Monday, December 20, 2010

Rockin' around the ribbon Christmas tree!

Helloooooo blogging world! I feel so distant, I haven't been on blogger since Friday! But for good reason. I must admit I've been telling a little white lie. I'm writing this blog from my Granny's computer in sunny, well, rainy Wasco, CA today.

Mine and Bryan's "road trip" that I talked about in my last post Thankful Thursday post, was really a 16 hour road trip with my mom, brother, and sister down to California to surprise my Granny and Papa for Christmas! They knew that mom, Wes and Hanna were coming but had no idea Bryan and I were coming as well. Needless to say after a VERY long car ride, playing musical seats in the van because staying in the same seat for too long got boring, and a couple of sugary drinks later, everything was worth it when we walked in their back door and Granny was so surprised she started crying :) Happy tears of course!

It's already been a whirlwind, and I have so many pictures already, however, first thing's first. I FINALLY have a Christmas craft to share with everyone!!! These little beauties that my Granny and Aunt Lizzie made - ribbon Christmas trees

Super cute, right? Well, I think so at least, I'm going to try my best at explaining how to make them. I know I'm a little late, but all of the Christmas ribbon will be on sale after the holidays so maybe you can make these next year :)

Things you'll need:
-1 inch ribbon, all different Christmas colors
-1 box of size 17 dresser pins (we used Singer brand)

-foam cones (we got ours at the dollar store by the fake flowers and floral foam) but you can also get them at Michael's
1. Cut the ribbon into 4 inch pieces
2. Fold each ribbon piece hamburger style (from frayed end to frayed end) and starting from the bottom to top, place them around the bottom of the cone, securing each side with a pin on each side.
3. Make the rows overlapping each other until you can't see the Styrofoam anymore
4. Top your ribbon tree with whatever you like, homemade star or angel maybe?

So there we were, all the ladies sitting at the table making these cute ribbon trees, and my husband says, "You should make a ribbon angel to put on top of the tree." I said, "Yeah right! I'd like to see you make a ribbon angel, psh!"
So, sure enough, he tried and didn't stop until he tried. AND they were actually really cute!

 -This is his, "I'm going to prove you wrong look"-
 -Hanna's tree on the left, mine one the right, and Bryan's angels on top-
-Yay! Merry Christmas-

Hopefully my half-attempted tutorial made a little sense? I'm so sorry if it didn't, I'm just SO excited I finally have a Christmas craft to share with everyone, even if it is only 4 days till Santa comes...


  1. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing :) have a great week!

  2. holy crow amanda!!!!

    this is SUCH neat idea!! you go girly :)

    also, LOVED your pic for the photo swap!! i can't tell you how happy it made me to see you joined in as well!!

  3. Those are adorable! I love Christmas crafts, thanks for the idea!

  4. those ribbon trees are so cute! hope your having a blast in CA!