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Ribbon Spool Christmas Ornaments

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Do you work with ribbon a lot? Maybe you make wreaths and/or bow displays. Have you ever wondered what to do with that empty ribbon spool? Well, stop throwing them away! I try not to throw anything away, because inevitably, once I do, some grand idea will pop into my head and as a result, I’ll immediately regret tossing it. One thing to do is check out Google to see what other people have made with their recyclables! Maybe, that is what brought you here today! 

Supplies Required

  • Large empty ribbon spools
  • Exacto knife * Amazon has the best deal on these, even cheaper than Walmart! 
  • Black paint
  • Tiny hole punch
  • Ribbon of choice
  • Crochet thread
  • Greenery and berries
  • Glue gun and glue
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First Things First

First, take your ribbon spool, as shown above and cut it into two pieces with your exacto knife. You will then paint the entire thing black, unless you want a different color hat. 😉 After they dry, you are going to use a tiny hole punch to make a hole for your hanger. This is the >>hole punch*<< I use! 


Next, you will take your ribbon of choice to make the brim of your hat. I used this green and red ribbon, which has the cutest white dash border along each edge. I cut a piece to fit and hot glued in onto the ribbon spool. 

After adding my ribbon, I glued on some greenery and berries leftover from another project, but you can use a piece of holly berry greenery from your local craft or department store. Another thing you can do is leave them the way they are. I think they are adorable as is, honestly! Most importantly, make it your own! 

Almost Ready to Hang!

Last thing to do is add your hanger. You can use thin twine or crochet thread, which is what I used, however, you can use whatever you have on hand. See the pictures below that show how I attached my thread using a slip knot of sorts. After that, I knotted the other end so I could hang it on my Christmas tree!

In conclusion, we turned that empty ribbon spool into an adorable ornament for your Christmas tree! Your snowman hat ornaments are ready to hang! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below! 


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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Yvonne CARTER

    The is the cutest craft?

    1. JRandLBriska

      Thanks my friend! I love being able to recycle craft supply items!

  2. Virginia Gregg

    I do keep these. And now I know why!🤣🤣 how cute!

    1. JRandLBriska

      Just remember, we’re resourceful. Haha!

  3. Carolyn Fagan

    Hi LBRISKA I love your blog. You really make some really cute diys.

  4. Nancy Alves

    I can’t wait to try this! I knew I was saving those for a reason!

  5. Dolly

    These are so cute………… and who would have thought empty ribbon spools. Another fabulous L’Briska craft. Thank you for sharing! Thanks Sweet Pea!

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