How do you put ribbon strips on a Christmas tree?
You’ll start with the end of the piece of ribbon and just tuck it into the tree. Come down at an angle and tuck the middle into the tree. Now come out again for your second swoop and then tuck the end back into the tree. You want the ribbon “swoops” to be loose, never pulling tight against the branches.
Do you put ribbon on tree before ornaments?
Wired ribbon works best. Once you have your ribbon, the next step is to make sure your tree is ready for ornaments. Whether your tree is artificial or real, all of the branches should be fluffy, full, and looking as good as possible. You‘ll also want to put on your tree lights before adding the ribbon.
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