Showing posts with label ribbon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ribbon. Show all posts

Monday, September 2, 2013

ETCETERAS: Ribbon Memo Board {oh boy}

Ribbon TitleI recently guest posted over at The Ribbon Retreat and shared this fun Teen Boy Memo Board for their Oh Boy series. Since you usually don’t associate ribbon with teen boys it was a fun and challenging project to create.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inkling: it’s a wrap – white paper flower

I love pretty packages and this idea not only uses materials I had on hand, but gives this package a clean and simple look. This pretty white gift box doesn’t need wrapping paper. Just a flower and some homemade ribbon and it’s all ready to gift.

To make a paper flower, you can use white paper, wax paper or parchment paper. I used parchment paper. If you’re not familiar with parchment paper, it’s typically used for baking – to line cookie sheets or cake pans. I’m sure there are other uses for parchment paper, but that’s what I’ve used it for.

Cut petals from your parchment paper and glue onto a small circular paper base. Start with the outer petals and work your way in making your petals smaller toward the middle.

The ribbon is made from fabric that I had on hand. Cut narrow strips of fabric and fringe the edges. Cut out leaves from the same fabric. Glue or tape your ribbon, leaves and flower to the box.
I like the clean white and green color palette but the sky is the limit when it comes to making a package pretty.



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  Tip Junkie handmade projects     NightOwlCrafting Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden All Things Heart and Home CreativeShareWednesdays


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Etceteras: homemade ribbon wreath

I saved the cardboard core from a roll of tape. I know there are others out there who do things like this… save things like tape rolls. At least I’m hoping that’s the case.

The cardboard roll measures about 2 inches and I’ve been saving it to make a tiny, miniature wreath.

With the ribbon I made from yesterday’s post, I rolled tiny little rosettes and glued them onto the cardboard. I rolled, I glued, I rolled, I glued…


I like the variegated shades of the rosettes and I’m happy my cardboard tape core has been put to good use.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.








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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Etceteras: homemade ribbon

I received a gift at Christmas that was wrapped with beautiful pink and red variegated ribbon. I saved it, rolled it up and put it in my ribbon jar. It would be perfect for wrapping Valentine goodies but I don’t have enough.

Solution… make your own ribbon. Ideally, if I do this again, I’ll buy a spool of white grosgrain ribbon. For now, I went a little more homespun and used white cotton fabric strips – raw edges and all.


To make this variegated ribbon, I cut strips of white fabric and rolled them up. I dipped one end of the roll in a small bowl filled with water and red food coloring. Once the food coloring started to bleed up the fabric roll, I took it out and placed the roll in a tin pan. I dripped undiluted food coloring onto the roll and let that bleed into the fabric. I unrolled the strips and let them dry.




I’ll use this ribbon on cello bags filled with Valentine goodies and other small packages.

I also used this ribbon on a fun craft project. Come back tomorrow and check it out.







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   A Crafty Soiree Party Button giveaways Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom