How To Make A Looped Ribbon Swag

One of the easiest ways to add festive decor to a party setting is with swags, banners, and buntings. The great thing about them is that they create a focal point when you want to highlight an area, or they dress up an otherwise dull spot. Such is the case with this ribbon swag I made for a tea party {styled for Hens and Chicks Parties}. I felt like the tea cart needed an extra “oomph” so I hung the swag across the front.

I put a twist on the classic ribbon swag by creating a LOOPED ribbon swag. I hadn’t seen that done before and I think it turned out rather adorable!

The swag is easy to make:

  • All you need is several rolls of ribbon {the $1 rolls are great for this} in various colors and widths to complement your design.
  • Tie 1 piece of ribbon across 2 points, for your base.
  • Begin at 1 end and tie another piece of ribbon onto the base.
  • Drape it down and tie it again a few inches further. Continue until you reach your desired swag length.
  • Repeat the tying and draping with enough ribbon to create a full look. You can overlap and underlay existing drapes as you move along.
  • Leave some trails of ribbon at each end, and add a clip on flower to finish it off if desired.

Here’s how our finished tea cart looks, and you can see the entire tea party here. I hope you’ll try this new twist on the classic ribbon swag.

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. melissa says:

    So pretty! I love the look it gives

  2. Therese says:

    just love this for my Granddaughter Audrey Clare, I have loved ribbon since I was a kid, along long long time ago, I have three dressers full of ribbon. When I buy ribbon for a project, I then make sure I buy enough to keep for me.
    I am going to make this for her birthday party, inspired by so many of your celebrations. I thank you for all that you share, it brings alot of my thoughts to completion. Thank you, your great!!!

  3. Thank you for leaving such sweet comments!


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