Monday, 16 November 2015

Ribbon Christmas Tree

When I received the main feature range of Christmas ribbons - Christmas Charm - from Crafty Ribbons I was instantly in love with the colours.  Not the standard bright red, but a slightly darker shade and a few gorgeous greens.  I wasn't sure what I was going to make but this idea formed and grew...

I glued strips of ribbons on to calico (re-purposed from a fabric storage unit) and cut out two tree shapes.  I zig zag stitched them together leaving a hole at the bottom.  I used some toy stuffing to give it a little body and placed it on a kitchen roll holder!  Yes, that's right... the stem and base is a kitchen roll older - it was the right size so why not?!  Perfect upcycling!

I finished the bottom edge with a couple of widths of lace, in scarlet and kiwi.

This tree is on display on the Crafty Ribbons exhibition stall.  If you'd like to make one you can free style the shape and get the supplies on the list below, or grab a kit to make a smaller hanging version.

Christmas Charm Bauble
Christmas Charm Baubles
Christmas Charm Badges
Christmas Charm Merry Christmas
Christmas Charm Winter Scene
Christmas Charm Charms
Christmas Charm Stamps
Christmas Charm Snowflakes
Lace in scarlet
Lace in kiwi

Linking at Inspire Me Monday, Trash to Treasure, Creative Mondays.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Fab idea Laura.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the creative kitchen roll holder idea, I'd have never guessed what it was and the toy stuffing really pads out the tree well. I am hopeless at sewing but really want to give this a go, I may have to raid some old Christmas clothes from the kids draws for the tree. The lace bottom finishes it so well too. Thank you so much for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

  3. very beautiful
    have a nice day
    lots of hugs


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