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Variations on Ribbon Candy – Part 1!

Today, we have two variations on a classic for you – Ribbon Candy – with a twist.  We are turning them in to ornaments.  Fun, right?  Read on & discover both takes on this traditional holiday treat! 

First up, Latrice Murphy:

Ribbon Candy Ornament #1:

Who doesn’t love candy?

Around Christmas time we love to buy candy and keep the bowls full. One of our favorites is the vintage ribbon candy. I thought how fun would it be to add this to our Christmas tree this year, but I very well couldn’t put real candy on the tree with two kiddos and two poochies roaming around. Of course….Ribbon! I found a few designs of May Arts ribbon that were perfect to create the ornaments from. Here is what you’ll end up with:


And all you need is some ribbon at least 1.5” in width and a crop-a-dile.


Your first step is to create the accordion with the ribbon. I used ribbon BK44 for this ornament.


The next thing you want to do is punch right through that accordion. You should be able to go through all layers with one punch.


Next up you want to weave a thinner ribbon through the center. I used ribbon BH14 for the center.


Then all you want to do is spread the accordion out. You can kind of adjust so that it resembles ribbon candy. It should look like this:


To finish it all off just tie a knot at both ends to keep it from coming undone. That’s it and these go together super fast. Try it with your kids for a fun new tradition.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Blog Posted By: Latrice Murphy

  1. Donna Przybylowski

    Back again, LOVE this Ribbon!! Sorry I have not control!!!! :))

  2. Donna Przybylowski

    I know I have already posted, I keep getting drawn back to this everytime I come to y our blog, as this Ribbon and Oranament are so eye catching, again, another GREAT one!!!

  3. Amy Serbaroli

    Love the simplicity of design,! Thanks for sharing this great ornament.

  4. Charlene

    A super “Sweet” idea, Latrice!

  5. Donna Przybylowski

    Latrice what a wonderful idea, this is so beautiful and that RIBBON is Gorgeous, just gorgeous, so rich looking. Great Ribbon and great dsign!!

  6. Pam Loris

    Yummy ornament! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Beth W

    Perfect-I envision a whole tree filled with different color variations of this. This is a great!


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