Hello all! Just in the nick of time for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s the cutest Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture DIY! Or Clover Ribbon Sculpture DIY! I say both
You’ll need the following:
3/8 inch Apple grosgrain, 2.75 – 3 inches in length (6 pieces)
3/8 inch Apple Grosgrain, 2.5 inches
3/8 inch Apple Grosgrain, 7 inches
Hot Pink 3/8 Saddle Stitch, 6 inches
Hot Pink 3/8 Saddle Stitch, 1 inch
** CAREFULLY seal all ends before starting your Ribbon Sculpture
alligator clip, either single or double prong
Glue gun, lighter, scissors, ruler, needle and thread
– Do not press or pinch heavily the glued pieces of grosgrain together – that will cause your ribbon to warp. When gluing pieces together, use light pressure to help set the glue, be more gentle than forceful and you will have grosgrain that “rests” rather than “pulls” at the glue points.
– Symmetry and right angles are how you get a good-looking finished sculpture. Make sure your ends are straight, not angled, and your pieces are all the same length. Ribbon Sculptures are very small, so small mistakes show up more than they would on a large, fluffy bow or Funky, Loopy bow!
These new Spring releases are so cute! We can’t wait to see that floral, especially! It’s a sweetie. So we have 5 new colors of Jumbo Dots, 3 new Ikats, Spring Daisies and NEW Easter Eggs! And of course, lovely, high-quality Satin Roses at a super good price. So cute! We’re so excited!
What can we say? We love these Felt Bows! And at the suggestion of our Ribbonistas, we made them into smaller collections. Now you can get a pack of six bows of different, coordinating colors! Obviously this is awesome. And we’re psyched about these collections! Here are a few *glamour pics* to share with you of this awesome new product!
Whew – and we’re back online! Here at Ribbon and Bows Oh My, we switched to a new website layout and knocked our blog down in the process. New, responsive, beautiful, and easier to navigate, we’re in love with it! If you have not seen it, go check it out.
Along with the new website, we added some new goodies – RABOM Felt Bows! 21 new colors and enough material to make six adorable bows. You can mix-and-match the loops, double up loops or tails, and make tails-out or tails-down bows. What’s our favorite thing about these new bows? No sewing! They come together entirely with a glue gun. You can sew if you like, but you don’t have to!
Five templates, infinite gifts to wrap Choose from one of five templates, send us your last name, and it’s 50 yards of ribbon from Your Family (!) for $50! Add that extra special touch to your work, neighborhood, school and church gifts this year!
Hello all! Here it is – the Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip Tutorial! < that’s a mouthful. Wow.
Is this your first Ribbon Sculpture Hairclip? Great! This is a great one for a beginner start! It’s pretty easy – just keep these words in mind while you work: Slow, Symmetrical, and Simple. Work slowly, since this will allow you to place your ribbon switchbacks more precisely. And always pay attention to symmetry! Are your branches even on each side? Are the loops of your topper bow of equal length? Just keep checking your symmetry. Finally – simple! This is a simple ribbon sculpture, only takes one or two attempts to get it right, so don’t overthink it Three diagonal rows of rhinestones is all you need! You can do more, but if you don’t want to take chances, just stick with the Three Diagonal Rows pattern!
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and we can’t wait to see the pics of YOUR Christmas Tree Ribbon Sculpture Hairclips!
It’s finally here – something we’ve been excited about for a few weeks now! Officially Licensed Disney Character Ribbon! We have Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff – everyone from Frozen! And of course we have the Disney Princesses: Belle, Aurora, Rapunzel, Ariel and Cinderella. We have a ton of Mickey and Minnie ribbon (as well as some guest appearances by Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto!) And totally new to us here at RABOM, we have Doc Mcstuffins and Sophia the First!
So many cute prints on 1.5 and 7/8 inch satin – we can’t wait to see these bows!
20% off Glitter Ribbon and Printed Ribbon is happening through 10/14/14 at RABOM! Here’s a few glamour shots of our Glitter ribbon! These are just five of the eight varieties of glitter ribbon on sale! (Glitterific, Stretch Glitterific, RABOM iridescence, Color Shimmer, 3/8 Dazzle Dots, Glitter Polka, Dazzle Grosgrain and Sheerly Glitter are all on sale)Enjoy and check out the sale right here
So the Pinwheel Bow has proved to be a little less predictable (albeit JUST AS CUTE) than the Boutique Bow. We’re pretty sure NO ONE in the history of bow making has ever felt that way, but there it is! The RABOM Boutique Bow is just *that* easy to make. But fear not, we’ll get you making some fantastic, adorable Pinwheel Bows in no time! So before anyone has to ask, no we currently do not sell the Bowmaker. But we’re working on it! For now, we found ours on Etsy and know that they can be bought online. You can even find some with handy measurements printed on the bowmaker! Very cool.
So. The Pinwheel Bow. There are ways to do it without the Bowmaker! But when we talked about which method got the best quality bow and which method was the easiest to get right *every* time, the RABOM design team kept coming back to the use of the Bowmaker. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop trying to freehand that bow! Because we like for our tutorials to be accessible to all
At this point, you can skip over to the tutorial OR peruse the list of materials you need. We cover this in the tutorial as well.
You will need the following:
1.5 inch grosgrain ribbon, 30 to 28 inches
matching 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
between 2 and 6 alligator clips with teeth
needle and thread
Things to keep in mind:
You can correct your folds in the center! Don’t just cinch and let that be it, go in and pull and push those creases until they are even and clear. Before you wrap your thread around your knot, your bow is still in a very flexible and malleable place! So don’t be afraid to arrange the center folds just how you like them.
You do not have to use a 3/8 inch ribbon center. I personally LOVE the 1/8 inch center – I think it’s so dainty! And the Pinwheel bow is a great bow for showing off bling, so add a cap or accessory in the middle if you like.
That’s it! Enjoy and let us know if we can make this tutorial even *better*! And be sure to share your successes