You can make a DIY ribbon ornament in about 5 minutes. This is one of the easiest and quickest ornaments I’ve ever made. Use ribbon and a foam ball to create a one of a kind ornament. It’s time to get started planning Christmas decor and making DIY Ornaments is a great way to add a unique look to your tree.
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I love creating DIY ornaments and I’ve made some no sew ornaments over the last couple of years. My No Sew Felt and Ribbon Ornament is more elaborate and detailed than this one and my No Sew Quilted Ornament took quite a while to make. I love the simplicity of this one and how easy it is to make.
5 Minute Ribbon Ornament
One of the best things about this easy ornament is that it’s also very budget friendly. I bought the ribbon, styrofoam balls, and pins at Dollar Tree.
Supplies Used to Make this Easy Ribbon Ornament
- Styrofoam Balls – I used a 4″ ball
- Straight Pins
- Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
- Adhesive gem
The adhesive pearls are items I had in my craft stash. I bought four rolls of ribbon, but I only need one full roll and a bit of one more for a large 4″ ornament.
Easy steps for making a DIY Ribbon Ornament
- Locate the center of the ball and pin a strip of ribbon in place.
- Wrap the ribbon around the ball and add two pins when the ribbon meets.
- Continue to wrap the ribbon around the ball in an X pattern
- Make sure that all of the ball is covered as you wrap the ribbon around the ball.
- Once it’s fully covered, make a loop with the ribbon and cut the end of it
- Pin the end of the loop in place using two pins.
- Use matching ribbon to tie around the loop.
I wanted to give the ornament a more finished off look. To do that, I tied a simple piece of thin ribbon around the loop. It’s tied in a knot and then a bow.
- Glue on a gem or some other small item to help cover the area where the ribbon is cut.
If you prefer, you can cut the ribbon into strips before wrapping it. I found that keeping it one long piece was not only quicker, but it seemed to help to keep the ribbon taut.
I made a second, smaller ornament using cute red polka dot cloth and adding a snowflake instead of the gem.
These easy diy ornaments would be great to make and give as hostess gifts or to send one home with holiday guests.
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Easy and Quick DIY Ribbon Ornament