By Ashley Irwin
During the holidays, we expect to see tons of ribbon on our Christmas trees and gifts. However, ribbon is one of the most versatile pieces of holiday decor and can be used in creative ways that you may not have thought of. Here are 5 unique ways to use ribbon this holiday season:
1- Decorate Banisters
Wrapping ribbon around the banisters of the staircases in your home is a great way to make your decor even more warm and festive. You can tie the ribbon into large bows or wrap it around the entire banister for a quick and easy decoration. It is a simple and cost effective way to add sophisticated style to your holiday decorations. You can play around with the styles, sizes, and colors of many different types of ribbon to get the look you desire.
2- Make Picture Hangers
You can make a quick and easy photo display by hanging pieces of ribbon against a door or a cabinet and attaching photos down the ribbon. You can use just about any kind of ribbon you’d like, and your guests can enjoying seeing photos of you and your family during their visits. You can even use it as a display for holiday cards that you receive so they do not clutter up your fridge or mantel.
3- On the Tree
Garland is one of the most popular tree decorations. You can create your own garland by using ribbons of different colors and styles to give your tree some extra texture and vibrance. The most effective way to attach ribbon as a garland to the tree is wrap it around at an angle and incorporate it into the lights and ornaments. You can even tie different ribbons together to create larger garlands.
4- Around the Front Door
Creating ribbon garlands around your front door is a great way to give your home that extra curb appeal during the holidays. Including ribbon in a tree garland around your door makes the decoration look warm and inviting. You can also tie ribbons into bows to make your door resemble a beautifully wrapped present. Your guests will feel the holiday spirit before they even walk inside your home.
5- Attach Ornaments Together
Festive ribbon can be used to attach a string of ornaments together to give the ornaments some extra style and make it easier to hang them in a group. If you have ornaments that usually hang together on the tree, such as ornaments your children made, you can attach them to a piece of ribbon to display them together. You can also use this to attach ornaments to a mantelpiece or any other garland you have put throughout your home. This is a great way to coordinate ornaments and decorations without sacrificing a clean and festive look.
You can find ribbon, ornaments, garland and anything else you would need to decorate your home this holiday season at True Value Garden Center in Franklin, 203 Downs Blvd. For the holidays, the Garden Center has been transformed into a Christmas shop, equipped with everything you need to make your holiday special. Like them on Facebook for holiday inspiration!