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.

ribbon candy ornaments
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.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

ribbon candy ornaments measuring
Step 1

Measure and cut ribbon to desired length. (Refer to our measurements guide to create ornaments as shown.)

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ribbon candy ornaments
Step 2

Shape ribbon into loops as shown, securing the touching edges with fabric glue. Let dry.

ribbon candy ornaments
Step 3

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.

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