Need an easy but inexpensive Christmas DIY? Let’s make a ribbon Christmas tree. You probably already have these supplies in your craft stash. If you don’t have these supplies, just improvise and use what you have.

That is the beauty of creativity. Change things up and make it your own! Decorations for Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive. This could also be a nice happy for someone in your life!

Let’s get started!

Supplies you will need to make your ribbon Christmas tree

Super jumbo craft sticks (hobby lobby or Walmart)

Brown paint and white paint

Baby wipes


Glue gun

Ribbon of your choice


Wood beads (optional) and jute

supplies needed to make a ribbon Christmas tree

You will need nine of the craft sticks. Cut the rounded end off of two of the stick with snips or scissors. These two pieces will be your top and bottom pieces.

cutting rounded edges off of craft sticks

Next, you will want to take your baby wipe and brown paint and stain your two pieces that you cut the rounded end. This is an effective way of staining without all of the fumes and dry time with real stain. However, you can use real stain if you would like. I’m impatient and don’t want to wait overnight for it to dry!

So, for the other seven sticks, you will want to paint them with white craft paint or whatever color you choose.

Next, line all of the white craft sticks up and take your hot glue gun and glue the two stained sticks to the rounded edge of your white sticks as shown in the pictures below.

Now we have our background made and can begin building our tree!

I used two different ribbons for my tree but you can always use ribbon to match your Christmas decorations.

Now you will want to cut the ribbons getting smaller as you go up to form the shape of a Christmas tree. I laid all of mine out to make sure it would look right before I hot glued them down.

For the trunk of the tree, I used a small piece of burlap and hot glued it down. You can always use the brown paint to paint a trunk or even use sticks from your yard. Most importantly, get creative! Use what you have!

Then I used a rhinestone embellishment for the top. I didn’t take a pic of that part oops! You can use a button, star or something from your stash.

Next, I strung my wood beads on jute. I took them and hot glued the jute to the back of my craft sticks at the top.

A piece of ribbon was to cover the glue and the ends of the jute but you can omit this step.

I thought it needed a little something so I added some greenery. You may use what you have. For example, a bow would look great too!

Now you have a pretty and simple project to hang on the tree, give as a gift, or display in your home for Christmas. Most importantly, these can be made so many different ways using different colors and embellishments. Above all, get creative and have fun!

finished ribbon Christmas tree

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!