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DIY Christmas Glitter & Pearl Ribbon Decor

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My original idea was just to easily string these jumbo pearls through the ribbon, knot either side, and call it a day. The pearl holes, however, weren’t large enough for my glitter ribbon to fit through and I didn’t want to spend all day trying to make the holes larger. So instead I went with a jewelry-making technique and attached each pearl with head pins. It took longer than simply stringing them but without too much effort. If you’re going for a more woodsy look on your tree or holiday decor, raw wooden beads would be a really cute alternative {even with the glitter ribbon!}… and they have very large holes so stringing wouldn’t be an issue at all.


Pearl and Glitter ribbon christmas garland-materials

* Glitter Ribbon in slate by American Crafts
* Jumbo pearls & Seed pearls
* Head pins
* Beading pliers
* Wire cutters


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* Thread a seed pearl then a jumbo pearl onto your head pin.

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* Using your pliers, bend the top of your head pin into an medium sized L {your ribbon has to fit through it}

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* Clip the length off of the end with your wire cutters.

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* Pinch your ribbon and slide it into the L.

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* Clamp it closed with your pliers.

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* Pinch the end of your ribbon and make a slanted cut to create a finished edge.


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Have Fun!

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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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