Holiday Planning & Ideas Christmas Christmas Ornaments 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. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 23, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: PETER ARDITO These were used to decorate our Nutcracker-inspired "Land of Sweets" Christmas tree. Measurement Guidelines 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. What You'll Need Materials Ribbon (Pictured: Pastel Striped Grosgrain, $2 per yard, mjtrim.com. Double-Faced Satin, mjtrim.com. Double-Faced Silk, $1.59 per yard, mjtrim.com) Beads (Pictured: Resin Pearl in No. 661, $4 per strand, tohoshoji-ny.com. Resin Pearl in No. 655, $4.80 per strand, tohoshoji-ny.com. No. 483, $4 per strand, tohoshoji-ny.com.) Monofilament Fabric glue (Pictured: Unique Stitch Glue, $6, mjtrim.com) Measuring tape Sewing needle Scissors Instructions 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.