Who says we have to throw away old Christmas décor and buy new ones which seem to get costlier every year? We’ve got those old ornaments stashed away; but then they suddenly look tired and out of date. Ribbons are the first casualties, looking worn and crumpled.
Here’s a great project that will bring those sad beauties back to life and into the limelight. With the help of a few old and odd pieces, you can have your own salvaged Christmas tree that will make your friends want to rush back home to try making one themselves.
Old Christmas ribbon, about 4 ft long
Bamboo rod or long barbecue stick
Chopping board-style wood or a piece of driftwood
Star of Bethlehem
Take your wood base; drill or hammer a hole about half an inch deep at the center. It should be snug enough to hold your bamboo stick.
Take your stick or rod and start pushing your ribbon from one end, in an alternate or zigzag pattern, through its center all the way to the other end. Start off narrow, making the pattern wider as you get going. Once this is done, attach the end of your stick, where the ribbon is spread widest, to the hole on the wood base. Secure it with glue gun.
Once you’ve got your ribbon tree up, position the wire star accessory at the center. Again, you may want to use your glue gun for stability.
Tip: If you’ve got old ribbons cut in different lengths, don’t fret! You can mix your old ribbons on one stick, making it a more interesting mix.