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Recycled Ribbon Chain

Transform the beautiful ribbons that adorn this year's gifts into a decorative chain that can be used each Christmas.


  • Ribbon (various colors)
  • Stapler
  • Glue


  1. Step 1

    Staple a piece of ribbon (about 6 inches long), right sides together, 1/4 inch in from the ends.

  2. Step 2

    Glue the ends back against the ribbon with a glue stick, then turn right side out.

  3. Step 3


    Run another piece of ribbon through this link, and repeat the stapling and gluing process until you run out of ribbon.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1998/1999