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Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Ornament

This DIY ribbon wrapped Christmas ornament is one of the easiest and prettiest ornaments to make!  This beautiful homemade ornament would make a great gift too!

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black and red ribbon wrapped Christmas ornament on tray

Christmas time is right around the corner and we are getting ready to deck the halls. Since we’re all staying home more, my family and I are going to decorate a little earlier. Why not enjoy the beauty of the season a little longer? 

Today I am sharing a tutorial for an easy and pretty DIY ribbon wrapped Christmas ornament. This ornament is such a great craft project because it is inexpensive, quick and easy to make, and can be made for variety of home decor styles. The ribbon and holiday pick you choose with determine the style of your ornament.

DIY Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Ornament supplies

What supplies do you need to make a DIY Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Ornament?

gluing red and black gingham ribbon onto paper mache ornament

How Do You Make a DIY Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Ornament?

Begin at the top of the ornament. Carefully use a dab of hot glue to secure the ribbon to the top of the ornament.

When the ribbon has been wrapped around the ornament, secure the opposite end with a small dab of glue. Cut the ribbon.

wrapping red and black gingham ribbon onto paper mache ornament

Repeat this process, slightly overlapping each ribbon over the previous one, until the entire ornament is covered. Your ribbon will cross on the bottom.

wrapping red and black gingham ribbon onto paper mache ornament

Next, use your wire cutters, carefully trim the excess wire from the holly and berries Christmas pick.

Push the wire Christmas pick pieces into place and carefully secure with a dab of hot glue. Be careful not to burn your fingers! I recently ordered these finger caps to protect my fingers from being burned.  I can’t wait for them to arrive!

Adding Christmas picks to top of diy ribbon wrapped Christmas ornament

Add a piece of your thinner ribbon around the stem of the pics. This will hide the glue and stems of the pic.

black and red ribbon wrapped Christmas ornament on tray

Lastly, hang the ornament on your tree, or display as part of a vignette and enjoy! I think it will look great next to my Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas. This ornament would also make a great gift too!

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black and red ribbon wrapped Christmas ornament on tray

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  1. Lynne I love your ribbon ornament tutorial, that ribbon is so pretty and looks super easy to make. So happy to be part of the creative ornament hop with you.

  2. I agree. Decorating early feels right this year. We need cheer for a little longer. Your ribbon balls turned out so cute. Looking forward to crafting with you tomorrow too!

  3. I love that ornament, Lynne! That’s the perfect festive ribbon, and the curly decoration is just right! Thanks so much for the tips and I can’t wait to see what you think about the hot glue finger protectors! 🙂 Happy Friday!

  4. Lynn, love your ribbon wrapped ornament with it’s Buffalo checks and easy to make directions. You could make a whole bunch in a short amount of time to hang on the tree, placed in a bowl with greens and holly or as a gift. So many ways to use these!
    Thank you for participating in this festive hop!

  5. Lynne, This is so pretty, classic and traditional. I want to do traditional tree in plaids next year and this would be the perfect way to make my own custom ornaments to carry through the theme. It was so fun to watch you make this on Facebook yesterday! Happy holiday ornament making!!

  6. Love all your ornaments. Just bought the rosebud pattern e-book I have made over 100 ornaments and try to create a difference in each one. I am looking forward to trying the rosebud

  7. This is such a pretty ornament! I have some round plastic orbs I saved to make Christmas ornaments with. Wrapping ribbon around them is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning now!

    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I appreciate your kind words. It’s amazing that we’re already starting to think Christmas, but I am getting excited! Hope you’re having a great week, my friend!

    1. Thank you, Rachel! I appreciate your kind words and am so glad you like it! Getting excited for the holidays!

  8. These are adorable and such a perfect, customizable project -the possibilities are endless! And those finger caps to protect against hot glue burns? That sounds heavenly (can’t tell you how many times I could have used such a thing!)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Janet! If you make this ornament, please let me know. I’d love to see it! :). Yes, those finger caps are a must! Such a great invention! Wishing you a wonderful week!

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