Christmas Ideas: Better Homes and Gardens

Using ribbons and mesh can add a festive and decorative touch to your Christmas decorations. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  1. Ribbon-wrapped Wreath:

    • Wrap a wreath form with a wide ribbon in a Christmas color or pattern.
    • Create a large bow with a contrasting ribbon and attach it to the wreath.
    • Add small ornaments or decorative picks for extra flair.
  2. Mesh Garland for the Tree:

    • Use mesh ribbon to create a garland for your Christmas tree.
    • Cut the mesh into long strips and drape them around the tree.
    • Mix different colors or patterns for a vibrant look.
  3. Ribbon Candy Canes:

    • Create candy canes by wrapping white and red ribbons around foam or wire forms.
    • Attach a bow at the top and hang them on the tree or use them as wall decorations.
  4. Mesh Ribbon Bows:

    • Make large bows from mesh ribbon and attach them to various points on your Christmas tree.
    • Combine different colors or patterns for a dynamic and eye-catching display.
  5. Ribbon-tied Ornaments:

    • Use thin ribbons to tie ornaments to the tree branches.
    • Coordinate the ribbon colors with your ornament palette for a cohesive look.
  6. Mesh Ribbon Table Runner:

    • Lay a wide mesh ribbon down the center of your dining or coffee table as a festive table runner.
    • Scatter small ornaments or pinecones along the runner for added decoration.
  7. Ribbon-wrapped Candle Holders:

    • Wrap festive ribbons around the base of candle holders.
    • Use battery-operated candles for safety, and tie a bow at the top for a finishing touch.
  8. Mesh Ribbon Swag:

    • Create a swag by draping mesh ribbon along a mantelpiece, staircase railing, or doorway.
    • Add bows and ornaments at intervals for a more elaborate look.
  9. Ribbon-tied Gift Staircase:

    • Tie large bows with ribbon on each step of your staircase, as if each step is a gift.
    • This adds a whimsical and charming touch to your home decor.
  10. Mesh Ribbon Poinsettias:

    • Craft poinsettias from red and green mesh ribbon.
    • Arrange them in a vase or use them to decorate your tree.

Remember to mix and match colors, textures, and patterns to create a visually appealing and cohesive holiday decor theme. Let your creativity shine, and don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations!