Sunday, 9 December 2012

My Red Christmas Video Demo; Ribbon Christmas Tree

This year I have made and presented a selection of videos for the December issue of Red Magazine, you can find them online direct here, or follow the below instructions.

These simple to make tree ornaments look fantastic in groups, so why not have a go at making your very own tree forest!

Papier-mâché cone shape or card stapled into cone shape
Selection of seasonal ribbons from Jane Means
Glue gun
Large button for the top


You can either cheaply buy these papier-mâché cones from craft suppliers such as Craft Mill or make your own by making a cone shape from a piece of A4 card and stapling into place. Cut away bottom so it has a flat base for the tree to sit on.

Starting at the top of the cone, wrap the ribbon around so the two sides slightly overlap, trim ends and glue into place. Repeat this all the way down, the longer the ribbon becomes the more glue you will have to add, making sure that the ribbon overlaps slightly so there are no gaps between layers. Try to line up the cross overs at the back to keep the tree looking neat.

Add a button on top of the tree and display in groups.

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