Update traditional Christmas colors with fresh and unexpected touches.
Trees sparkle more with a few well-placed accents of lime green. Make these easy ornaments by hot-gluing gathered velvet ribbon to both sides of a cardboard disk. Add tiny covered buttons at the centers for dressmaker detailing.
For a sofa-full of presents, wrap pillows with wire-edge ribbon, tied off in a big bow. Add a purchased tassel for an elegant finishing touch.
Pleated-ribbon pinwheels look elegant on the tree and stylishly tailored on a gift box. Hot-glue the pleated ribbon to a cardboard circle, covering the center with a smaller ribbon-covered circle edged with trim.
These beautifully wrapped packages, topped with pleated ribbon accents, are worth the wait to open them. Accent the ribbons with covered buttons or sparkly fashion pins.
A mixed bouquet is a natural choice for do-it-yourself designers. Look for a variety of flower shapes, and keep the color palette simple. Here, white roses, stock, ranunculus and red tulips combine with lime-green foliage.
Surprise dinner guests with cheerful arrangements of greens and berries tied to the back of their chairs. Secure the natural materials with ribbon in fresh-lime green and red.
Wrap boxes with layerd ribbons in different widths; then add another layer of translucent velum paper. This velum was printed with a scanned pencil drawing of a wreath.