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Looped-Ribbon Ornament




  • Paper ribbon, 1/2 inch wide, in white
  • Scissors and/or craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Doublesided tape
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Linen thread


  1. Step 1

    Cut a 6-foot-8 1/4-inch length of 1/2-inch-wide white paper ribbon.

  2. Step 2

    Starting at one end of ribbon and using measurement lines on a cutting mat as guides, make folds at 4-inch intervals, creasing with a bone folder. (There should be 20 folds in all, with 1/4 inch of ribbon extending beyond final fold.)

  3. Step 3

    Bend top end of ribbon to meet first fold, forming a loop. To secure loop, place a 1/4-inch-long piece of heavy-duty, doublesided tape where top end and fold meet. Press with fingers to seal.

  4. Step 4

    Bend ribbon to form another loop. Place tape between loop to secure. Press to seal.

  5. Step 5

    Repeat to create loops down length of ribbon (use tweezers to press if needed).

  6. Step 6

    Apply tape to 1/4-inch tab, and attach to base of first loop. Press to seal.

  7. Step 7

    Insert a length of linen thread through a loop, and knot to hang.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2008



Reviews (3)

  • Pablena 9 Feb, 2009

    You can use QUILLING paper, rather than ribbon.

  • saltvillemarthastewartcom 20 Dec, 2008

    Where do you fine the paper ribbon. Is it a Martha Stewart product?

  • dets 20 Dec, 2008

    Instead of the 1/4" doublesided tape, try sewing one stitch at the base of each loop and using the tape at the end.