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Christmas in July: How to Make a Ribbon Tree Card

How to Make a Ribbon Tree Card for Christmas in JulyJuly is the perfect month to start your Christmas crafts. Make a few adorable Christmas tree cards with ribbon and yarn. Your friends, family and neighbors will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Material List:

  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Glue gun
  • Paper cutter/scissors
  • Assorted grosgrain ribbon
  • Christmas paper/cardstock
  • Double stick tape


1. Fold one piece of cardstock in half and cut with your paper cutter or scissors. Fold one of the pieces in half to make a card. Cut a piece of Christmas paper to fit one side of the folded piece of cardstock. Use double stick tape or a glue gun to attach Christmas paper to the cardstock.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


2. Cut a small piece of ribbon for the trunk of the tree and glue towards the bottom of the card. You could also use double stick tape but I found glue dots worked the best.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


3. Cut 3 inch pieces of assorted grosgrain ribbon. I used colored ribbon that matched.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


4. Fold each ribbon piece in half and apply a small glue dot to secure the cut ends together.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


5. Repeat step four so all of the ribbon pieces are ready to apply to the card. I used 10 pieces of ribbon.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


6. Glue folded ribbon pairs onto the card starting at the top of the trunk until you have a full tree.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


7. Next, take the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler and place on the Mini Bowdabra. Place a piece of grosgrain ribbon onto the Mini Bowdabra with the tail on the left at the 1 ½” mark.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


8. Make two loops on each side and scrunch down with the wand.

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9. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends through. Carefully trim the ends of the ribbon tails and fluff.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card


10. Glue the bow to the top of the tree. Wasn’t that easy? Make more and give to friends, family or neighbors for Christmas.

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Christmas in July: Ribbon Tree Card

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    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
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