Create this easy DIY striped grainsack ribbon for your Christmas tree, home decor, mantel garland, or gift wrapping this holiday season!
When I was putting together my vintage red and green Christmas tree this year, I looked high and low for a ribbon that I could picture in my head. My ideal ribbon was nice and wide (I like 3 or 4 inch ribbon) and would look similar to the twill ribbon that I love to use every year in my decor and for gift wrapping.
But, of course, I couldn't find it anywhere. I scoured the internet and looked at all of the craft and decor stores to no avail.
So, I decided to make my own.
DIY Grainsack Striped Ribbon Supplies
The best thing about this project is that you can get a large amount of wide Christmas ribbon for a low cost. It is very budget friendly!
The supplies you will need:
- 2 rolls of 4" blonde wired Burlap Ribbon (I found my ribbon at michaels, but I am not seeing it online. I linked another source)
- red paint (I used this tuscan red because it was the only dark red left at the store, but it ended up being the perfect color. Use whatever matches your decor!)
- paint brush
- scratch paper
How to Make DIY Grainsack Striped Ribbon
This ribbon is so easy to make and only took me a couple of hours to complete enough for my entire tree!
First, Cut Ribbon into Strips.
Like I talk about in my Christmas tree ribbon tutorial, I always cut my ribbon into 2-4 foot strips before decorating my Christmas tree. This creates a much more manageable and professional looking tree.
For this project, I cut various sized strips in the 2-4 foot range.
Second, Paint stripes.
Using a paint brush the size of 2 rows of the burlap grain, and using the grain as a guide, paint grainsack lines down the length of the burlap ribbon.
For my spacing, I counted in 4 holes from the edge, and started painting on the 5th and 6th. Feel free to get creative and make the stripe that you would like best! Old grain sacks have all kinds of different stripes, so the sky is the limit!
I used a dark red paint, but you could use any color to customize it to your decor.
You can see how I added them to my vintage red and green Christmas tree for more detail! This is a fun and super easy project with a lot of bang for your buck!
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