Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Headband Week

Rosette Headband

As we get ready for the holiday parties, we all want to have something new and exciting to wear whether it’s to a Christmas luncheon or a dinner date. This Rosette Headband is beautiful enough to carry you through each occasion. It looks so sophisticated in the neutral colors. Of course, you could change the color of the ribbon to match any outfit.

They would also make a great gift for someone special on your list.

Supplies:

Stretch grosgrain, stretch satin, or fold over elastic

1 ½” wide ribbon

Hot glue

Needle and thread

1.     Cut stretch grosgrain/satin to fit your head. Take the circumference of your head and subtract about 2 inches so that the headband will have some tension. Sew the two ends of the stretch ribbon together.

2.     Now it’s time for the rosettes. I made three rosettes of various sizes. I cut my strips of ribbon into 16”, 22”, and 28”. You can do as many rosettes of your choice of sizes as you would like.

3.     Tie a knot at one end of your ribbon strips.

Twist and fold the ribbon around the knot, gluing as you go, until you get your desired size of rosette.

Play with how you twist the ribbon until you get the look that you like.

4.      Once you finish making the rosette, glue the end to the bottom of the flower.

5.     Once you have finished your rosettes, glue them onto your headband. Feel free to run a stitch through the middle if you feel like it needs more support.

6.     Now you are ready to model your headband to all of your friends. Feel free to embellish the rosettes with beads or glitter to add some extra flair. I could see using 3 beads of a neutral color. String the beads on one thread, tie the thread ends to make the beads cluster and sew them to the center of the rosettes.

You will look SOOOOOO beautiful!

Enjoy and be sure to continue to post your favorite creations on our Friday Crafts.

Rita

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Customize Your Christmas Cards

You know all those last year’s Christmas cards you’ve saved and still have in that drawer? Anyway, that’s where mine are. I save them for the addresses and the meaningful messages and letters from family and friends. Occasionally I read them in the summer just to keep my far away friends close at heart. But now Christmas is here and I still have those cards. Here is a cute way to recycle them into new cards. Making a special card is fun! This one is for my nature -loving friend who spends all year long feeding the birds in his yard.

 

Supplies:

  •  Old Christmas card
  • Tag or heavy weight paper, any color
  • Scrap booking paper (I’m using the checkered part of this gingerbread paper. I’ll save the gingerbread boys for another card.)
  • Burlap, and burlap stings
  • Red sheer ribbons
  • Glue and Hot glue

Instructions:

I cut out the part of the card I wanted to save. After cutting all the possible parts – burlap, picture, scrap booking paper, I arranged them on the card stock. It took several tries before I liked the arrangement. Overlapping shapes and using several different textures creates a good design.

When I decided on a design I liked, I glued the pieces down. The bows were tied to the message from the old card and glued in place.

Now I have a personalized card for my special friend. Hope he enjoys it! Merry Christmas, Grandpa Hank!

Merry Christmas Season!

Enjoy the season of making gifts from the heart!

Rita

 

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Cookie Can – Christmas Gift Wrapping

This week’s theme is Christmas Gifts

I love the smell of Christmas cookies baking and love sharing them with friends. Cookies spread a lot of cheer to everyone, friends, teachers, neighbors, mail carriers, etc.

Here is a great container for your favorite goodies!

Cookie Can

Supplies:

  • Empty Pringle can
  • Sheet of Holiday Scrapbook paper ( I used the Snowman paper)
  • Ribbon – (to match the paper)
  • Snowflake resin pieces
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue

Instructions:

1. Eat the chips!  Not hard to do, is it?

2. Measure and cut the paper to fit the size of the empty can. The can I used was 1o – 3/8″ tall, and I measured the paper on the wrong side to hide the pencil marks.

Since there was a stripe I wanted to use, I cut off the stripes at the top of the paper and trimmed off some of the blue part. That way I could use the pattern at the top of the can.

3. Glue the paper to the can.

4. Add the ribbon by gluing it around the can.

5. Glue down the resin snowflakes.

6.  Glue on a flat bow. I also glued ribbon, a ribbon loop, and a resin snowflake to the inside of the loop. I think the “Let it snow” piece would make a great gift tag.

7. Fill with cookies, wrapped candies, or chocolate covered pretzels and see the recipient eye’s sparkle.

There are so many different ways to decorate a container. Use your imagination. Those on your gift list will appreciate your effort.

As you start to make your Christmas gifts, please CHIRP your ideas with us.

Have fun!

Rita

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Ribbon Christmas Trees

I love these Christmas Ribbon Trees. There are so many different ways to construct them. I made two different kinds of trees this year.

Looped Ribbon Tree (On the right)

Supplies

  • 9” Styrofoam cone
  • Cover for the Styrofoam cone (felt, paper or you can paint the cone)
  • Three shades of green 5/8” grosgrain ribbon (I used 5/8” grosgrain in emerald, apple and lime.
  • Modern Trees 1.5” grosgrain ribbon from our new collection. I cut the ribbon in half lengthwise.
  • Hot glue

 

Instructions:

1. Cover the Styrofoam cone. I used red paper and glued it to the cone. You could also paint the cone or cover it with fabric.

2. Cut each colored ribbon into:  12 – 4” pieces, 13  – 3.5” pieces, 4  – 3” pieces. Follow this table:

Row

Ribbon length # ribbon loops # loops per color Space between rows
1 4 inches 16 4 1.5
2 4 16 4 1.5
3 4 16 4 1.0
4 3.5 12 3 1.0
5 3.5 12 3 1.0
6 3.5 12 3 1.0
7 3.5 8 2 + one extra one 1.0
8 3.5 8 2 .5
9 3.0 8 2 .5
10 3.0 7 2 – one

At the top

3. Form each ribbon into a loop like this. Hot glue the overlapping part.

4. Start at the bottom to hot glue the ribbon on the first row. I let the ribbons overhang the bottom to make sure the lower edge was hidden. I used a repeated pattern with the colors.

5. Row 2 was skewed to the right by one ribbon color to create an overall diagonal look. In each row the ribbons were glued in-between the ribbons of the previous row. Continue Row 3 the same way.
6. Rows 4 – 6 used ribbons that are 3.5 inches long. Follow the chart. You will not use as many ribbons as you progress to the top of the tree.

Tree Top Directions

For the top: I cut 3 – 5” pieces of ribbon, each a different color. I marked the center of 2 ribbons. Next fold the ends to make a double cone shape.

Glue the two ribbons on the top. Make a small cone shape from the third ribbon and glue to the very center of the top.

I like to finish off the bottom with a circle of green felt.

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Whimsical Christmas Tree – the “WHO TREE”

Supplies:

  • 6 1/2 inch Styrofoam cone
  • green felt or green paint to cover the cone
  • Emerald Green Grosgrain 1 1/2″
  • Red/Green Lollipop ribbon, 3/8″
  • Red/ Green Fashion Dots, 3/8″
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pins

Instructions:

1. Cover the cone with green felt or paint it green. While it’s drying, make the ribbon loops.

2. Start at the bottom, glue the green ribbon on first. I used loops made from a 4″ pieces of ribbon. There are  7 loops on the first row. Then I glued a 3/8″ ribbon loop in-between, overlapping the 1 1/2″ green ribbon loops.

3. Each row used a slightly shorter ribbon. For example, row 2 uses a green ribbon of 3.5″ length. Each row is half a inch shorter. OR you can experiment with the lengths you want to use. The contrasting smaller ribbons are the same length and go in-between, overlapping the larger green ribbons. I measured the place for each row by marking the place with pins. The distance gets shorter as you go up the tree.

4. Overlap each row slightly to hide the edges of the loops.

5. The top has smaller loops with a circle loop at the very top. I thought the tree needed a little something else. After playing around with some supplies: wire, pearl beads and some Korker ribbons, I came up with this whimsical top. I think it works! The end of the wire is glued to the top of the cone. The other end is twisted so the beads stay on. The Korker ribbons are glued to the very tip. Because there is a wire holding the beads, the top can be bend in different directions. My granddaughter named it the “Who Tree”.

Remember it’s your turn to chirp your Christmas Decorations using RABOM supplies on the  Friday Craft tab.

Enjoy the goodness of the season.

Rita

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Christmas Decorations Tips

Tip #1

Hang Ornaments from Ribbons Over a Mirror

Use ribbons to hang ornaments over mirrors or in front of windows. The ornaments are reflected in the mirrors making them glimmer and glow while adding dimension to your room.

Tip #2

Tulle Ornaments

Remember the tulle wreaths I showed you before Thanksgiving? These two ornaments use the same technique.

Supplies for Snowflake Tulle Ornament:

One 3/4″ white plastic ring (package of 14 found in the drapery department)

7 pieces of 6″ white tulle 3″ long cut in “V” shape on the ends

Resin snowflake

Hot glue

Instructions:

Fold each tulle piece in half, make a loop at the fold and knot it through the ring.

Do this for each piece of tulle.

Hot glue the snowflake to the center of the tulle snowflake.

Add a hanger.

Poinsettia Ribbon Ornament

This is made the same way.

 Cut 5/8″ Red solid sheer ribbon into 4″ pieces. Cut as you go to tightly fill the ring.

Knot the ribbons on a plastic ring.

Hot glue a green Korker ribbon for a bow at the top.

Add a hanger.

Enjoy! Don’t forget to submit your favorite crafted decoration using RABOM supplies.

Rita

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Tuesday Blog Sharing

 Felt Ornament

Blog Share Day

I found this felt ornament on-line. I just had to share it with you. Click on the picture to check it out.

 

 

Don’t you love it? Just think of the different materials you could use to make it unique -circles of paper, ribbon, burlap, tulle, etc. The possibilities are endless.

I am getting so excited about the holidays. I think decorating my tree is one of the joys of my holiday season. My tree is a family history. There are ornaments dating back to our very first tree.

The story of those ornaments goes like this. My husband and I were newly married, living on a budget, yet wanting a meaningful, beautiful Christmas tree. After trudging through the snow we found the perfect tree to cut. Nearby in the woods the ground was covered with small flower-like pine cones. We collected as many as we could find. At home, I sprayed each one using different colors of bright paint. Adding a wire loop and an ornament hanger they were ready to grace our first tree. I still have those same pine cones, many years later. I have given each of my children a few to hang on their trees, but have several left for mine. They represent years of happiness and fond memories. They are hidden among the new glistening ornaments. Not everyone sees them, but I know they are there.

Since then, new ornaments have been added each year. Some were gifts, some are child crafted just for mom and dad, and some mark special occasions. All those memories come back as I hang each one on the tree.

Ribbons and Bows Oh My invites you to post your favorite crafted decorations using RABOM supplies. You will find the Friday Share tab at the top of my blog. It’s “Your Turn to Chirp!”

 Have fun decorating!

Rita

 

 

 

 

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Glass Ribbon Ornaments

Theme of the Week: Christmas Decorations

Monday’s Project:

Glass Ribbon Ornaments


General Supplies:

  • Clear glass Christmas ornaments with removable tops (found at all hobby stores)
  • Ribbon – choose about 4 different patterns in any theme you wish
  • Wooden skewer to help position ribbon in the ornament
General Instructions:
1. Remove metal top from your ornament.

2. Insert ribbon into the ornament

3. Use a wooden skewer to help position the ribbon.

4. Re-insert your top and tie with a piece of coordinating ribbon for hanging.

On the Ribbons and Bows Oh My home page, you will see glass ribbon ornaments found under Projects.

These ornaments can be used for any occasion or decoration:
Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Halloween, Your athletes, School colors, and for Baby’s first Christmas. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

These are the ones I made this year. It is so much fun experimenting with different combinations of ribbons.

Mint and Peppermint Parfait Ribbon Ornament

Supplies:

  • One 3 1/4″ glass ornament
  • 4 Hot Pink Korkers
  • 4 Green Korkers
  • 2 – 12″ pieces of 3/8″ hot pink grosgrain

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Instructions:

  1. Layer 2 korkers of the same color at a time. Continue until all the korkers are used. Turn the bulb around and slightly tilt it as  you feed in the korkers. Use a wooden skewer to help position the ribbon.
  2. Replace the top.
  3. Add a bow and a hanging ribbon using the two 12″ pieces of 3/8″ hot pink grosgrain ribbon.

 

Angel Ribbon Ornament

Supplies:

  • One 3 1/4″ glass ornament
  • 12-24″ Angel decorated ribbon
  • 24″ saddle stitch ribbon in red
  • 24″ saddle stitch ribbon in white/red
  • 24″ Angel for a bow
  • 12″ white satin ribbon, 3/8″ or less

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Instructions:

  1. Add the Angel ribbon to the ornament first. Twist the decorated ribbon with the image on the outside. Use a skewer to position the ribbon for the angels are right-side up. Adding 12″ of the 5/8″ decorated ribbon at a time makes it easier to control.
  2. Add the other ribbons randomly. This gives a casual effect and adds to the interest of the ornament. Each ornament will be unique!
  3. Replace the top.
  4. Finish with hanger made from the white satin ribbon. Loop it through the hanger of the ornament, tie the top in a square knot. Add a Angel ribbon bow.

 

Soccer Ribbon Ornament

( For the athlete in your  family)

Supplies:

  • One 3 1/4″ glass ornament
  • 12″ Jolly Holiday decorated ribbon (three sets of words)
  • 24″ of Soccer ribbon in red, 7/8″ wide – cut into two 12″ pieces
  • 24″ Swiss dots, White/black, 5/8″ wide
  • 24″ Stripes, black, 7/8″ wide
  • 24″ red satin ribbon, 3/8″ wide for the hanger

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Instructions:

  1. Add the Jolly Holiday ribbon using a skewer to position the ribbon. Make sure the words are facing up so you can easily read them.
  2. Add one 12″ piece of the Soccer ribbon. Twist the ribbon as you feed it through the opening. Use a skewer to spread it out as much as you can.
  3. Add the Swiss dots and Stripes.
  4. Add the last 12″ piece of Soccer ribbon.
  5. Try different layers until you like the results. I used a long nosed tweezers to remove any ribbon that wasn’t cooperating! Then I tried again.
  6. Replace the top. Add the red satin ribbon hanger.

 

Train Ribbon Ornament


(For Andy’s First Christmas!)

Supplies:

  • 24″ plus a little more of Trains, 5/8″ wide, in 12″ pieces
  • 24″ plus a little more of Stripes, Baby Blue, 5/8″ wide, cut in 12″ pieces , plus 12″ of the bow
  • 24″ Blue grosgrain, 5/8″ wide, cut in 12″ pieces
  • 12′ red satin, 3/8″ wide for color in the glass ornament and another 12″ for the hanger.

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Instructions:

  1. I put the Train ribbon in first. By using smaller pieces, I could control where they go. The results will still become a random design.
  2. Add the other ribbons, interchanging the colors to create an effect you like.
  3. Replace the top and add a bow and hanging ribbon.

This is so much fun! There are so many possibilities!

See  you tomorrow,

Rita

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Friday Sharing Day – Wreaths

It’s the end of the week already. It’s been so much fun showing you the different wreath ideas.

Thanksgiving is almost here. We here at Ribbons and Bows Oh MY are so GRATEFUL for your support and business that we are offering you an incentive to submit your ideas for Thanksgiving. We would like you to share with us. Look on the right of the blog, link in and show us your STUFF(ing)!!!

Click on the Turkey on the right to see the Turkey Day ideas.

Have a great weekend! See you next week with Holiday Table Decorations.

Enjoy!

Rita

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Bow for Blue Braided Wreath

The Bow for the Blue Braided Wreath

I made a triple bow using two different ribbons. I wanted to repeat the color of the wreath, yet add some shimmery effect.

I used 32″ of Woven Shimmer in silver, 7/8″ wide and 32″ of Elenora, Royal/Silver, 3/8″ wide. I treated the ribbons as one, placing the smaller ribbon on top of the wider one. Long streamers are made from the same ribbons.

Here is a video about how to create the bow used to finish off the blue braided wreath in yesterday’s post.

I really like this wreath. The highlights on the satin ribbon add a lot of dimension to the design. It will look great for the holidays yet can be used throughout the winter months. You certainly could add small snowflake embellishments to the wreath. Be creative!

Our new Candy Cane Stripes ribbon would be really pretty in a braid. I would order the 7/8″ wide ribbon for a large wreath, or 3/8″ wide for small wreaths. I think I’ll try that next. If you try a different color or ribbon, please send us a photo to share.

Be sure to send us your creations using the link on the right.

Enjoy crafting!

Rita

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