16 Gorgeous Ways to Add Ribbon to Your Christmas Tree
Mama always taught us never to go halfway on anything: our hair, our homes—anything. When it comes to decorating our Christmas trees, we mean business. If you walk into a Southerner’s home during Christmastime, odds are you’re going to be overwhelmed by professional looking ribbons cascading everywhere from winding staircase to mantle. However, every Southerner knows that the real trick isn’t behind hiring a pricey decorator, but rather mastering a few tried-and-true techniques for enviable Christmas décor year after year. If our massive collection of hair ribbons as a child weren’t foreshadowing enough, we think everything looks better dressed up with a little ribbon on it. Those extravagant Christmas tree ribbons Southerners are known for didn’t come without a little patience and a lot of practice. (After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, y’all.) We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Christmas tree ribbon ideas, complete with a few tips and tricks Mama would definitely approve of. When it comes to Christmas tree ribbon, we live by the philosophy of the more the merrier!
Bring a holiday glow to your home with a tree wrapped in wow-worthy gold. Plus, we love a simple bow with ends trailing down the tree as a topper.
Interlace Two Tones
Play with pattern and color by layering two types of ribbon in your tree.
Pretty Pink Vintage Charm
A ladylike palette of pink pairs perfectly with the pastel hues of retro ornaments.
Keep things cool with all things white and silver. You can start with a green tree like shown, or go big with a flocked tree. Wrap the tree in white or silver ribbon and ornaments.
Playing with Plaid
A pop of red plaid can bring a festive flair to any tree.
Tiny Tied Touches
Small ribbon bows bring a light, classic touch to a traditional tree.
Cascading Ribbon with Color
Bring a little color to a snowy-white tree with an oversized, pastel bow that drapes ribbon down the tree.
Coordinate wrapped packages under the tree with your holiday ribbon for a unified look.
Bring in Blue
No winter blues here. A bright pairing of teal ribbon and red beads woven into the branches brings a youthful look to any tree.
We love a simple, wide ribbon for a classic look the still brings a touch of drama.
Tiny Tied Bow
Tabletop trees are one of our favorite holiday touches for any room. Top your tiny tree with a small velvet bow that creates a garland as it cascades down the side.
Top It Off
Full of subtle shades of silver, white, and gold that lend a sophisticated look to any interior, this ribbon-inspired topper adds an elegant finishing touch to any tree.
Cascading Velvet Ribbons
Add a pop of color and texture to your Christmas decor with vertical, velvet ribbons. Here, the vibrant look pairs with a family ornament collection that grows each year.
16 Ideas to Add Ribbon to Your Christmas Tree
The more the merrier!
A Touch of Burlap
Strands of burlap ribbon peek out behind pinecones, lights, and features in this Southern-inspired design.
Trio of Ribbon
More is more in this case! Use not one, but three different ribbons (wide, wire-edged ribbon works best) to snake down the tree for ultimate effect.