Ribbon Candy Ornaments
This idea comes from our Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. A classic Christmas treat is reimagined as a hanging ornament, except this one is made from rolls of ribbon, beads, and a single thread.
Photography: Peter Ardito
Source: Martha Stewart
These were used to decorate our Nutcracker-inspired "Land of Sweets" Christmas tree.
40 inches of ribbon will yield 8 loops for an ornament that measures 6 inches in length.
30 inches of ribbon will yield 8 loops for an ornament that measures 4 inches in length.
20 inches of ribbon will yield 8 loops for an ornament that measures 3 inches in length.
Fabric glue (Pictured: Unique Stitch Glue, $6, mjtrim.com)
Measure and cut ribbon to desired length. (Refer to our measurements guide to create ornaments as shown.)
Shape ribbon into loops as shown, securing the touching edges with fabric glue. Let dry.
Thread a needle with monofilament and run through the middle length of ornament. Finish both ends with a bead and tie off with a knot.