December 8

Ribbon = Christmas Tree Picture

Posted by lori . 6 Comments



Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications (Do It Yourself – Winter 2010) – Pg 66 (Outside the Box)



Acrylic picture frame

Ribbon (I used brown, green and white)





Glue dots (Tacky Glue is pictured, but I changed my mind and went with glue dots)

Something to wrap the ribbon around (I used a glue stick)


1.  Start with the tree trunk ribbon.  Cut a length that wraps around the frame.  Wrap the middle of the ribbon around a round object (I used a glue stick) and stitch to make a loop.


2.  Do the same with several lengths of  the tree ribbon. 


3.   I made a length with 5 loops, a length with 4 loops, a length with 3 loops, a length with 2 loops and a length with 1 loop.


4.  Cut a piece of cardstock and insert it in the frame as the background.  I didn’t want the cardstock to move, so I attached it to the front of the frame with a couple glue dots.  The glue dots will be covered when you attach the ribbon sections.


5.  Apply a couple glue dots to the back of the tree trunk ribbon and glue to the front of the frame.  Wrap the ends of the ribbon around the back of the frame and secure with glue dots.


6.  Repeat this process with the tree ribbons.  Keep your glue dots close to the looped area.  I applied a few glue dots further out and you can see them through the ribbon.


7.  Wrap the ends of the ribbon sections around to the back of the frame and secure with glue dots.  If the back of the frame will be visible, you may want to cut the ribbon more evenly and neatly than I did.


8.  Tie a small bow and glue it to the top of the tree as a topper.


9.  There you have it, a funky little Christmas tree picture.  Don’t like to sew…try this with a hot glue gun.


The {Creative Collective}’s November Project was a handmade decoration swap.  I sent my swap partner the three rick rack cards I made, and I received these three adorable felt stockings.  I can’t wait to see what January’s project is.  This month, the {Creative Collective} is having Bloganza…a month full of guest posts.

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6 Responses to " Ribbon = Christmas Tree Picture"

  • Declan says:

    Well they are all very nice, but maybe you could make some toys or treats or anything chewy & edible? Big nose sniffs to my Cousins! Deccy x

  • houndstooth says:

    I really like that! It’s such a cute idea!

    And we got your Christmas card yesterday. I knew you’d have something really cute and creative! It was awesome! Thank you!

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Beautiful tree. We got your Christmas card, it was lovely. Thanks for sending it.

  • Patty says:

    The pictures aren’t showing up for me. I couldn’t get on your site earlier today. I’m not sure if you are having problems or maybe it’s me.

    I’m very anxious to see that special Christmas present that you ordered. I don’t want to say more because I don’t want to spoil any surprises. 🙂

  • Puddles says:

    Oh how cool! I just loves dat tree…too darn cuuuute!
    And thanks to you …mum brung out da glitter and now we has glitter EVERYWHERE…on my furs, in my food, in my water dish, in her coffee…heck, we even has it in da fridgidaire…can I come stay with you?


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