Make this simple and versatile ribbon garland in time for the 4th of July! Below, I cover 4 decorative ways to use ribbons to add some flair your holiday celebration this year, and for many years to come.
Start with a selection of various colors and patterns of decorative ribbon for whatever holiday theme you’re after.
Next, get a length of ribbon to tie the smaller lengths of ribbon onto. I chose one that was about 3 feet long and about an inch wide.
Cut each piece of ribbon from your multi-colored selection into approx. 4 inch lengths.
Leave around 3 or 4 inches of the ribbon exposed on the end before beginning to tie on your first shorter colored piece of ribbon. You can slide the knot where you want it after it’s tied.
Push each piece you tie closely together so the knots cover the underlying length of ribbon they are attached to.
Finally, leave a few extra inches at the end of your ribbon chain so that you can use the ends to tie or pin them onto something if needed.
Now that it’s complete, hang it like a garland on a mantle, mirror, chandelier, or whatever else you can think of!
I love how it gives a “fireworks” feeling with the colors bursting out in different directions.
You can also use a small garland as a “lei” type of necklace….
… And tie some ribbons onto an elastic hair band for a decorative bow. In addition, it only take a few minutes to jazz up a pair of flip flops.
The garland takes longer to make of course, so allow plenty of time. I found that the best way to get the project done was to bring it along to my son’s baseball games and work on it while watching him play. I would estimate that it took me a couple hours of tying, while the hair elastic and flip flops only took a couple of minutes. Timing aside, this is a very easy project that just about anyone can do!
Sharing this project with you a month before the festivities begin will give you plenty of time to create whatever it is you have in mind. If this is a project you think you will tackle, please let me know in the comments below!