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Vintage Velvet Bracelets

Vintage Velvet Bracelets

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Do you have some old brooches laying around needing to be given new life? Velvet bracelets are the perfect solution to this crisis. The possibilities are endless with these bracelets, and I’m sure you will get many compliments on them.

Supplies:

  • Velvet ribbon – I recommend 7/8″ or 1.5″
  • Brooch(es)
  • Velcro – optional

Directions:

1. Gather all of your supplies. I have a beautiful brooch that was my great grandmother’s, so I was delighted to be able to highlight it in this project. I made a couple different styles of bracelets, so I will show you both of them with the hopes that it will inspire you to create your own versions.

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2. I started out by making a cuff bracelet. I liked 1.5″ velvet ribbon best for this style. There are a couple different ways to create your cuff. (A) You can overlap the velvet on the top of your wrist and pin the brooch through both layers to keep the cuff together. My brooch hid the spot where the ribbon overlapped. OR (B) You can pin the brooch  to the center of the velvet and put velcro on each end of the ribbon. The velcro option would probably be best, but option A is great for a last minute accessory on girls’ night.

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3. The second style I have named a “tailed” bracelet. Tie a double knot in the velvet so that the knot is on top of your wrist. I recommend using 7/8″ velvet for this style. Cut the ends of the tails to your desired length and shape. Pin the brooch through the knot. A smaller brooch would work best for this style. My flower brooch was a little big on this style for my liking.

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4. You could also use velvet and a brooch to create an adorable sash/belt for your favorite dress. This would be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

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Enjoy experimenting with all of the ways to use velvet and brooches to accessorize your wardrobe :)

Elizabeth

Wedding Aisle Decorations

Wedding Aisle Decorations

It was super windy the day I made these, so sorry for the action shot.

Aisle decorations add a special touch to any venue and are a great way to customize your wedding. I will show you how to make a tulle rosette pomander and a festive paper lantern. I think the paper lantern decoration would be appropriate for a fun and playful outdoor wedding, and the pomander is more elegant and delicate for an indoor wedding. However, they could definitely be interchanged depending on your theme. Let’s get started!

Tulle Rosette Pomander

Supplies:

  • Foam ball
  • Tulle
  • Corsage pins
  • Ribbon
  • Paint(optional)

Directions:

1. I used the top of my Topiary Wedding Table Centerpiece for my pomander. Go to the tutorial to see how to create and apply the rosettes to the foam ball.

2. Take a 1 yard piece of coordinating ribbon and tie it into a loop with a bow. Pin the loop to the top of the pomander and it’s aisle ready!

 

Paper Lantern

Supplies:

  • Paper lantern
  • Ribbon
  • Glue or double sided tape

Directions:

1. There are many ways to decorate a paper lantern with ribbon. You can stream it from the bottom, create stripes on the lantern, or do a combination of the two. The possibilities are endless with this craft, so put your creative mind to work. Below are a couple examples of ribbon paper lanterns.

 

Click on the picture to view the tutorial for this Ribbon Chadelier

Both of these decorations would be great for birthday parties, garden parties, and showers as well. Have fun decorating!

Elizabeth

 

Ribbon Boutonniere

Ribbon Boutonniere

Boutonnieres made out of unconventional materials have been popping up allover the place. Ribbon, buttons, keys, even action figures…you name it. Today I will show you a couple ways you can use ribbon to make a boutonniere. I hope this inspires you to make your very own ribbon boutonniere(feel free to post photos of your version on our Facebook wall).

Supplies:

  • Ribbon of choice(I recommend 1/4″ and 3/8″)
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Needle and thread
  • Bobby pin(optional)
  • Floral wire and tape(optional)
  • Pearl bead or button

Directions:

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1. Cut three pieces of 3/8″ ribbon for your “leaves”. You will need 1 three inch piece and 2 two inch pieces. Fold them into loops and glue the ends in place.

2.Glue the bases of the two smaller leaves to the base of the large leaf to form a fan.

3. Create a ribbon rosette using 24 inches of 1/4″ or 3/8″ ribbon. You can find a ribbon rosette tutorial on our Rosette Headband post. Glue the rosette to the base of the leaves.

4. Glue your rosette and leaves to a bobby pin or a couple pieces of floral wire that have been twisted together.

5. Wrap ribbon or floral tape around the bobby pin/floral wire. You can attach a pin to the back of the boutonniere or use corsage pins to attach it to clothing.

Boutonniere #2

1. Cut 3-4 six inch pieces of ribbon. Fold the ends of one piece of ribbon into the center and run a stitch or two to create two loops.

2. Do the same thing with your second piece of ribbon and perpendicularly sew it to the first loop to create an X.

3. Keep adding loops until you have your desired fullness. I added one more loop and then some extra lengths of ribbon that have a fishtail end.

4. Add a bead or button to the center to hide your stitches. Add a pin to the back of the boutonniere and you are finished!

These boutonnieres would also make great brooches to add to sweaters or purses. Have fun creating your own ribbon boutonnieres!

Elizabeth

Ribbon and Felt Bouquet-Blog Share

Ribbon and Felt Bouquet

I found this lovely Ribbon and Felt Bouquet on Live View Studios. Anna was kind enough to let us feature this beautiful image today, and you can click on the previous link to go to the tutorial for this great DIY wedding project. Flowers can be expensive, so this a great alternative for a bride’s or bridesmaid’s bouquet. The tulle creates an airy, whimsical quality that complements the delicate felt and ribbon flowers. You will have to scroll down the page on the Live View Studios blog to find the tutorial, but make sure to check out some of the other tutorials and photos from their Sugar Plum Wedding.

Elizabeth

Gem Candle Holder

Gem Candle Holder

Do you want a simple, but elegant decoration to add a special touch to your wedding decor? Do you like the subtle sparkle that candles can bring to a space? Well I have the perfect DIY decoration for you. These gem candle holders take less than 5 minutes to make, so you will have enough to decorate your entire venue in no time.

Supplies:

  • Candle holder
  • Ribbon of choice(I used 7/8″ ribbon for my votive size holder)
  • Gem Slide
  • Double sided tape or craft glue

Directions:

1. Cut a length of ribbon that can wrap around the candle holder and overlaps by about 1/2″. Seal the ends of your ribbon.

2. Slide a gem slide onto your ribbon and push it to the center of your ribbon length.

3. Flip the ribbon over and apply double sided tape or craft glue to the back of the ribbon. DO NOT use hot glue because it will create bumps in the ribbon.

4. Place your gem slide on the front center of the holder and wrap both sides of the ribbon to the back of the holder to secure your ribbon and gem slide onto the candle holder.

Now you are finished! Wasn’t that easy? These would also add a nice touch to a bridal or baby shower centerpiece. Check back next week for more wedding themes posts.

Featured on Skip To My Lou’s Made by you Monday

Elizabeth

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Bridal Show

RABOM at the Pink Bridal Show

Did you receive a pretty diamond ring during the holidays? If so, CONGRATULATIONS! Now it’s time for the fun part…planning your wedding. Flowers, colors, dresses, food…where to start? In the craziness of all of the planning, let RABOM help you tie the knot. We are your one stop shop for all of your ribbon and tulle needs. We had a great time talking to all of the future brides at Chattanooga’s Pink Bridal Show a couple weeks ago, and we would love to help you with all of your ribbon and DIY wedding project needs. I will be featuring some DIY wedding projects on our blog over the next couple weeks so stay tuned!

Here are some past wedding project/idea blog posts:

Ribbon Wands

Wine Glass Centerpiece

Topiary Wedding Table Centerpiece

Ribbon Flower Bouquet

These are just a few of the tutorials and blog shares that have been featured on the blog in the past, so please feel free to search the blog to find other great DIY wedding ideas. Check back soon for new projects and tutorials. Happy planning!

Elizabeth

Shoe Clip-Blog Share

Fancy Bridal Shoe Clip

I LOVE this shoe accessory! Project Wedding featured a tutorial for this Fancy Bridal Shoe Clip as one of their DIY projects on One Lovely Day. This is the perfect way to add a subtle pop of color to a bride’s or bridesmaid’s attire. These shoe clips would also be a fun accent to an outfit for a holiday or cocktail party. Have fun adding new piazza to all of your old shoes!

Elizabeth

Embellishing Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

Using ribbon and tulle to embellish favors is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors into your favor table. I will show you a few ways that you can use ribbon and tulle to customize your wedding favors.

Bubbles

You can wrap tulle and/or ribbon around your bubbles to add a pop of color to this popular favor.

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Most packages of cellophane bags come with twist ties, so use the twist ties and a loop of ribbon to create a cute little bow.

Boxes

You can use ribbon and tulle rosettes to add color to your favor boxes. You have many options will this type of favor, so use your imagination.

I hope these ideas will give you some inspiration on how to customize your favors!

Elizabeth

Ribbon Wands

Ribbon Wands

This week I will show you different ways to use ribbon and tulle in wedding favors. I’m sure a few people got a pretty ring on Valentine’s Day so now it’s time to start planning the wedding. I hope the ideas I share this week give you some inspiration to incorporate DIY favors into your wedding plans!

Supplies:

  • Wooden dowels
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Paint(optional)

Directions:

If you would like, start out by painting your dowel. I left mine the natural color to go with my natural color theme. You could also wrap the entire dowel in ribbon if you didn’t want to paint it.

Cut your lengths of ribbon. I cut my ribbon about 18 inches long so that it would be longer than the dowel, but you can cut it to be even with or shorter than the dowel as well. I used two colors in my ribbon wand and cut 5 pieces of each color. If you are wanting to have a multiple strand wand, then I recommend using 3/8″ ribbon. I used RABOM’s Delicate Shimmer ribbon in my example, but any 3/8″ ribbon would work.  RABOM’s Colour Shimmer and Iridescence would also work great for these. I have seen some wands that only have one length of ribbon, so I would recommend using a 7/8″ or 1.5″ width for these types of wands. Seal the ends of your ribbon lengths before you start the next step.

Put a small dot of glue on one end of your dowel. Place one pair of ribbons(one of each color) on the dot of glue.

Make sure the ribbon length continues out past the dowel instead of laying on top of it. Gluing the ribbon this way will give your ribbon wand a more lifted and full appearance.

Continue to glue pairs of ribbon around the entire end of the dowel. I used 4 pairs of ribbon to surround my dowel, but you may use more if you would like.

Take your last pair of ribbons and glue them perpendicular to the other ribbons.

Wrap this pair of ribbons around the end of the dowel to hide the raw edges of the other ribbons. Once you have wrapped to your liking, place a small dot of glue on the ribbon and secure it to your wand. Let the extra ribbon hang down as part of your wand.

Now you have a beautiful wedding ribbon wand for all of your guest to wave as you make your exit. These make for a very fun and colorful picture as the happy couple leaves the ceremony or reception. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!

Elizabeth

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Wine Glass Centerpiece

Wine Glass Centerpiece

Supplies:

  • Wine glass
  • Ribbon and or tulle
  • Candle
  • Jeweled Tiger Lily(optional)

 

I’m going to show a few different variations on how to do a wine glass centerpiece.

 

Variation 1: Ribbon pieces

1.     Cut your ribbon into various lengths. You may use all one color or a mixture of colors.

2.     Pile the ribbon into the wine glass and carefully flip it upside down.

3.     Take a jeweled tiger lily and carefully peel off the center jewel.

4. Set the flower on top of the wine glass and place your candle on top of that. You may omit the flower and have the candle sitting on top of the wine glass, but I liked using the flower so that it would help keep the dripping wax off of the glass.

 

 

Variation 2: Tulle strips

1.     Cut your tulle into different size strips. You can leave your tulle as strips or make them into tulle puff. Refer to our earlier post on tulle puffs for the instructions.

2.     Place your tulle puff into the wine glass, turn it upside down, and place the flower and/or candle on top.

 

Variation 3: Korkers

1.     Take about 5-10 pieces of korkers and put them into the wine glass. Flip the wine glass over and add the flower and/or candle.

 

 

You can use each of these on their own, but I combined them to create a tiered centerpiece. I took three different sizes of wine glasses and filled them with a variety of items to add a little dynamic to my centerpiece. You could use all kinds of items and colors with your wine glasses to create centerpieces for many different occasions. Have fun decorating!

Rita

 

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