Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ribbon Scraps

Stop!!! Don’t throw away your ribbon scraps, you can use them to make this…….

I had some ribbon scraps left over from a project and couldn’t bring myself to throw them away; they’re just too pretty. I played around with them and came up this,Uhhhhh let’s call it a ribbon rosette. It’s super simple and I’m sure you can find many, many uses for them.

Here's what ya do…..

Lay your ribbon scraps out like so.

Bunch them together..........


and bend them until you get a shape you like. I used wired ribbon. You probably will not get the same effect if you use a ribbon that is not wired.



Get out your trusty stapler and staple the bottom tip. Cut tips of ribbon in a V shape and play with it until you get a shape you like. Super simple….right?



I made a bunch for the garland on my stair railing. I won’t lie this project started off as a way to use the scraps I had but I loved it so much I actually cut extra ribbon to make more!



So many options! What about adding them to your tree?



Or giving a Christmas package a little love.



Now I just need to think of something to do with these pretties


Just a reminder……..
Our linky party (What’s your Christmas Décor Obsession) is on Dec 9th. If you want to know more just click the button on the side bar. It will direct you to all the info.

7 comments:

  1. Great idea! I have a box of ribbon scraps! Now I can add some pizazz to my gifts!

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  2. What an amazing idea!! I usually throw them away..but no more!!

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  3. THAT'S a wonderful idea!! I will definitely be holding onto my ribbon scraps from now on! So cute!

    Manuela

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  4. Wow how beautiful and whimsical! I am a brand new follower of your blog!

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  5. Great idea! There is just something about ribbons that bring me back to being a kid and my mom sticking one on my head!

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  6. Great idea! I have so much fabric scraps and never thought about this!

    Thanks!
    Kate

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