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How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials

How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials

I love the rustic nature of these festive holiday ribbon trees from upcycled materials.

The natural elements are easily found in the great outdoors and the ribbon and tools are no doubt at hand in craft bins and garages everywhere.

Follow along for an easy to follow video and written instructions to get your little elves helping you brighten your holiday!

How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials. This easy diy video shows you how to turn found objects and bin scraps into fun holiday decor. #upcycle #foundobjects #craftsforkids #holidaydecor #holidaydecorating

Festive DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

The holidays are a rich time to create festive holiday decor. Here are a few ideas to get you ready for the season.

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Holiday Ribbon Tree Base Options for No Power Tool Use

If you're working with the kids on this and prefer not to use a drill OR if you're having a hard time finding the perfect wooden base, employ other upcycled options, such as:

  • Yogurt jar
  • Small mason jar
  • Tea light candle holder

To create stability in each of these small vessels, try adding any of these filler devices:

  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Sand
  • Small pebbles
How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials. This easy diy video shows you how to turn found objects and bin scraps into fun holiday decor. #upcycle #foundobjects #craftsforkids #holidaydecor #holidaydecorating

 

 

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How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials. This easy diy video shows you how to turn found objects and bin scraps into fun holiday decor. #upcycle #foundobjects #craftsforkids #holidaydecor #holidaydecorating

How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials

This easy craft project is the perfect way to get your little elves outside and scouting sticks!

Bundle up and got for a nature walk to gather a couple of larger branches and twigs for your ribbon trees.

Here's my easy to follow video tutorial to give you all the information you need to create these sweet holiday treats.

  

Festive Holiday Ribbon Tree Materials

With just a few materials, you and your kiddos can turn found branches into festive holiday decor.

Here's what you'll need

  • 1.5"-2" diameter branch cut down to approximately 2" high (long) - or other base options as described above
  • Twigs for the branches
  • Handsaw to cut larger diameter branches
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Wood glue
  • Seasonal ribbon colors in a variety of widths and lengths
  • Wrench or other clamp tool to hold the branch in order to drill
  • Sand paper 
How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials. This easy diy video shows you how to turn found objects and bin scraps into fun holiday decor. #upcycle #foundobjects #craftsforkids #holidaydecor #holidaydecorating

How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials

Start by prepping your branches to turn into bases if you haven't already.

To do this, use a handsaw to cut branch to 2" length or desired length for base.

Next, use a little sand paper to even out your branch so that it sits flat.

Here comes the fun part with the power tools!

Compare the diameter of the twig that you'd like to use for your ribbon tree trunk and select a drill bit that closely matches the diameter.

Insert the drill bit into your drill and turn to tighten.

Now, secure your base with a wrench, clamp or your hand (protected by a glove!) and drill a small hole about 1/2" deep.

Next, you'll wrap your ribbons around your twig trunk and trim down the ribbon to create an elongated triangular shape and look you like.

When the twig is covered to your liking in ribbon it's time to connect the twig trunk to the base.

Add a drop of wood glue to the hole you created in your wood base and insert your twig trunk.

Let your tree dry and you're ready to display!

Happy Holidays!

How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials. This easy diy video shows you how to turn found objects and bin scraps into fun holiday decor. #upcycle #foundobjects #craftsforkids #holidaydecor #holidaydecorating

 

How To Make Festive Holiday Ribbon Trees From Upcycled Materials. This easy diy video shows you how to turn found objects and bin scraps into fun holiday decor. #upcycle #foundobjects #craftsforkids #holidaydecor #holidaydecorating

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