I am totally in love with how beautiful this handmade Christmas ornaments idea is! Ribbons and pearls combine together for a simple but elegant ornament to hang on the tree this year. So easy to make, and a great ornament to gift to others.
Make these in multiple colors of ribbon for a great custom tree decoration pattern this year.
Ribbon & Pearl Handmade Christmas Ornaments
I love homemade ornaments on a Christmas tree. They add so much personal history and sentimentality, plus you will always know that nobody else has an ornament just like you.
This handmade Christmas ornament idea is using ribbon or yarn and fake pearls to create a little tree-shaped option to hang on your tree. It's easy to customize, and can be made in mere minutes!
Use your imagination and make this a beautiful personalized craft to remember every year at the holidays.
What Ribbon or Yarn Should I Use for This Ornament?
For mine, I used a thin yarn but a thicker ribbon. This is made from cotton and is different than your typical synthetic fiber yarn. You can easily use any type of ribbon or yarn you prefer, but I find a thicker ribbon works best.
Just make sure whatever option you use will retain the shape of the tree well for you after it is done being made.
Can I Use Beads on This Handmade Christmas Ornament?
Yes! I love the elegant look of the pearls on this ornament, but you can easily add in any type of bead you prefer. Mix and match colors to create unique looks that glisten in the light of the holiday tree lights.
Simple clear beads, colored beads, or even crystal beads would look beautiful in between the layers instead of pearls on this craft.
- Ribbon or Yarn
How to Make Ribbon Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Gather your supplies together and make sure you have everything needed on hand.
To begin, you will add a needle to your thread. I used a thicker embroidery thread for better security on the ornament.
Using your yarn, you will begin folding in layers and running the thread through the center of the tree layer.
After every 1-2 folds, you will slip the needle through a pearl to attach before ging to make another layer of yarn folds.
Make sure your needle and thread are going through the middle of the larger yarn and pearl pieces to look like a tree trunk with branches. Your pearls are the base of your trunk.
Continue this for 6-7 layers of "branches" getting smaller as you go along until you are down to just the size of a pearl.
Add the final pearl on top of the tree and secure the thread with a large knot.
Leave additional thread at the end of the treetop to loop and tie for an ornament hanger.
Printable Step by Step Photo Tutorial:
- Yarn or ribbon
- Pearls or beads
- Begin your handmade Christmas ornaments by adding a thread to your needle;
- You will push the needle through the middle of a piece of yarn, folding it over to create a "branch";
- Once the needle is through, you will thread it through a pearl, then add another layer of yarn "branch";
- Continue this process making each branch slightly smaller as you work your way to the top;
- Once at the top of your ribbon tree, you will finish by threading through a final pearl;
- Secure the thread with a large knot on top of the pearl, and an added loop for hanging;
- Display on your holiday tree.
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