Decorate a simple brown box with a festive holiday ribbon. Use 2-inch wide ribbon to cover the exterior of the box on all four sides and adhere it to the interior of the box. Apply the ribbon to the top of the lid and create a decorative bow to place on top of the box.
If you have a lot of extra ribbon lying around, consider using it on a gift bag like we did here. Simply, take a brown paper gift bag and punch random holes into it. Thread the ribbon through at random for a unique look.
The holidays call for peppermint, so decorate your next Creme de Menthe martini with peppermint ribbon candy, found at specialty candy shops or online. The classic combo of red and green is a no-brainer!
Play with texture and shadows with ruffled ribbon napkin rings. Buy a spool of ruffled ribbon, then cut it into 4-inch long strands. Add Velcro to the back of each end, then wrap the ribbon around the napkin.
Raid your gift-wrap stash or hit the local craft store to pick up coordinating spools of ribbon with different widths and patterns. Overlap ribbon to completely cover a foam wreath form in a solid base color then top it with ribbon in a coordinating pattern.
Instead of investing in a variety of patterned gift wraps this year, try a neutral backdrop of white or brown craft paper wrapping paper and then invest in sumptuous fabric bows to ornament your gifts. Even, better, the ribbon can be used again and again.
Once the fun is over at the party, give guests ribbon wands to take the fun home. Becca Gorski selected three colors of ribbon for each wooden dowel rod and tied them on one at a time. This party favor represents the theme and is a fun activity for guests.
All that leftover ribbon from presents received and given? Snatch up loose bits and fold them neatly in a shoebox for instant color-coordinated gratification. Bonus: Easily spot the color you need for next year's gifting. This holiday hack courtesy of blogger Jenny Dix of The Contemplative Creative.