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Easy Christmas Crafts: Ribbon Tree Package Tag


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This Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag can add a cute decoration to packages and can serve as a from/to tag as well. It's fun and easy to make several of these little tags using color paper and 1/4 inch wide ribbon.

Add some fun and whimsy to your gifts this year.

This is a great project to do with children. Adults can cut the shapes, and little fingers can more easily weave the ribbon to make the tree design. Plus, if you don't have color paper, the children can have fun coloring the shapes.

Let's look at a finished package tag.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag finished in green

This Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag can be made quickly and easily and add a fun touch to gifts for the holidays.

Easy Christmas Crafts: Ribbon Tree Package Tag Materials and Tools:

  • Printer paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches 
  • Gold 1/4 inch wide ribbon (curling ribbon works great); 10 inches long
  • Green 1/4 inch wide ribbon; 5 inches long
  • Red 1/4 inch wide ribbon; 1 inch long
  • Glue (stick glue works best)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife (can use sharp kitchen knife)
  • Hole punch
  • Pattern (Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag pattern)
  • Not shown: a cutting board or self-healing mat

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.  The paper is inexpensive construction paper, but other papers can be used as well.

Crafty Caution: I show liquid glue in the materials picture. If you use liquid glue, be careful to use only a small amount. I was too generous with the glue and had to throw away the results. I found a simple glue stick to be a much better choice.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Ribbon Tree Package Tag:

Print the Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag pattern.

Cut around the rectangular shapes.

Cut along the vertical lines of the tree shape. Use a cutting board or self-healing mat as a background when making the cuts.

A straight edge such as a ruler can help you keep the vertical cuts straight.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 1 cut shape

Weave a short piece, 1-inch, of the gold ribbon at the top of the tree shape.

Weave the ribbon on the printed side of the shape.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 2 add gold ribbon at the top of the tree

Next, weave the first green ribbon of the tree shape.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 3 add the first green ribbon

Add the second row of green ribbon adjacent to the first by weaving over and under the strips of the paper tree shape.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 4 weave the second green ribbon

The third row of the green ribbon is more difficult to weave since it is at the end of several of the vertical cuts.

Bend and push the ribbon as necessary to weave it through the cut lines.

Pull the ribbon through the cuts such that any crumpled ribbon does not show in the weave.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 5 add the third green ribbon

Add the short piece of red ribbon to the base of the ribbon tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 6 add the red ribbon base

Position the ribbons such that each is parallel to the adjacent ribbons and vertical to the cut paper strips.

Place a piece of tape across all of the ribbons down the center to hold them in position.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 7 tape the ribbons in place

Trim the ends of the ribbons.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 8 trim the ribbon ends

Fold the paper in half.

Add glue to the plain half opposite the woven ribbons.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 9 fold in half and glue

Allow the glue to dry to make the next step easier.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 10 allow glued shape to dry

Punch a hole in the upper corner of the package tag.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 11 punch hole in upper corner

Add the remaining gold ribbon, or roughly 9 inches, through the punched hole.

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

Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag step 12 add gold ribbon loop

Here, the finished green ribbon tree package tag and a similar one in red are ready to add to a gift. 

The back of each is plain and easily holds a to/from address or holiday wishes.

Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag two finished tags in green and red

The little woven ribbon tree can also be a simple little holiday decoration for an office, an addition inside a holiday card or even made into a simple little garland.

Simple materials and simple tools makes this a fun and easy project.

Have fun!

The inexpensive and Easy Christmas Crafts Ribbon Tree Package Tag can be fun for families, for church groups and for senior centers.


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