Because all of my outdoor Christmas decorations had been in storage for years, they needed a little sprucing up (no pun intended). Instead of just chucking them in favor of new ones, I went to the local crafts store and purchased a 30-foot spool of plaid ribbon in Christmas colors. I prefer the ribbon with wire edges because it holds its shape.
- To make a ribbon, pull the length of the tail that you want. (I made this one about 8 inches).
- Fold back and forth four times.
- Set the ribbon aside while you cut about 3-4 inches and form it into a cylinder.
- Place the cylinder onto the center of the folded section of ribbon.
- Fish a twist-tie (or zip-tie) through the cylinder.
- Turn the ribbon over, and twist (or clamp) the tie until the center is securely fastened together.
- Fluff and voilà – a festive ribbon.
I was able to make 7 ribbons with the 30-foot spool. Three for the back-door garland and wreath, three for the front-door garland and wreath, and one for the mail box.
A new look – all for just $4.97. I priced the pre-made ones in the store for $5.00 apiece. As ole Ben said, “A fool and his money are soon parted.”
Festive times, friends!