped them around.
- Make as many loops as you want there to be loops on each side of your bow.
- Cut two triangles in the center of your stack
- Secure the loops together with a zip tie
- Start to fan out your loops.
- Add a piece of ribbon around the middle and secure at the back with another zip tie. This piece is just a knot with two sides that will drape down from the bow.
Now it’s time to visit all of the other beautiful trees.
Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for decorating inspiration for your Christmas tree…