January 2013 archive

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:

Boutonniere #1

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

Click here to purchase gem slides

 

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

Blog Share – Glue Snowflakes

Glue Snowflakes

Fun, indoor crafting is essential at this time of year as the temperature continues to drop. Rockabye Butterfly has a simple, but fun tutorial for some cute Glue Snowflakes. This is a great way to celebrate the winter season without having to send time out in the chilly weather. Glitter would be another great embellishment to the snowflakes along with the confetti used in the tutorial(the picture above shows a couple snowflakes I tried making with glitter). Rockabye Butterfly uses pipe cleaners to hang her snowflakes, but RABOM’s snowflake print, RABOM Iridescence, or Color Shimmer would look really nice with the glue snowflakes as well. Happy Crafting!

Elizabeth

Ribbon Streamer Ball

Ribbon Streamer Ball

This is a great craft to get your kids involved in making their own toys. Kids can make up all kinds of unique games to play with their new ribbon streamer ball. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • Tennis ball(or a small, soft ball if this will be used by a toddler)
  • Ribbon of choice
  • No Metal Pony Tail Elastic
  • Hot glue or craft glue
  • Tulle(optional)

Directions:

1. Start out by cutting your ribbon and tulle into 24 inch strips. You may cut them longer if you would like a longer tail.

2. Create a cross shape with two of your ribbons and glue them together in the center.

3. Create an “X” shape with two more pieces of ribbon and glue them to the center as well. Continue to layer and glue your ribbon and tulle until you have your desired fullness.

4. Place your ball in the center of your ribbons.

5. Pull the ribbons up to surround the ball and secure with a Pony Tail Elastic.

6. I glued a piece of ribbon around the “neck” of my ribbon streamer ball to hide the Pony Tail Elastic.

Now your new ribbon streamer ball is ready! It looks a little like a comet. :) It would be fun to make up an “outer space” game and use your finished project as a comet. Check back later this week for another fun kid craft!

Elizabeth