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Simple Ribbon Christmas Ornament

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015

materials

  • Ribbon (Shindo, 212-868-9311)

  • Clear fabric glue (by Magna-Tac, $12 for 8 oz., mjtrim.com)

  • Jump ring (by Bead Landing, in Silver, $3 for 105, michaels.com)

  • Dresdens (Large silver Dresden star, medium silver Dresden foil medallion, extra-large silver Dresden foil filigree snowflake, and Silver Bumpy Victorian double stars, by 32 Degrees North, from $4 each, vintage-ornaments.com; Silver stars (#8312), ornaments (#7817), assorted stars (#W749), and star foil Dresdens (#8357), all in Silver, from $3 each, rosemille.com)

  • Adhesive-foam squares (optional)

  • Thin wire

steps

  1. Cut a length of ribbon ΒΌ inch longer than twice as long as you want the hanger to be (starting with 7 inches is good). At midpoint, snip into ribbon from each side, almost all the way through; fold down corners of cuts and glue, as shown.

  2. Slide jump ring onto ribbon. Glue ribbon ends, overlapping slightly and forming a loop. Glue Dresden to bottom of ribbon loop. If desired, layer another Dresden on top; put small adhesive-foam squares between layers for dimension. Add wire to jump ring to hang ornament.

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