Easy No Sew Ribbon Headband by Jamie

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hey everyone,

Jamie here and today I have an easy no-sew ribbon head band to share.

The supplies you will need:
Gray fold over elastic smaller than your ribbon (any color you like will work)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue stick(s)
button or something similar to put in the middle of your flower (optional)
grip shelf liner (optional for lining the inside of the ribbon to help it stay in place on the head)

Step 1.
Measure out your ribbon by putting it around the head it will be going on. Cut it a few inches shorter than the full amount to go around the head.

Step 2.
Measure your elastic by putting it with the ribbon and fitting it around the head. You will want to make it so that it has to stretch to fit around the head (so that it stays on).

Step 3. (optional)
Here is where you would make your flower. To make the flower take the ribbon and pleat it in a circle while adding hot glue to the center to hold it down. Continue this until the circle is complete. Once the circle is finished hot glue a button (or item of your choice) to the center of your circle. Once your flower is finished hot glue it to the ribbon and place it wherever you want it (I choose to go off to the side slightly).

Step 4. (optional)
This is where you would line the inside of your ribbon with the grip shelf liner. Draw a line of hot glue on the inside of the ribbon a little at a time and push your liner down into the glue line. You will want to have the liner run the length of your ribbon.

Step 5.
Add a hot glue line at the end of the ribbon on the inside and place one end of your elastic on it. Than do the same to the other side of your ribbon and elastic making sure not to get it twisted.

Step 6.
Enjoy your new headband!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Pretty Country Card by Melissa Craig

Friday, August 21, 2015

Good Morning!  I have a really easy card to share with you today.  I love the simple, little touches of ribbon, it really lends to the country feel of this card.

My card is a 5x5 square card, the base is Kraft card stock.  The lattice piece I cut using my Cameo Silhoutte - it didn't even occur to me to cut this from silver vinyl or foil.  If I had, it would looked more like chicken wire.  But nevertheless, that's what it reminds me of.  The sunflower is a Spellbinders die d-lites.  I placed Grosgrain Ribbon - Antique Blue in the corner and then added Country Check - Light Blue next to it and a little piece knotted on the edge.

I hope you enjoy my card and that it inspires you to use ribbon just a little differently.  It doesn't always have to be a bow.  :0)

Please free to visit me at my blog.

Have a great day!

Just For You by Steph

Friday, August 14, 2015

Good morning everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a pair of cards using some really pretty Dawn Ombre Ribbon.  At 1 1/2" wide, it is just the right size to decorate cards. 

I love the ombre effect and I wanted to showcase it in the center of my card. 

I die cut the center panel from the pattern paper, then added strips of ribbon to fill in the center.

Next, I die cut 2 smaller ovals and stamped a So Suzy sentiment in the center.  This really added a different effect to my card.

For my next card, I used the oval I die cut from the first card, adding it to a card that was first wrapped with the Dawn Ombre Ribbon.  A So Suzy sentiment was repeatedly stamped in the center.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Woven Wall Decor by Nicole

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hi all!  Nicole here for another home decor idea.  I recently have been adding to my gallery wall above my craft/office alcove that is just off the living room.  It's a big traffic area of our house and I hope that people when passing through look at my wall and not the mess that may be on the desk . . . I can hope right? ;)

Today I wanted to show you how I put together this fun wall decor piece that I'm still trying to decide where I want to hang on the above wall.  

I recently picked up a set of frames at our local discount store.  It kind of reminds me of a dollar store, but better and often has some great home decor items.  The set included three white frames and two 6x6 square decorative items that were made to overlap the frames to hang in a little boys room.  At first I thought I would toss them and then the crafter in me thought otherwise.  So glad I kept them. 

I started with a piece of chipboard (cut to fit the top of the "canvas") and this gorgeous satin wired ribbon in Sable.  

I cut eight lengths of ribbon that were about 1.5 - 2 inches longer than the width of the chipboard.  

I took each ribbon and laid it onto the chipboard and bent the ends over to the back and glued them down.  

The width allowed me to lay four lengths of ribbon side by side along the chipboard piece.  Here it is with those four lengths of ribbon and the ends firmly glued to the back of the chipboard.  

Now the other four pieces of ribbon you'll weave in and glue those ends onto the back.  Alternating each ribbon to create a checker board effect in the ribbon.  

The finished front and back.

I now glued the chipboard piece to the canvas piece with Helmar 450 Adhesive.

Press the chipboard into the glue and set aside to dry.  
As the finishing touch I cut with my silhouette word art from black glitter card stock.  

Because the woven top of the ribbon has a little dimension to it I attached the die cut words with Helmar Scrap Dots.  It raised the die cut just enough to stand out from the ribbon to make it pop.  

Here is the finished canvas.  

I love the woven background.  It adds so much interest to a little area and is so quick to put together.  This little canvas took about 30 minutes from start to finish.  What a change from that little dump truck right?!

I hope I inspired you to up cycle some of your own decor.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  

Ribbon used on this project:

SVG by Rivka Wilkins from digiplayground.com

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