Graduation Gift Set by Nicole

Friday, June 5, 2015

Graduation season is here.  Since I work with the youth at church I had a graduation to celebrate this year.  Our local high school colors are black & yellow with white accents.  I used Black/White Polka Dot wired ribbon, Sheer Organdy ribbon in Apple Green, and Dazzle Ribbon in Ivory to decorate this gift bag.  

I added the Black/white polka dot ribbon through the holes in the bag and secured it on the inside with Helmar Fabric Glue.  Side note:  Between the depth of the holes in the bag and the wire in the ribbon the handles stood up on there own.  I love the look and height it creates to the finished bag.  

The organdy ribbon I used to make leaves.  I brushed Helmar Stiffener & Draping Liquid to lengths of the ribbon with a foam brush.  Fully saturate the ribbon and let dry.  

After a couple of hours the glue dries and the ribbon becomes stiff and you can carefully peel away from the paper plate.  
The stiffener makes the ribbon stiff, but it also allows you to cut the ribbon and keeps it from fraying.  I used a pair of fabric scissors and cut the ribbon in to leaf shapes.  

I glued these to the bag handle.  

I then took a length of the glitter ribbon to make my flower.  I threaded it onto a piece of wire to form the base.  

I formed the wire into a circle and twisted the wire onto the base cutting off the excess.  

I took another length of the glitter ribbon and began gluing it around itself to form the center making sure to cover the wire and inside.     

My finished flower.

I glued this on top of the leaves. Once finished I decided to add some depth to my flower with a yellow marker making the insides of the flower a little darker.  

Here is a look at the finished gift bag and card I gave to the graduate.  She loved it!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  
Happy Crafting, Nicole

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