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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

By |2016-12-25T10:02:38-07:00November 10th, 2008|Christmas, Party Decor Projects|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor November 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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

  2. Dee November 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Just thought I would let you know that when I went to bhg.com 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 November 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    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. November 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    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. Madelyn @ Southern Weddings November 10, 2008 at 9:10 pm

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

  6. April T. November 11, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I love the whimsy of this decor.

  7. thrilled by the thought November 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

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

  8. Sandra @ Ribbons and Favors November 11, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    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 December 11, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    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. December 12, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Sydney –
    I really wish I had an answer for you! The gallery is from BHG.com 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 November 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    so beautiful your decoration in christmas

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