With Christmas coming soon I’ve been itching to use my scrapbooking supplies to create some festive décor. I love the various trees I’ve seen floating around the internet the last few years. And like many of you probably do, I have plenty of ribbon and trim scraps laying around my craft room just waiting to get used on a project. So I decided to put the two together and make these ribbon Christmas trees.

Here’s what you need:

Styrofoam cones (found at most craft stores)
Scraps of various ribbon and trim in your favourite holiday colours
2 large buttons from Jillibean Soup
2 hat pins from Jillibean Soup
glue dots


Be sure to align all the ends of the ribbon scraps on one side of the cone, so they don’t show when you display the trees. Wrapping the ribbons at a bit of an angle helps them to lay flatter against the cone.

Continue wrapping the cone until it’s completely covered. Including various trims, like ric rac or twill, adds texture and visual interest. Consider mixing different patterns to add more interest as well.


For a tree topper, attach two large buttons to the top of the cone by sticking hat pins through the holes and into the styrofoam.


Display a single tree as part of a holiday décor grouping, or create a set of trees and display them on their own.


I hope this project has inspired you to use your scrapbooking supplies to create some fun holiday décor. I wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday season, and a happy new year!

Article by: Aly Dosdall