Ribbon Pillow

I created a ribbon pillow for The Ribbon Retreat last week that I’m in love with so I had to share it here

Ribbon Pillow

 I wanted a striped pillow but couldn’t find one with the colors I needed to match my decor.  I then decided I could make a pillow with rows of ribbon.  I first thought of this idea because I love that it can be customized to any color combination you are decorating with.  I was looking everywhere for fabric with teal, yellow, and orange but I couldn’t find any that I loved so I decided to make my own.

Supplies Needed:

ribbon pillow supplies

Step 1:  Cut two pieces of fabric.  I cut mine 18 inches by 18 inches.

ribbon pillow

Step 2:  Cut your ribbon into strips the same size as your fabric.  (I cut mine 18 inches long)

Step 3:  Cut a piece of interfacing the size of the fabric and iron on to the fabric.

Step 4.  Remove paper from back of interfacing.

Step 5:  Line your ribbon up on the fabric and interfacing.  Pin in place.

Step 6.  Iron your ribbon carefully.

Step 7.  After all the ribbon is fused to the fabric, flip over that piece of fabric over and line up with other piece of fabric.  Sew fabric squares together.

Step 8.  Turn your fabric right side out and iron.  Stuff with pillow form or batting.

Ribbon Pillow

I know it might sound like a lot of steps but I promise it’s easy and definitely worth it.  You will be so happy with your new pillow.  I smile every time I walk by it.

So, what do you think?  What color ribbon would you use?

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Add Glitter to Your Phone Charger with Ribbon

Want to add glitter to your phone charger?
glitter your cell phone charger with glitter ribbon
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I’ve found the easiest way to do it and I didn’t use mod podge or nail polish.  

I used glitter ribbon! 
  

glitter your cell phone charger with glitter ribbon

Have you seen this stuff before?  It is so much fun!  I found the ribbon at Michael’s and new exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I used double sided tape and easily wrapped it around the adapter and USB cable ends.

Supplies needed:

  • glitter
  • ribbon
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • clear glue

For the adapter I wrapped two rows of ribbon and it fit perfectly. For one side of the USB cable, I did have to cut trim the ribbon a little.

It literally took less than twenty minutes.  The next day I did have to add a little glue to the ends of the ribbon where it overlapped because it started to come off but that was an easy fix also.

What other crafts have you used glitter ribbon on?  This is definitely my new favorite thing to craft with!

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Braided Ribbon and Chain Necklace

I was thrilled to be a creative guest on Ucreate a few months ago where I shared my Braided Ribbon and Chain Necklace.  Then, today, I was looking through my drafts and realized I never shared it here.  So I realized it would be fun to recap and share with all of you – just in case you missed it.

Doesn’t that look easy?  I’m going to be honest, the hardest part about this necklace is deciding which fabric flower to add.
This is all you need:ribbon, chain, fabric swatch, needle and thread, pliers, and scissors
The first thing you need to do is decide how long you want your necklace to be.  It needs to be long enough to slide over your head.  I made my finished necklace 30 inches so I used chain that was 32 inches and cut the ribbon around 64 inches.  You can make it any length you want it to be, just remember the braid causes the finished necklace to be shorter than what you start with.
To start making your necklace, pull one end of the ribbon through the first link of your chain.   Keep pulling until you have an equal amount of ribbon on each side of the chain.
Now that you have your three strings, you are ready to start braiding.  You can make it as tight or loose as you want.  Keep braiding until you get to the end of the chain.
Once you come to the end of the chain, thread one piece of ribbon through the last link and tie the two ends of the ribbon to form a tight knot.  This will keep the braid from coming undone.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect.  We will cover it up with the fabric flower.
 Use the pliers to attach each end of the chain together.
And our necklace is finished!

Now we are ready to add the fabric flower.

This is the hard part because there are so many great ways to make fabric flowers.

I made this flower by cutting12 circles from a lightweight rayon fabric.  I stacked all but 5 of the circles on top of one another a little off center.  Then I took the last 5 circles, folded each one in half twice and layered those on top of the flat circles.  I used my needle and thread to stitch it all together.  Twist the folded circles around, fluff it up, and you have a great looking fabric flower!

Using the same needle and thread, attach the flower to the ribbon where the two ends were tied together.

Finally, show off your fabulous new necklace that you made and enjoy all the compliments you get!!

How simple is that?  So easy that you will have time to make one for yourself and to give as a fabulous gift.  You can make them in different colors, use various widths of ribbon and fun, funky fabric flowers.  I think a pretty fabric rosette would be really pretty.  The possibilities are endless.

I hope you have fun making your own Braided Ribbon and Chain Necklace with your favorite fabric flower.
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Easy Christmas Wreath

Easy Christmas Wreath with Beads and RibbonThis is a quick and easy Christmas wreath to make.  I wanted a simple, classic wreath that could be used year after year.
Supplies Needed:
  • Foam Wreath
  • Red Ribbon – used to wrap foam wreath
  • 4 Strands of Beads:  I used 2 different sizes
  • Floral Pins
  • 1.5 Inch Ribbon for Bow
  • Double-sided Tape
I started by wrapping the wreath with the ribbon and adhering it with the double-sided tape.
Then I started wrapping the beads around the wreath.  I wrapped three at a time:  one small, one large, and one small.  That covered about 2/3 of the wreath.  Then for the rest I took a small strand and cut it in half and repeated the small, large, small pattern.  It will vary depending on the size of the wreath you are using.  I attached the beads using the floral pins.  I left a 1.5 inch space where I wanted the bow to be placed so it would lay flat against the wreath.

I looped the ribbon around once behind the bow and tied a knot to I could hang the wreath on my door.  Then I attached the bow to the loop so the bow is actually attached to the loop not the wreath.

Now I just can’t decide if I want to keep it on my front door or hang it above my fireplace:)  I might have to make another one.

Let me know what you think.  Have you made a wreath lately?  I’d love to see it.  Leave a comment and link back to what you made.

 

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