Ribbon Bow Trees – The Hottest Christmas Trend

Bows on Christmas trees are trending and I’m here for it! Think old-fashioned Christmas, Little Women inspired and very feminine. I’m talking about delicate ribbons tied up into pretty bows hanging from branch tips. Not to mention that using ribbon is a more cost effective alternative to ornaments and garland. It’s easy to personalize a tree with ribbons in your favorite color, size and style. I’m sharing my favorite ribbon bow trees that I think you are going to love!

This is part of my Christmas tree decorating series and you can see more inspiration posts in the links below …

Ribbon Bow Trees - love these Christmas trees dressed up with ribbon bows / kellyelko.com

House 1924 – Colorful Bow & Vintage Ornament Christmas Tree

This jaw dropping tree is dripping with a variety of colorful ribbon bows and a few ornaments thrown in for company. If you notice, they aren’t even bows, they are simply tied into knots on branch tips.

Tinsel and velvet bow Christmas tree / kellyelko.com

The Blushing Bungalow – Tinsel and Bow Tree

Bows and tinsel pair to create this stunning, retro looking tree.

Old fashioned Christmas tree with ribbon bows and orange slices / kellyelko.com

Old Fashioned Ribbon and Orange Slice Tree

Homemade orange slice ornaments pair with similar hued ribbons to create an old fashioned Christmas.

Ribbon Bow Trees using a collection of mismatched thrifted ribbons / kellyelko.com

Mismatched Bows Christmas Tree

What a fun tree! Gwen says, “all of the ribbons are secondhand. I began with the solids in satin, gross grain, velvet, silk, and paper, then added in some patterns that spoke to the colors.”

Colorful ribbon bows mix with vintage ornaments on this stunning tree / kellyelko.com

Selina Lake – Ribbon Bow Tree and Mantel

This happy tree is bejeweled with ribbons with long tails and of course an assortment of vintage Shiny Brites. The mantel gets in on the ribbon fun too.

How to make a giant bow Christmas tree topper

At Home with Ashley – How to Make a Giant Bow Tree Topper

What’s better than a tree full of bows? A tree topped with a GIANT bow! A white tree is the perfect backdrop for a rainbow of color from the bow tree topper to the rainbow tree skirt.

Red ribbon bows add an old fashioned look to this Christmas tree / kellyelko.com

The Saltwater Cottage – Double Ribbon Tree

This tree does double ribbon duty with ribbon woven through the branches and finished off with red ribbon bows hanging from branch tips.

Navy blue ribbon bows and white and silver ornaments on this stunning tree / kellyelko.com

Amelia Lawrence Style – Navy and Silver Ribbon Tree

Navy blue and green is such a classic color combination and it’s especially festive during the holiday season. Paired with white and silver ornaments, this tree shines!

Gorgeous gold velvet bow Christmas tree / kellyelko.com

Sweet Domicile – Gold Bow Tree

Thick gold ribbons pair with family ornaments to create a tree that satisfies the need for Nicole to add her decorating flair and her family’s desire to have their special ornaments displayed.

Rainbow ribbon bow tree / kellyelko.com

The Home Edit – Rainbow Bow Tree

Somewhere over the rainbow, Santa placed vibrantly colored packages under a tree dripping in a rainbow of ribbons.

Gorgeous blue velvet bow Christmas tree / kellyelko.com

Blesser House – Blue Velvet Bow Christmas Tree

Try a monochromatic look by choosing your favorite color ribbon. You can leave it in it’s simplicity or add ornaments for a full look.

Another fun way to use ribbon on a Christmas tree is to drape it from top to bottom.

Stunning Christmas trees with colorful ribbon flowing from top to bottom / kellyelko.com

Colorful Ribbon Draped Christmas Tree

This tree couldn’t be easier but it looks like a million dollars! Ribbons flow from the top to the bottom and even the gifts are tied up in bows!

If you love bows on trees, you might want to stick bows on other things …

Luxurious ribbon bow wreath / kellyelko.com

Palais London – Ribbon Bow Wreath

Luxurious velvet in a variety of of colors adorn a wreath that would be stunning on a front door.

Bow and globe light garland / kellyelko.com

The Blushing Bungalow – Bow Garland

Tie some bows onto a garland then add retro looking globe lights for a unique look.

I am loving the simplicity creating ribbon bow trees at Christmas. It really adds an old fashioned touch to the holiday season.

If you want more stunning Christmas tree inspirations, don’t miss …

Favorite Sparse Christmas Trees Here

Stunning Tinsel Covered Trees Here

More Christmas Ideas Here

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  1. Since my family goes to one of my son’s home, I have found it easier to not drag out all those things to put on my trees that only I will see. Now ribbon is so much easier and I love it. I am very thrilled that we all meet at his home and I only take snacks. Food tastes so much better since I don’t have to cook!!lol!

  2. use ribbon alot in my seasonal decorating like around Easter. I haven’t done it on Christmas trees except when used to hang ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration!! Merry Christmas!

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