Creating beautifully wrapped gifts for your loved ones takes plenty of work and supplies, which is why it’s important to plan ahead. If you bought a lot of wrapping supplies this year, it can be tough to figure out what to do with ribbon that’s leftover. Even if you started with the perfect amount of supplies, once Christmas morning comes, you’ll be swimming in discarded bows and baubles.
Luckily, there are lots of things to do with ribbon and recycled Christmas decorations besides learning how to tie a classic bow on top of all your presents. Discover our ideas for repurposed Christmas ribbon decorations and get inspired to renew and reuse your prettiest supplies throughout the season.
Decorating Your Mantel
If you have two matching styles of ribbon – large or small – simply twist them together to create an easy garland for your mantel. Combine glittery white, teal and red mesh ribbon to make a magical scene wherever you hang your homemade garland. If the ribbon you use has wire woven in and is strong enough to hold a little weight, hang some of your favorite ornaments along the garland for some extra sparkle and shine.
Decorating Your Dining Room
Are you hosting a party this holiday season? If so, there are some other things to do with ribbon that are sure to impress your guests. To get the look above, tie a large ribbon around each of your dining room chairs, positioning the knot in back. Then, attach a lightweight, nice looking ornament to the knot. You can use mismatched ornaments or opt for a more uniform look. Simply secure the ornament and ribbon in place with a shimmery clip or bow and you’re done!
Decorating Your Table
Still have more ribbon? Don’t stop at decorating your chairs. Tie a matching ribbon around your centerpiece to create a festive talking piece for your holiday dinner. Start by tying a classic bow and attaching it to the middle of your existing centerpiece. Then, weave the ends of the ribbon along the sides of the piece, trimming any excess ribbon to fit. In no time at all, you’ll have an extra elegant table decoration with ribbons that guests will love!
Decorating with ribbon is fun and easy, and it gives your home more magic during the Christmas season. So go ahead. Buy that extra roll of ribbon for gift wrapping, just in case you get inspired and want to decorate a little extra. Do you know of other cute things to do with ribbon? We want to see! Post a photo to Instagram and tag @kirklands and #myKirklands to show off your Christmas decorations with ribbon today.