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Easy Christmas Crafts: Curly Ribbon Ornament


This Easy Christmas Crafts Curly Ribbon Ornament uses two colors of curling ribbon and a small piece of poster board or card stock to make a pretty decoration. It's fun, easy and inexpensive to make.

Take a look at this blue and white version of the fun little curly ribbon ornament. Then view the how-to-make instructions below for a red and gold version.

Curly Ribbon Ornament of blue and white ribbon on a white background

Easy Christmas Crafts: Curly Ribbon Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Curly Ribbon Ornament pattern (click to open PDF file)
  • Curling ribbon 1/4 inch wide
    • 31 pieces 6 1/2 inches long of the primary color
    • 5 pieces 7 inches long of the accent color
    • 1 piece 12 inches long for the hanging loop
  • Poster board or card stock
  • Ruler
  • Scissors  
  • Hole punch

Curly Ribbon Ornament materials and tools 

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Curly Ribbon Ornament:

Print the Curly Ribbon Ornament pattern.

Use one of the shapes to cut a poster board doughnut shape.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 1 cut circle

Hold the pattern over the poster board and punch the 12 holes in the poster board.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 2 punch 12 holes

Begin tying the primary color ribbons to the circle. Use a square or "hard" knot to secure the ribbons.

Ribbons should be tied from each hole to the outside of the circle, from each hole to the inside of the circle and between each hole.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 3 add ribbon

Leave two adjacent holes for the accent ribbons.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 4 finish adding primary ribbon

The back view shows how all of the ribbons fit into the holes and around the outer and inner edges of the poster board circle.

Notice the primary ribbons go into the open holes for the accent ribbons.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 5 shows back of circle and ribbons

Add the five accent ribbons to the open two holes.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 6 add accent ribbon

The back view shows all of the ribbons added to the poster board circle.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 7 shows back of ribbon circle

Use the edge of the scissors to curl each of the ribbon ends.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 8 curl ribbon ends

Next, split each ribbon down its length.

This adds fullness and also makes the curly ribbon ornament more attractive.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 9 split each ribbon

This view shows all of the ribbons split.

If some of the ribbon lose their curl when they are split, use the edge of the scissors to re-curl the ribbon.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 10 showing all ribbons split

Looking at the 12 holes as the 12 positions on an analog clock face, position the accent ribbons at the 4:00 and 5:00 holes.

Add the 12-inch ribbon through the 12:00 position for the hanging loop.

Tie a knot in the ribbon ends to complete the loop.

Trim the ribbon ends as needed.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 11 add ribbon loop

Hang the pretty little curly ribbon ornament on a Christmas tree, a door knob, a cabinet pull, an office drawer or where you want to see a fun bit of holiday cheer.

Curly Ribbon Ornament step 12 hang finished red and gold ornament

Young or old, people of all ages can enjoy this easy Christmas crafts project for a curly ribbon ornament.

Mix and match ribbons to form many different versions of the pretty little decoration.

These simple and fun ornaments could also be added to packages or used as small keepsake gifts.

Have fun!

A few materials and tools makes this Easy Christmas Crafts Curly Ribbon Ornament simple, fun, and inexpensive for anyone to do.


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