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8 Stunning Christmas Tree Ribbon Ideas

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If you love the look of ribbon on a tree, here are 8 Christmas trees with ribbon you’ll drool over

christmas tree with red blue and gold ribbon and white bookshelves in the background

CHRISTMAS

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree with Ribbon

I have always been in LOVE with Christmas trees with ribbon, but have never been able to execute it quite like the magazines.

But believe me I’m trying this year! Which means I’m looking at all the most gorgeous Christmas trees with ribbon the internet has to offer and I’m sharing them all with you!

Gorgeous Christmas Trees with Ribbon

Peppermint Tree

christmas tree with red tulle ribbon decorated red and white and green and peppermint
Red, white and green Christmas tree via Two Twenty One

The Christmas queen herself, Chelsea, always does a fabulous job with ribbon on her Christmas trees.

In fact, I will never forget last year when I was panic texting her standing in the middle of Michaels trying to figure out what kind of ribbon I needed and forcing her to talk me through how to use it because even though I had read her post and watched videos, I couldn’t figure it out for the life of me.

Horizontal Stripes

christmas tree with red and white strip ribbon
Red and white striped Christmas tree ribbon via Kippi at Home

Nothing says Christmas like red and white stripes. Can we say candy canes?!

Wrapping a tall green tree in a wide ribbon with a horizontal striped pattern adds an extra layer of dimension to break up the wide expanse of green branches.

Silver and Satin Glitter

flocked christmas tree with silver ribbon on it
Flocked tree with silver ribbon via A Pumpkin and a Princess

A fantastic look for white trees is to go with a beautiful metallic color palette.

Combine shiny gold, green and white balls in various shapes with vertically hung ribbons. This shiny Christmas ribbon has a bright glittery white trim and silver center that reflects the tree’s white lights.

Satin and Velvet Mixed Tree Ribbon

christmas tree with red blue and gold ribbon and white bookshelves in the background
Satin and velvet Christmas tree ribbon via Citrine Living

Draping multiple colors of ribbons adds layers of visual dimension to make the ornaments leap off the tree.

To add to the design, look for ribbons of different textures. The contrast of sheens, feel, color, and texture creates a fun twist of styles for extra appeal.

This idea doesn’t just work well for Christmas tree ribbons but also other holiday tree celebrations. Just change the ornaments and ribbon colors and quickly have yourself a fall tree or even a real cute tree for Valentine’s Day!

Plaid Wired Ribbon

flocked christmas tree with red ribbon next to couch with red and white checked pillows
Plaid Christmas tree ribbon via Jen Woodhouse

If traditional is more your style, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to a tried and true wired ribbon in plaid.

To make it fit for your Christmas tree, pick a typical red and white buffalo plaid spiced up with tulle or satin on a flocked Christmas tree. For a non-flocked tree, you can also go with a darker look of green and red or green and blue.

Faux Fur

faux fur white ribbon on Christmas tree with smaller trees in background
Faux fur and grain sack ribbon via Taryn Whiteaker

I love the idea of having a faux fur ribbon on your tree. It adds a fun, modern touch to your tree and can take you all the way past Christmas into winter if you’re one of those who doesn’t like taking your tree down after Christmas.

Having a white faux fur makes it feel like snow on your tree, or you can opt for a more natural brown color faux fur and then jazz it up with fancy schmancy ornaments.

Whimsical Tulle

tulle ribbon wrapped around a full Christmas tree in living room
Tulle ribbon wrapped tree via Pretty Providence

This tree looks downright ethereal, with the shimmering translucent tulle in silver, bronze, and gold accenting the twinkling clear lights and glittery ornaments.

Add earthy elements like wood signs and metal ornaments with berry garland to keep the look natural and serene.

Basic Burlap

burlap ribbon on Christmas tree in front of white wall with board and batten and window with woven shade
Christmas tree with burlap ribbon via It All Started With Paint

Burlap can add the finishing ribbon touches to your natural Christmas tree decor.

This Christmas tree demonstrates the charm of a wide brown burlap ribbon broadly lapped over broad branches decked in snowflakes, pine cones, and elegant glossy white ornaments.

You can choose this style for a modern minimalistic, farmhouse, or even rustic glam theme.

Unique Ribbon Knots

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Christmas tree ribbon knots via Balsam Hill

Not a fan of wrapping your entire tree in ribbons or like me, can’t freaking figure out how?

Do what I think I’m going to do this year and try tying some ribbons into knots around ornaments that you hang on the tree.

This adorable DIY craft can consist of ribbon strips in one solid color or a few strands of various colors. I love the layered look of these because you can change out the colors of the ribbons each year for a cheap way to change your Christmas tree decor!

Changing up ribbon from year to year is the easiest way to get a fresh look with the same decor! I’ve even rounded up some of my favorite velvet ribbon from Amazon you can get super quick in tons of color options!

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