Saturday, April 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - April Ribbon

WELCOME! If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. You should be coming from Cherri's Blog.

There are 12 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers here:
  1. Rachel Ventura
  2. Bethany Harlan
  3. Michelle West
  4. Theresa Morrow
  5. Wendy Kessler
  6. Joy McHargue
  7. Tabbi Fritz
  8. Tonya Whitehurst
  9. Ann-Marie Trammell
  10. Judy Faye Garner
  11. Shirley Ross
  12. Cherri Hardcastle
Let's get started. Instead of creating a card or layout I want to show you how to create a hair headband using left over ribbon. For this project I used a 1" Sweet Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon, Bling Assortment, Glitter Buttons from the Bohemian Assortment, Clear Sparkles, and the Durable Studs. I also bought a plain white headband and cut a circle of plain felt for the bottom of the flower.

To start you'll notice a little white string stitched into the ribbon. You'll want to pull that out on one side. I did NOT cut my ribbon yet but you will need about 20-25" of ribbon depending on how large you want your flower. Since the string can pull completely out if you cut it early I wait until the end to trim my ribbon.

So you'll want to continue pulling the strings out of the one side of the ribbon. You'll notice that the ribbon will start to curl and spiral. You'll want to encourage this. Continue going around and begin layering the flower.

When you start the second row use glue dots or hot glue to secure the shape. You can add in extra folds and creases by adding dots too.

When you have finished the shape you'll need to secure the ends of the string as soon as you cut the ribbon. I even pull a little out as soon as I cut it and then tie several knots and secure with glue dots. Then hot glue the top part of the head band to the bottom side of the flower and add a patch of felt to the bottom part. Be careful NOT to place glue on the bottom part of the band (only on the flower & felt) because you don't want it to rub on the head and hurt.

Lastly you can decorate with top with the bling, button, sparkle, and stud.

Now hop on over to Bethany's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

P.S. Would love to hear your comments on this project!


  1. I love doing that with the ribbon so many things to do with it. It is a cute hair band, and the topper on it alone could be used for a ton of stuff.

  2. omg! i've been wondering how to do that, so thank you so much for sharing this! great use of ribbon & a fun way to dress up all kinds of things. my brain is working overtime to think of things to make with this idea/technique. thanks again!

  3. Great idea for the ribbon! I love it!

  4. I may have to try this for my granddaughter!!!!!

  5. cute idea, I too can see the possiblities

  6. I have one gd and I love making bows for her...will have to try this one.

  7. These ribbon flowers are very pretty!