I saw a version of these ribbon trees pre-made at Hobby Lobby with my Mom this weekend and we didn’t like any of the colors or sizes but loved the idea. We decided to make our own. I want to apologize for the quality of these pictures in the post because I only had my cell phone.
First, we picked up some Styrofoam cones.
The final product picture shows only two completed trees because we ran out of ribbon and I forgot to take a picture when I completed the last one :( This project is fairly simple, just requires some time and careful hot gluing (I walked away with three fingers scorched). I first cut my ribbon by eyeballing pieces of about 2-2 1/2 inches.
The fastest gluing procedure I discovered was to glue all the ribbons in a row at the top like this…
Then go back and “loop” the ribbons and hot glue at the top. To make my tree look fuller I layered the ribbons tighter together. This also helped hide the Styrofoam underneath.
I continued the ribbon “looping” and alternated colors all the way up to the top. My Mom took the trees to put on display at the golf course she works at. I loved the way they turned out! Very easy to do just be careful of the glue gun (I suggest using a glue gun that has a low temperature setting!).