We took a break from the hustle and bustle of ribbon world to enjoy a good old fashioned cookout. There was plenty of laughter and great food. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the afternoon.
I’ve also added in a really simple and festive way to keep your hands free while digging into the goodies. Tie your plasticware onto your paper plate!
- Patriotic ribbon – I recommend 3/8″
- Paper plate
- One hole punch
1. This tip/craft is so easy, it doesn’t even need directions but I’ve posted step by step pictures showing how to make it anyways.
Have a wonderful Fourth of July!!
Tulle and Lights
Everyone is using tulle and lights to decorate for parties and weddings. I mean who doesn’t love fluffy, delicate tulle and twinkling lights…I sure do. Here’s a couple examples that I found around the blog world(thank you Pinterest).
Spotted on Vintage Lace & Pearls
Spotted on Eventful Life (This site features other light and tulle decorations as well)
The possibilities are endless when it comes to lights and tulle. I think it would be fun to wrap tulle covered lights around a wreath form to create a twinkling wreath. The twinkling wreath would be a great decoration and night light for a little girl’s bedroom. Have fun experimenting with these materials to add a little sparkle to your next event!
Halloween Party Ideas
It’s almost Halloween! I’ve decided to do a couple of “wild card” posts this week and break away from our usual craft project ideas in honor of the approaching holiday.
Are you having a Halloween party? If so, I have the perfect blog share for you. Jenn over at Clean & Scentsible has tons of great party ideas for you all in one place. Crafts, decorations, food…you name it, she’s got it! Her spooky food table(pictured above) would be great for any Halloween gathering. I hope you have fun with all of your Halloween festivities!
RABOM hopes you are enjoying all of the deals that are part of our 10th Birthday Bash! I wanted to give you “10 Ways to Use Ribbon at a Party” in honor of our celebration.
Picture from Paper and Pigtails
10 Ways to Use Ribbon at a Party
1. Ribbon Table Skirt
2. Ribbon Party Wreath
3. Ribbon Adorned Chairs
4. Ribbon Topiary
5. Ribbon Party Hats
6. Ribbon Table Runner
7. Ribbon Embellished Invitations
8. Ribbon Garland
9. Ribbon Cake Stand
10. Ribbon Canopy
Don’t forget to check our website for the last deals of our Birthday Bash. Have fun at your next party!
Ribbon chandeliers are a fun, easy project that can be made for many occasions. They add a fun flair to a dinner party, but they are also perfect for a birthday party or even as a decoration in a girl’s bedroom. It would also be a cute idea to get a fabric marker and have guests write down advice or well wishes on the ribbon at a bridal or baby shower and then assemble this for the bride or new mother.
- Paper lantern
- Ribbon of various colors, designs, and widths
- Double sided tape, hot glue, or craft glue
Start out by assembling your paper lantern. These can be found at most party or craft stores.
Turn your lantern upside down so that the hook is on the bottom. Tie your pieces of ribbon along the bottom bar of the paper lantern. Make sure that your knot is in the middle so that you have equal lengths of ribbon hanging down from both sides(only unless you want a tiered look then don’t worry about having the knot in the middle). I wanted my ribbon to hang down about a foot from the lantern so I used 24 inch long pieces of ribbon. Make sure to seal your ribbon edges before you start applying the ribbon to the lantern.
Once I finished tying the ribbon across the bar, I still wanted a little more volume to my chandelier. I had to attach ribbon to the inside rim of the lantern to get the fullness that I wanted. Take a piece of ribbon and fold it in half. Apply your double sided tape or glue to the fold.
Stick the piece of ribbon inside the lantern and adhere it to the inside rim as shown in the picture above.
Continue this around the entire rim of the paper lantern. Once you have ribbon covering the middle bar and the rim of the lantern then you are ready to hang your new chandelier.
I used a coordinating piece of ribbon to hang my ribbon chandelier, but feel free to experiment with using tulle. Ribbon chandeliers are a great decoration for any party, and they are fun to make as well. Have fun planning your next party!
Wine Glass Charm
I love entertaining at my house, so this week I will share a couple fun decorating ideas for your next dinner or cocktail party.
It’s so easy for guests to get their drinks mixed up at a party, so personalized wine glass charms are the perfect solution to this problem.
- Bottle caps
- Bottle cap images
- Jump rings
- 1/4″ or 3/8″ ribbon
- Epoxy dots
- Dimensional Magic or other craft glue
- Metal Hole Punch
Start by punching or cutting out your bottle cap images. You can find files for bottle cap images on the internet, and then print them out yourself. I was able to find some where I could add my own text, such as a name. You can find a “bottle cap image punch” in the scrapbooking section of most craft stores.
Now add a small amount of Dimensional Magic or other craft glue to the top of your bottle cap. Place the image on top of the bottle cap and give it a couple minutes to adhere/dry.
Carefully peel your epoxy dot off of it’s sheet making sure not to touch the back of the epoxy dot. Place the epoxy dot over the image to give the bottle cap a polished look.
Take your metal hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the bottle cap. Make sure that you have your image positioned correctly when you punch the bottle cap or else the name won’t be centered when you finish the charm. You can purchase a metal hole punch on the Ribbons and Bows Oh My! website under the hardware tab.
Add a jump ring to the bottle cap, thread some ribbon through the jump ring, and tie the charm to your glass. Voila! Now you have cute, personalized wine glass charms that you can send home with your guests as a gift. I can’t wait to use these at my next dinner party!
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Wow! The season of happiness is upon us. Getting ready for New Year’s Eve or any other party is our theme for the week.
I thought it would be fun to offer ideas to help you celebrate the New Year.
Party Hats are an especially fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Guests can make their own when they arrive at your home.
- Heavy paper 12″x12″ in size – scrap booking paper is ideal. Smaller paper squares for smaller hats.
- Embellishments: feathers, marabou, ribbons, glitter stars, trims, beads, tulle. A large variety of accessories to decorate the hats.
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- 3/8″ ribbon or thinner for ties
- Pencil and string
Ahead of time you can trace and cut the hats into the right shape for forming a cone. The size of the hat is determined by the length of the string you use as your radius. I used almost 12 inches to make the large hat and about 5 inches for the small version. Tie the string around the pencil near the tip. Hold the string at one corner on the wrong side of the paper. Hold the pencil upright as you draw a curved line from one side of the paper the other side. Keep the string taut in order to make a perfect arch. Cut along the line. Cut a small curved line at the corner. Overlap the edges together to form a cone. Glue, staple or tape the edges. You have formed the hat.
Cut two ribbons about 15-20 inches long. Staple one end of each to opposite sides of the hat.
Guests can decorate the hat or you could decorate it ahead of time. I remember one favorite New Year’s Eve party where each of my guests decorated their own hats with the materials provided by me. We held a contest to see who created the craziest, most beautiful, or classiest hat.
On the hats today, I glued marabou around the bottom, added a tulle pom to the top, and feathers and glittery leaves to finish off the festive flair. There is a matching hat for Grace’s American Girl Doll. Anyone would love to wear these party hats.
Of course there are many occasions to make party hats in this same way. How about a party for your daughter and her friends with their American Girl dolls. Don’t forget birthday parties!
Be sure to CHIRP your party ideas.
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