This is the time of year budgets (and waistbands) stretch with the Christmas spirit. Pinterest provides us with an endless stream of decor envy.
If you follow my crafts on my Youtube channel you know Everyday Edits is a one-woman operation. So I love cute ribbon decorating ideas.
These super easy ideas are for those of us that grab a Kroger wreath and call it Christmas.
Here are a few decor ideas for small spaces and budgets. All you need is a roll or scraps of ribbon.
Tip: I prefer wired rolls of ribbon because it grabs onto objects!
Who do you know in your life who wants (needs) a little help with Christmas decor? Maybe a parent living in a downsized condo, or an adulting child living in her/his first apartment? Or a dorm resident?
Or a son or daughter in graduate school who could use a little Christmas cheer for their small space.
I shared these ideas when my daughter moved into her first place (a condo in downtown Denver). It’s tiny. And that got me thinking about one of my favorite decor staples for seasonal decor in small spaces.
THE VERSATILE DECOR STAPLE FOR SMALL SPACES
One of the issues with small living spaces is the lack of storage.
Currently, our garage holds our kids’ ski gear. Our daughter just informed us her wedding gifts will be delivered to our house because her condo does not include basement storage like Monica and Rachel’s apartment in NYC.
Ribbon, the undervalued decor staple is great for storage wars and everything looks neater when tied up with string.
A ribbon is to decor like a scrunchie is to a messy bun. They both make objects fancier.
A DECOR STAPLE
- All types of ribbon can be stored in a bathroom vanity or in a cabinet behind the salsa.
- This decor staple is affordable. One roll can decorate multiple items and make your space feel like Christmas in minutes.
- It can be reused or repurposed every year.
- Everyone has a ribbon they want to unload.
- Don’t overthink it. Just try it.
This doesn’t have to be the year you decorate an 8-foot tree with a wired ribbon. Baby steps.
- Use a bucket, recycled plastic container, or paper bag and wrap a ribbon around it.
- Add greenery, branches, or flowers for an instant Christmas porch or entry planter display.
- Look at the stuff on your bookshelves or kitchen counters.
- Can you round up a few books or albums and wrap a wired ribbon around them?
- I found this thin-wired garland in the dollar-ish section at Target last year.
- It is as a pop of color to a bookcase or coffee table.
The secret to decorating with ribbon for Christmas or any holiday is to start with one roll of ribbon and a pair of scissors. I prefer wired ribbon because it “grabs on” to the object.
That’s it! Put on a little music and find three items to wrap with ribbon.
I would love it if you shared this with your nieces, sons, and daughters who may need a little Christmas cheer this time of year. Maybe send them a roll of wired ribbon and ask for pics!