Sunday, December 18, 2016

DIY Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament





Here's an adorable Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament that uses a Japanese folding fabric technique called Kanzashi.  The technique was originally meant for hair ornaments but to me the design usage is unlimited. This ribbon ornament uses a simple pointy petal folding technique that's really easy to make.. but you might need to practice a bit to master it. 

Materials include:
1 1/2" wide satin ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Proxxon Hot Wire cut and seal tool
Scissors
Lighter
Hot glue gun
Tweezers/hair clip
Bead cone cap
Cording
Begin by cutting 1 1/2" wide ribbon into two different sizes: Fourteen (14) - 1 1/2"x3" rectangles and Five (5) - 1 1/2"x1 1/2" squares.  The easiest way for me was to use my Proxxon Hot Wire tool that cuts and seals at the same time.



To make the large and medium petals, take a 1 1/2"x3" ribbon, fold in half .  .  .

and open.


Fold corners down together at center forming triangle.
Fold again, bringing the two corners together, forming another triangle. 
For the larger petal, hold in tweezers or hair clip and seal edges with flame from a lighter.
To make a medium petal, cut  1/8" off edge and then seal with flame.  

 To make the smaller petals, take a 1 1/2"x1 1/2" square .  .  .

and fold diagonally into a triangle.

Fold again, forming another triangle.  Make sure ends and corners line up.
Using a hair clip or long tweezers, hold the edges and seal using the flame of a lighter.

For the tree ornament you will need:
8 large petals
6 medium petals
5 small petals


To assemble tree: Begin with the larger petals and add glue to edge of one petal and press together with another petal, matching sides. 

Continue gluing petals together at edges .  .  .


 until all are glued together.  Add glue to last petal and  .  .  .
 seal together forming the bottom section of tree.

Glue together the medium petals the same as before.  Add glue to top of large petal section and line up the medium petals on top.
Glue together the smaller petals .  .  .

 as pictured.

Secure the smaller grouped petals to top with glue.


Secure a hanging thread to top of beaded cone cap and glue onto top of small petals.



Adding a bead cone cap really dresses up the tree ornament!
Lighted!




Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Holiday Crafting!







7 comments:

  1. Ahh another cute idea! Have a Merry Christmas Gail!

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  2. Como siempre , buen tutorial y bonito trabajo.
    Que pases buenas Fiestas.
    Besos

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  3. So pretty!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. WOW this looks gorgeous Gail. I too made a ribbon Christmas tree...will share soon
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  5. This turned out so beautifully! I love the shimmer and simplistic details. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog link party :)

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  6. Wow, wow, wow. The time and effort was so worth it Gail. Somethings just can't be rushed and you did it beautifully. Wishing you a very merry and safe Christmas and many more times to do things for real.

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  7. That is adorable!! So cute!! Thanks for sharing at DI & DI! Happy New Year!

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