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Ribbon-Inspired Holiday Decor

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holiday decorating with ribbon

Ribbon has always been one of my favorite tools for dressing things up without breaking the bank. Use it to create a makeshift table runner, tie napkins, or to transform your everyday serveware or home decor into pieces that perfectly match your party theme. Example: everday white vase + red ribbon = instant “candy cane” container!

holiday decorating with ribbon

Better Homes & Gardens has a fabulous gallery called “Easy Holiday Decorating with Ribbon” that’s full of fun ideas like this! Favorites pictured here include:

Top image:
1. Ribbon Table Runner
– (Budget tip: use fabric or gift wrap paper for the widest piece)
2. Ribbon-Accented Table Setting – Another option is to put the ribbon under the main plate so that it’s only covering the charger, which won’t require removal to eat!
3. Elegant Ribbon Roses – made from 5-inch wide wired ribbon

Middle image:
1. Ribbon Tray
easy, DIY holiday serveware!
2. “Package Tree
– empty boxes + your favorite wrapping paper & ribbon = endless possibilities! Shredded tissue paper or feather boa makes a festive “base” for the tree.
3. Simple Holiday Artwork
– made from blank artist canvases painted your favorite color + strips of accent ribbon!
4. X Marks the Spot
– a super simple idea that makes a huge impact!

holiday decorating with ribbon

Bottom image:
1. Ribbon Embellished Lampshade
– (Pick up inexpensive lamp shades to decorate at places like IKEA or Target)
3. Ribbon Photo Frames
– have fun with your favorite photos!
2. Floating Ball Ornament Tree – made with a tension rod, ribbon, & ball ornaments

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

11 responses to “Ribbon-Inspired Holiday Decor”

  1. Beautiful ideas! Lovin’ the hot pink and chartreuse combination! Gorgeous!

  2. Dee says:

    Just thought I would let you know that when I went to from this site it said, “Welcome, Jennifer” at the top. Something I find especially weird, considering I was previously logged in as myself! It gave me the option to log out (and showed I was logged in under your email address). I don’t know what needs to happen to fix this, but I found it quite strange.

  3. Jill says:

    I love red and pink together and with the punch of green….so much fun! I’m going to use the ribbon runner idea on my dining room table…thanks for the inspiration!

  4. jenn s. says:

    Hi Dee – That is really strange! Thanks for the heads up… looks like I’ll need to log out then update all the links again :0

  5. I adore all of these fabulous ideas! I love the use of ribbon during the holidays! So wonderful!

  6. April T. says:

    I love the whimsy of this decor.

  7. I love the table runner! I’m copying that idea for sure!

  8. Sandra @ Ribbons and Favors says:

    In your X Marks the Spot pic I think your two tree containers are terrific. This idea could be used for so many arrangements and so many events. Any container with some nice wrapping paper or fabric and a great ribbon.
    Very nice for a DIY project.

  9. Sydney85 says:

    I love the wrapped present with the white 3D paper christmas tree at each table setting – where can I get these to decorate my gifts.

  10. jenn s. says:

    Hi Sydney –
    I really wish I had an answer for you! The gallery is from and they don’t mention any resources for the cute paper trees, unfortunately. If I stumble on anything similar I’ll definitely let you know!

  11. katherine says:

    so beautiful your decoration in christmas