Learn how to make your own colorful table top Christmas tree using ribbon and a flat iron! This tree makes a great addition to your dining table or anywhere in your home.
Pinterest and blog land is just full of Christmas inspiration, diy projects, and Christmas decor. Guess who still has pumpkins on her mantle?
I just can’t bring myself to pop the box on the Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving…call me crazy!
But…I didn’t think a Christmas decor project could hurt anything.
As I was walking through our local Meijer Supercenter, checking out the seasonal section, because of course Christmas decorations were already out and they had a ton of small table top trees sitting on the shelves.
I may or may not have purchased a couple…BUT, what’s important here is that inspiration struck and I decided to make my own.
I wanted a table top Christmas tree that was colorful, not done in traditional colors. So I headed to Hobby Lobby and got my supplies.
It was super easy to make, minus the glue gun burns to my finger tips (note to self, wear a glove next time) and I am going to share the easy tutorial with you.
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- Cardboard Christmas Tree Form
- 3 colors of ribbon, I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby
- Glue gun and glue sticks
How to Make a Colorful Table Top Christmas Tree
Step 1. Cut ribbon to lengths of 5 1/2 inches
Make sure you buy enough ribbon. I didn’t and had to go back to the store for more. 5 yards on the spool is not 15 feet.
Step 2. Fold in half and secure with a dot of glue.
After securing your ribbon with the dot of glue, use a flat iron to iron it flat. Yes, a flat iron! It was easy to hold onto and no finger burning! Do this if you don’t want the silhouette of the tree rounded and puffy.
I tried my clothing iron first, but it was just too big and I couldn’t keep hold of the ribbon without burning my fingers, so….I thought using my flat iron was genius.
Step 3. Decide on your pattern and start attaching the ribbon.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon. As each row progresses up the form make sure to put the new row center in between the ribbons of the previous row.
Step 4. Finishing touches
Once all the ribbons are glued on and the entire Christmas tree form is covered, use the flat iron to gently flip the ends of the ribbon.
That’s it, your colorful table top Christmas tree is done.
I really love how it turned out and it looks great with all the other Christmas trees I use as a tablescape during the Christmas season.
Such a fun project! Now I want to make some more, what colors would you use? Would you opt for traditional colors and make it colorful like this one? I would love to hear what you think in the comments below.
Pin my colorful table top Christmas tree to Pinterest!
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